The UCTC (Eco Club) Christmas tree went up this morning for the Festival of Christmas Trees at Church of the Holy Cross, Uckfield. The tree, together with many others, are on show at the church on Friday 9th, Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th December 2011.
Eight UCTC students represented the school at a Sussex Chess Tournament on Sunday 27th November. The school team came 2nd overall, narrowly missing out on claiming first place. Well done UCTC chess players!
UCTC students do 'Question Time' for the BBC Question and Answer challenge.
Listen to our students debate:
'Are the police justified in 'kettling' protestors?' as part of our college's entry to win this year's BBC challenge aimed at raising political awareness. Six minutes of debate for you to agree, or disagree with."
It's that time of year again and we are serving Christmas dinners to students and staff at the college, the details are below, if you son or daughter would like a Christmas Dinner they need to purchase a ticket prior to the day of their lunch from any of the catering tills, this can be done either with cash or by using their parentpay account credit.
If your child has free school meals, they will be issued with a ticket on request no payment will be required.
Forthcoming event held by Autism
Support Network Lewes on Thursday 17th November in Lewes at the Phoenix
Centre on the topic of
"Nutrition and Health in Autistic Spectrum Disorders"
The talk will be given by Clinical Nutritionist Jon Tommey from the Autism
Clinic and is a rare chance for parents to gain more insight and
understanding into their children's underlying biomedical issues and the
On the 8th of October the textile department ran a the first of 3 workshops where a Textile Artist is invited in for the day. On this occasion Cas Holmes came in to instruct teachers and students. Cas is a local artist working in the area of textiles and mixed media. She produces works for art galleries, public spaces and sells to individual collectors. On Saturday we found that she did an astounding job of taking each of us out of our comfort zone and getting us to work in areas that we had never considered before.
On Monday 17th October 2011 Simon Toyne, author of ‘Sanctus’, visited UCTC’s media studies and English language students of year 12 and 13. ‘Sanctus’ is Simon’s first novel from the thrilling new trilogy. His book has been published in many different countries in lots of languages. He took a degree in English and Drama at Goldsmith’s college in London, despite originally wanting to be an actor he then went into writing screenplays, but as Simon said whatever you want to do in television you will always start at the bottom, so he began making tea.
The students who had already consented will be vaccinated on Monday 27th February. For students who have not consented and wish to be vaccinated please contact the ImmunisationTeam on 0300 1235205 for information on the next catch up session
Cycling and walking to school safety
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.
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.