UTC@harbourside Receives Go-Ahead From Planners
Building plans for the new £12M University Technical College for Sussex, UTC@harbourside, to be based in Newhaven, have received approval from Lewes District Council Planning Committee.
The committee approved plans to convert, alter and extend the Grade II listed marine workshop and carpenters workshops at Railway Quay, Newhaven, and demolish other buildings to create the state of the art college, which will open in September 2015. They also approved plans for a riverside boardwalk alongside the college.
UTC@harbourside will offer 14 to 18 year olds an outstanding academic and technical education focused on science, engineering, technology and mathematics, with a focus on the specialist skills in demand by the growing marine engineering and environmental technology sectors in the region. It opens in September 2015.
Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy rated GOOD by Ofsted
Ofsted inspectors have rated the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy GOOD in their first inspection report since the Academy opened in September 2012.
The inspectors said, "The achievement of students has improved rapidly. Current pupils in primary years are making good progress. GCSE results in 2013 were better than those in the predecessor school". IPACA's GCSE results, 56% 5 A*- C including English and Maths, were the best ever attained on Portland with the English Department securing some of the best results in the county. Ofsted also said that "Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage make excellent progress, and teaching in this area is particularly good."
An important contributor to the Academy's progress has been the investment in high quality information technology for all students.
You can see a video about the 1:1 Chromebooks programme for all students Click here to view video .