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Welcome to Sir Charles Kao UTC

Sir Charles Kao UTC is an academy for 14-19 year olds dedicated to excellence in computing, science and engineering. At Sir Charles Kao UTC, students turn their passion for science and engineering into a life changing career.

Our school is run in partnership with employers, who offer students a unique experience of work in the technology sector. Together we equip students to get ahead in the region’s fastest growing industries. We have high expectations for our students and increase opportunities for them to progress to university and employment.

Our Vision

Sir Charles Kao UTC is an academy for 14-19 year olds dedicated to excellence in computer science, science and engineering. We equip students to get ahead in the region’s fastest growing industries, with 500,000 jobs in the sectors by 2020.

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Testimonials

  • "UTCs are transforming our country giving thousands of students state of the art technical and vocational education. I have seen this for myself at first hand with the Harlow Sir Charles Kao UTC ensuring many hundreds of Harlow students getting the skills, training and expertise to‎ get high skilled jobs in the future. I hope that we will see many more UTCs up and down our country."

    Robert Halfon, MP for Harlow and Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills

  • "To compete successfully in the global economy, the UK has an ongoing need to build a pipeline of early talent in science and engineering. I’m really delighted that GSK is sponsoring the Sir Charles Kao University Technical College as part of this effort."

    Dr Paul Westlake, GlaxoSmithKline

  • "The Hospital works with the UTC to support the development and implementation of a curriculum in medical technology that will address the needs of the health sector by developing the skills and expertise of young people in medical and healthcare technical specialisms."

    Marc Davis, The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust

  • "The Sir Charles Kao University Technical College stands for excellence in education and I’m proud of our work to support them."

    Rod Bristow, President UK & Core, Pearson

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