|Type||University Technical College|
|DfE URN||141394 Tables|
UTC@harbourside is a University Technical College for students aged 14–18 (Key Stage 4 and 5) located in Newhaven, Sussex, England which opened in September 2015. It specialises in marine and environmental engineering and the purpose - built building is part of the renovation project in the Newhaven Quayside.
The University Sponsor is University of Brighton, who also sponsors academy schools in Sussex through its Academies Trust. The Employer Sponsor is Veolia.The other sponsors are The Aldridge Foundation and Lewes District Council,
In its first year of opening, UTC@harbourside has a total of 150 places split between Year 10 and 12. Students come from Newhaven and across Sussex, including Brighton, Haywards Heath and Eastbourne.
The specialisms of the UTC are marine and environmental engineering, with employer partners playing a key role in the curriculum of the UTC by setting real life enterprise challenges. Through the projects, students will study towards Level 2 and 3 technical awards and diplomas. The curriculum also includes core GCSEs and A Levels in subjects like Maths, English and separate sciences, plus a PE provision which includes sailing and scuba diving.