Uckfield Community Technology College Downsview Crescent, Uckfield, East Sussex TN22 3DJ tel:01825 764844 Email: email@example.com
Previous front page notices
For students attending the
Year 7 trip on Monday 4th Feb
We have had an email from the London Philharmonic Orchestra asking for students attending to possibly download a free app to use on their phone. It is a candle app and will be used during one of the orchestral pieces. Do not worry if your son/daughter is unable to do this.
Links: Iphone Android Blackberry
Return Coaches form the trip: Unless there are changes on the day the coaches will return to the following venues on Monday. Please do not park in the way of coaches. Updates on ETA will be sent to reception and updated on website. Estimated return at 6:30-7:00 p.m.
Tuesday 22nd January 2013
Monday 21st January 2013
UPDATE 19:45 Sunday
Due to deteriorating conditions and road closures tomorrow the school will now be closed for all students EXCEPT those doing examinations, which will run as normal. Any further updates will be communicated here and via the ESCC Schools Emergency Closure page.
There is a document containing work for students to be getting on with here: WORK FOR STUDENTS - please note this is being updated frequently, so please keep checking. (Only students/staff can view this - please log into your uctc gmail first) This is not available via non-uctc email accounts.
Year 9 profiles
Owing to a minor technical fault there has been a slight delay in the production of the Year 9 Profiles. Kindly accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. Profiles will now be sent out on Wednesday 16th January.
Year 7 PANTO Trip Information
Wednesday 9th January
Adam Livings - Director of Year
Last day of term arrangements
As is custom at UCTC students will finish the term at the end of lesson 4 (1.20pm) on Friday 21st December. College coaches have been booked to leave at 1.35pm.
The UCTC Carol Service will take place at Holy Cross Church, Uckfield, at 7:30pm on 18th December 2012. For more information about this highly popular event and to obtain (free) tickets please view the Carol Service Letter/Form
Reminder - INSET Day
A reminder that Friday 30th November is an INSET day and college will be closed for students on that day.
Maths help for all Year 11 Students
Weekly Maths Masterclasses will be running on Thursdays after school from 3.30 to 4.30 starting Thursday 4th October. These sessions are open to any student who thinks that they would benefit from some extra help or revision of topics covered previously. There will be two sessions running concurrently - students targeting Grades A* - B should go to M10 and those targeting Grades C - D should go to M6.
See your Maths teacher or Mr Bashford for more information.
Parent Voice Newsletter
The latest version of this newsletter for parents and carers of children with special educational needs or disabilities may be viewed here: Parent Voice Newsletter
All students in Key Stage 3 and 4 have been issued with our new style planners. These are key to communication between home and college and students need to ensure they have them every day, in every lesson. We are very grateful to the College's PTA for supporting the purchase of these planners.
Please see the letter in under the Parents/Letters section
BBC broadcast 13th July
The live broadcast from UCTC which was recorded last Friday evening is available as a podcast for the next few days by clicking here: Radio 4 Any Questions
Wine and Nibbles evening
Special evening for parents/carers of Year 7 students to meet your son/daughter's form tutor will be held on Thursday 18th October 7.00-8.30pm in the Hall. All welcome.
Together to Success Evening
Improving Writing Workshop
Special evening for parents/carers of Year 7 students to help support your son/daughter in their English lessons will be held this Thursday 11th October in the Sixth Form Study Area from 7.00pm until 8.30pm. Everybody welcome.
Reminder - Tempest Photography
Orders for the photographs from Tempest Photography need to be returned to school by 12th October. Any orders after that need to be sent directly to Tempest as detailed on the order form.
Together to Achieve - Year 11
Special evening for parents/carers of Year 11 students to help you support your son/daughter in preparation for GCSE examinations over the next few months. More information here
Spiritus Jam (Tuesdays after school) now has a few spaces for new drummers who wish to start this term. Please see Sharon in the kitchens, Jacqui Fowler (TA) or Clare Summons.
Year 10 Art trip
On Friday 12th October Year 10 art students have the opportunity to go to Tate Modern to see the current Munch exhibition. For more information and the consent form please see the letters section.
