A flagship University Technical College, approved by the government last year, will open in September 2014.

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The Norfolk UTC, run by the Transforming Education in Norfolk (TEN) group in partnership with Norwich City College, the University of East Anglia, Group Lotus, Gardline and Future Marine Services, will offer 14 to 19 year olds an education focused on engineering, energy and manufacturing.

The group, led by former City College Norwich principal Dick Palmer, has now secured a site for the college which it has less than 20 months to transform.

Mr Palmer said the college had been given £7m of government funding to create its base and buy equipment needed for the UTC.

He said: “We’re absolutely confident it will be a stunning, iconic institution once we are there in August 2014.”

Norfolk UTC will cater for up to 600 students – with 150 being admitted in the first year.

To find out where the 14-19 academy will be based, sees tomorrow’s paper.

4 comments

  • It should be Northside of City. The South it far too overcrowded and some of the wealth should come North.

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    NchNthMan

    Wednesday, January 9, 2013

  • Where will Norfolk’s flagship University Technical College be based?--- Essex maybe?

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    ggj666

    Wednesday, January 9, 2013

  • Spoiler! It's Connaught House, Old Hall Rd, Tuckswood. Not sure if you could cram more in down there but I guess it had to go somewhere & it is 'just' within the city too.

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    You know who you are!

    Tuesday, January 15, 2013

  • Wherever it's based, the UTC looks like being a fantastic addition to the range of educational choice in Norfolk. At a time when we are shipping in engineers from overseas to fix our turbines and our best and brightest brains are being tempted overseas to work the Technical College looks like providing the skills Norfolk nees to compete and to grow. All power to it.

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    Morat

    Wednesday, January 9, 2013

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