NEWS, INFO & Activities

NEWS, INFO & Activities

UTC Media City UK


Term Dates

Term Dates 2021-22

The pattern broadly follows the BwD term-time pattern to encourage parents not to take holidays during term-time.


Wednesday 1st September                       Staff Inset day (closed to students)

Thursday 2nd September                         Student Enrolment and Induction Year 10 & 12

Friday 3rd September                                Staff Inset Day (closed to students)

Monday 6th September                             Full Timetable begins                 

Half term                  Monday 25th October – Friday 29th October 2021 (inc)

Monday 1st November                        UTC Media City re-opens

Monday 22nd November                     Staff Inset Day (closed to students)

Monday 6th December 2021 Staff Inset Day (closed to students)

Friday 17th December                                 Last day of term

Christmas Holiday Monday 20th December 2021 – Friday 31st December 2021


Monday 3rd January                                     Bank Holiday (New Year’s Day)

Tuesday 4th January                                      UTC Media City re-opens      

Friday 28th January                                          Staff Inset Day (closed to students)

Half term                              Monday 14th February – Friday 18th February 2022 (inc)

Monday 21st February                               UTC Media City re-opens

Monday 21st March                            Staff Inset Day (closed to students)

Friday 1st April                                                Last day of term

Easter Holiday                     Monday 4th April – Monday 18th April 2022 (inc)


Tuesday 19th April                                      UTC Media City re-opens

Monday 2nd May                                           Bank Holiday

Friday 27th May                                               Last day of term

Half term                  Monday 30th May – Friday 3rd June 2022(inc)

Monday 6th June                                             UTC Media City re-opens

Friday 8th July                                     Staff Inset Day (closed to students)

Thursday 21st July                                          Last day of term for students

*There are an additional 6 Inset/CPD days to be allocated to the academic year 2021-22





Uniform for Key Stage 4:

Clothing List:

  • UTC polo shirt with logo – (purchased via website)
  • UTC hoodie with logo (purchased via website)
  • Plain full length black trousers, cargo pants, jeans, thick plain leggings (no rips, no branding, no leather or textured fabrics) OR
  • Knee or midi skirt with black tights
  • Plain black shoes, boots or trainers
  • UTC colour-coded lanyard with ID badge
  • PE Kit
    • UTC polo shirt/plain black T-shirt
    • Plain black shorts/cycling shorts OR
    • Plain black tracksuit bottoms OR
    • Plain black leggings


  • Reasonable sized bag (to carry A4 books)
  • Padlock – lockers are provided
  • Essential stationary:

∙ Pencil case

∙ At least 2 black pens

∙ At least 2 pencils

∙ Ruler

∙ Rubber

∙ Scientific calculator

∙ Protractor

Uniform shop: UTC@MediaCityUK

School Colours Direct will have a new on line shop from 8th February and the current one will close on 29th January.

You will need to set up a new account to log in, but if you do need any historical information you can contact

When selecting garments required on the web shop, it is always best to also select gender and product type for them to appear in a more logical order on screen

PE Uniform

  • UTC T-shirt or hoodie – purchase online
  • Black jogging bottoms
  • General purpose trainers

Uniform Delivery Schedule to UTC

Deliveries to school will be received on the 1st and the 3rd Friday of every month, with the following exceptions.

JANUARY – One Delivery

APRIL – One Delivery

JULY – Last delivery date 16th July 2021

AUGUST – Deliveries schedule re-commences on the 20th August 2021

DECEMBER – Last delivery is 17th December 2021

Uniform for Key Stage 5:

Clothing List:

  • UTC colour-coded lanyard with ID badge
  • Jumper, blouse, shirt, t-shirt
  • Tailored trousers, cargo trousers, jeans, leggings, tracksuit bottoms, dress, skirt,
  • Dress, skirt – knee length
  • Midi dress, skirt with tights
  • Flat heeled footwear, trainers, shoes
  • Outdoor wear such as coats, jackets, hoodies, hats/caps, gloves and scarves must be removed once in the college building

Unacceptable items of clothing:

  • Strappy tops, low cut necklines, crop tops
  • Denim shorts

Flip flops, sliders or high heels (more than 4cm)


We are a creative environment, and we are happy for students in all year groups to express their individuality through their clothing, hair style and make up, as long as they meet the requirements of the dress code for their year group, and any subject- or task-specific health and safety requirements.

The Principal takes the final decision regarding the suitability of clothing and appearance. If students are uncertain whether a particular item complies with the dress code, it is always better to check in advance with the Principal or another member of the Senior Leadership Team.  In cases where the Principal feels that a student’s appearance does not meet the dress code,  the student may be withdrawn from lessons and/or required to return home to change. If a student is required to return home, the parent will be informed prior to the student leaving the site.


All students are expected to have a reasonable size bag (to carry A4 books). Due to COVID-19, all students will need to carry their books with them (replacement of lost book £2.00) unless they are being collected in for marking. Lockers are provided (students must have a suitable padlock).

Essential stationary (this applies to key stage 4):

  • Pencil case
  • At least 2 black pens
  • At least 2 pencils
  • Ruler
  • Rubber
  • Scientific calculator
  • Protractor