Last day of term arrangements
Thursday 19th July
College will finish for students after lesson 4 at 1.20 pm. Buses will leave at 1.35 pm.
All have arrived safely.
Sky Dome Image Machine
Saturday 21st July 2012, 9.30-10.30 pm, at Luxford Field. Featuring Spiritus who operate the shadow puppets in the Samesky Dome.
School day times change - UPDATE
The summer exam season is Mon 14th May to Mon 25th June during which we will follow the Exam day timetable:
We will also follow this timetable during enrichment week, the first week of July. The normal school day will resume on Mon 9th July to the end of term
UCTC New Uniform from September FAQ's
For answers to some questions and for clarification of everything to do with our new uniform please have a look at our UCTC NEW UNIFORM FAQ's page.
New Uniform Information
Further to Mr Hennebry’s communication in January giving details of the new College uniform from September 2012, we are pleased to be able to inform you of the timeline for availability of the new uniform and also opportunities for fittings. For full details please see the New Uniform Availabilty and Fitting Information page
Parents Forum and Surgeries
Dear Parents and Carers,
For our Community College to be truly outstanding, we need to continuously gather feedback from students and parents and use it to shape our future improvements. Your voice has always been extremely valuable to us and we have a number of ways we listen to your views, including Forums and Surgeries. For information about these please see our Letters Page. (PARENTS tab/Letters or click here)
Uniform Fitting Days
A reminder that our evenings for uniform availability and fitting are Tuesday 10th July for Year 8 (to coincide with Year 8 Celebration evening) and Wednesday 11th July for years 7 and 9, and on both evenings will be from 3pm - 8 pm.
Wembley visit in Enrichment Week
Please note that although we are no longer going to the Coca Cola factory we will still be visiting Wembley Stadium as planned.
PE Celebration Meal
If your son/daughter would still like to go to the PE celebration meal it's not too late. Payment may still be made via ParentPay. Please return the reply slip/menu choices to Mrs Wheeler in the main office in advance.
Enrichment Week choices
There are still places available on Hever Castle visit (3 places), School of Rock (20 places), Bike-ability, Tapas Eastbourne Meal, Europa Centre (all available on Parentpay) and there are free activities as well. Please see website for full details of activities (PARENTS tab/letters). All forms have been sent home via your son/daughter and there extra ones at reception or on the website.The closing date for their choices to be in is this Friday 18th May. If a form is not received then a choice will be made for your son/daughter.
Parents' Forum 19.06.2012
The college has been informed by the Health Protection Agency that there is a suspected case of measles within the school. They have asked us to pass on information which can be found in the letter section under the Parents tab above. Should you have any further queries please contact your GP or contact Merrin Rose, The Student Support Assistant at Uckfield Community Technology College.
New Uniform (September 2012)
We are pleased to confirm details of our new uniform for all students in next year's Y7 to 10 (September 2012). This change is being introduced so that our students' appearance better reflects our outstanding college. It has come about after extensive consultation with parents and students and we are very grateful for the many ideas and contributions people have made. There are two samples of the girls' jacket and boys' blazer available should any student or parent want to have a look or try on. Lots of students have been in recently and feedback has been very positive. The uniform suppliers, Sussex Uniforms, will put on opportunities in the College for you to try and buy uniform in the summer term. Please note that the sweatshirt and polo shirt in the current uniform will be used in the new PE uniform from September 2012.
Full details click: Uniform from September 2012
Timetable for year 11 during
GCSE time - summer 2012
This is available to view in the Booklets & Info section under Our Curriculum above.
Year 7 Celebration Evening
The date for this has changed from May 3rd to 12th July.
Vouchers for Schools
We are again collecting Sainsbury and Tesco vouchers and Nestlé box tops from their respective schools assitance programs. Please do bring/send any of these you have to Reception. Many thanks.
Gifted and Talented workshop
There are now only a few remaining places for the Gifted and Talented workshop which will take place in Enrichment week on the 4th July. Sign up soon if you wish to reserve a place
FAQ's Year 9 options
A Support document with Frequently Asked Questions and answers for year 9 options may be found here
Parent Voice newsletter and insert which includes details of free training, information and workshops for parents and workers is now available via our letters page
A Level Celebration Evening