Proposed change in size of year groups

On 1 December 2019, Derby’s University Technical College began a new chapter in its work to create a talent pipeline for the region’s top employers. Now known as UTC Derby Pride Park, the technical school for 13 to 19-year-olds, which specialises in engineering, has joined one of the best performing institutions for university technical colleges in the country, The Sheffield UTC Academy Trust.

From September 2020, UTC Derby Pride Park will offer a second technical specialism in life sciences and also enrol younger students from the age of 13 into Year 9.

We are now consulting on a proposed change in size of year groups. As from September 2021, it is proposed that the UTC will admit 120 Year 9 students and that year group sizes for Year 10 and Year 11 will reduce to 120 pupils from 180. This will keep the UTC’s overall capacity the same as previously at 600 pupils (Y9=120, Y10=12, Y11=120, Y12 = 120, Y13=120).

We hope that you will be able to take a few minutes to answer the questions below. Every response received will help us to progress and ensure that this next chapter in the life of Derby’s UTC is as successful as possible. Thank you!

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* 1. Your Postcode:

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* 2a. Are you?

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Pupil/Student

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* 2b. Are you?

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Parent/Carer 

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* 2c. Are you?

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An educational professional
An employer
A member of the local community
A student at UTC Derby Pride Park
A parent/carer of a student at UTC Derby Pride Park

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* 3. As from September 2021, it is proposed that the UTC will admit 120 Year 9 students and that year group sizes for Year 10 and Year 11 will reduce to 120 pupils from 180. This will keep the UTC’s overall capacity the same as previously at 600 pupils (Y9=120, Y10=12, Y11=120, Y12 = 120, Y13=120).

Do you agree that UTC Derby Pride Park should admit 120 students into Year 9 and reduce year group sizes for Year 10 and Year 11 to 120 as indicated above?

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* Further comments 

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* 4. If applicable, how interested are you in attending/sending your child to attend UTC Derby Pride Park?*

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* 5. If you are an employer, are you interested in being involved with the work of the UTC?

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* 6. Would you like to be kept in touch with the progress of UTC Derby Pride Park?*

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* *If you would like us to contact you, please provide the following:

Name

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* Email address

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* Please use this space to give any further comments you may have

Thank you for completing these questions.

This consultation closes at 23:59 on 24th January and outcomes will be posted to the UTC Derby Pride Park website 

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