39 pupils from Madrid recently came to visit us at UCTC in June for a week. They were paired up with a "buddy" from our Years 7, 8 and 9. Our Spanish friends spent the day with their buddy. They accompanied them to lessons and played football, games or chatted through lunch and break. The Spanish agency and teachers were really impressed with the organisation of the exchange and this is entirely down to how reliable our buddies from UCTC were. They were prompt and on time every morning. They were incredibly welcoming to our Spanish guests throughout the day.
The Uscars, UCTC's celebration of film-making talent takes place at the Uckfield Picturehouse on Thursday 23rd June at 2pm. Tickets are available from the Media department. This is an opportunity to view some of the superb work A-level Film & Media students have produced this year. Everyone is welcome.
Yet again, UCTC have been invited to the prestigious South of England Show as part of the Countryside Hub. This year the theme is 'Sheep' and students (and staff!) have been working hard to produce an amazing display of felted clothing, a knitted blanket and 'Dave' our pom-pom sheep. We have also incorporated Micro-bits to light up the clothing with sensors.
Uckfield Community Technology College has won two prestigious awards for exceptional performance. The national Schools, Student and Teachers Network (SSAT) analyses a very wide range of data from all schools nationally. It does so in a more comprehensive way than school league tables because it includes every grade for every student. Its analysis shows that Uckfield Community College is in the top 20% of schools nationally in the two most significant categories.
Just a reminder of some advice to all parents/carers and students about being safe coming to and from school in the darker, winter months. Wear something bright, and always have working lights/reflectors on your bike when cycling. More information here.
Bus service alteration
Slight changes of timings for the 31 Bus Service from 14th November 2016. We have been advised that timings on 31 bus service between Haywards Heath and Uckfield Bus Station will be very little changed although you may wish to note that the 15:45 from Uckfield Bus Station to Maresfield, Newick, North Chailey and Haywards Heath is revised to depart from the Bus Station at 15:50pm.
Mock examinations date change
Please note that the December Year 11 GCSE mock exams will now be being held between the 14th and 20th December inclusive (moved from 12th to 16th December inclusive).
Upcoming PTA dates
Next PTA meeting will be held on Tuesday 27th September 2016, 7.30 pm in the Reading Room PTA AGM will be on Tuesday 1st November 2016, 7.30pm in the Reading Room
Austria Ski Trip 2017
Friday 31st March 2017, returning on Saturday 8th April.
There are still some places available for next year's ski trip. No experience required! This is an amazing trip where you will get to have great fun on and off the slopes. There's skiing, sledging, racing, bowling, swimming, sliding, quizzing, eating, shopping, relaxing, laughing (lots) and snowballs (lots and lots). All in a safe, fun environment. Get your deposits in via ParentPay ASAP if you would like to take part. Any questions, please see the letter attached to the previous notice or email Mr Harvey.
Battlefields Trip 2017
The Battlefields 2017 trip is now on Parent Pay. Open to all current year 8 students. Dates are 10th - 11th February, 2017. Once again, first come, first served. Information Letter
ParentPay information update
Important: To pay for school meals, parents need to click ‘Pay for items’, then 'View details and pay' after topping-up My Account. For more information, please click here.
Bus timetable change
School Transport - UCTC4 Buxted and Hadlow Down. Changes of pick times from Monday 18th April 2016 please see timetable here