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UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park

Old Hall Road, Sheffield, S9 2AL

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About us

University Technical College (UTC) Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, part of the UTC Sheffield Academy Trust, is a school for 13 to 19 year olds, specialising in Health Sciences, Sport Science and Computing. Students can start with us in Y9 or Y12 to study a combination of GCSEs/A Levels and a technical specialism (OCR Cambridge Nationals and Technicals). We are located on the Olympic Legacy Park, which is set to be part of an internationally recognised Innovation District for health and wellbeing research and learning. The Olympic Legacy Park will host not only Sheffield’s second UTC, but also a professional standard rugby pitch, Sheffield Sharks Basketball Stadium and the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC), which will be the most advanced research and development centre for physical activity and health in the world.

When full, the UTC will have capacity for 600 students; our class sizes are smaller than average, allowing staff to spend more time with the students. At UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park we offer a dynamic, career-focused and supportive learning environment, working in partnership with a wide range of local health, sport and computing employers. Our state-of-the-art building is equipped with high quality, industry-standard facilities a health and development suite including a flexible ward set up, a child development area and a facility for an operational ambulance, a user experience (UX) lab, a fitness suite and much more.


Student support

At UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park we offer a dynamic, career-focused and supportive learning environment, working in partnership with a wide range of local health, sport and computing employers. Our state-of-the-art building is equipped with high quality, industry-standard facilities a health and development suite including a flexible ward set up, a child development area and a facility for an operational ambulance, a user experience (UX) lab, a fitness suite and much more.


Student Support At UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park we work hard to provide appropriate support to all students. If a student has a specific educational need we will try our best to ensure learning is supported. If you wish to discuss learning support please get in touch to make a personal appointment. You can either contact us by email: adminolp@utcsheffield.org.uk Or by phone: 0114 260 3940 Equality and inclusion At UTC Sheffield, we pledge to respect and value every learner as an individual, irrespective of ability, race, gender or need and to enable every learner to participate fully in all aspects of UTC life. Where it’s needed, we will adapt our environment and equipment as much as practicably possible, as well as seeking specialist external advice.

What makes us different?

At UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park we offer a dynamic, career-focused and supportive learning environment, working in partnership with a wide range of local health, sport and computing employers. Our state-of-the-art building is equipped with high quality, industry-standard facilities, a health and development suite including a flexible ward set up, a child development area and a facility for an operational ambulance, a user experience (UX) lab, a fitness suite and much more.



Christian, Computing

“I’ve had a great time at the UTC. I’ve really enjoyed both the academic and technical learning, and the opportunity to taking part in other projects." 


Christian Marriott is making history by being the first student from UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park to secure a place at one of the world’s top universities. 

The 18-year-old is going on to Mansfield College at the University of Oxford to study a Degree in Mathematics after a top set of grades in his academic and technical qualifications. 

Christian achieved grades A*, A* and A in maths, further maths and computer science. He also gained a distinction in a computing technical qualification. He said: “It was a bit of a shock when I opened my results and really exciting to know I’ve got my university place.” 

Christian joined the UTC in Year 12 at the age of 16. He was inspired to apply to the University of Oxford after taking part in a maths summer school, organised by the United Kingdom Maths Trust, when he was 16. This involved spending a week at St Anne’s College, Oxford. 

He explained: “If it hadn’t been for the summer school, I wouldn’t have considered applying to Oxford. It sparked my interest in maths and I fell in love with the university as it felt so different to anything I’d known – it just felt right being there.” 

As part of his studies at the UTC, Christian was also part of a team selected to represent the UK in the Vex Robotics World Championships. The competition involved a team of UTC students performing a series of technical tasks involving a robot that they had designed, built and programmed. 

He added: “I’ve had a great time at the UTC. I’ve really enjoyed both the academic and technical learning, and the opportunity to taking part in other projects. The Vex Robotics competition helped me develop team working, problem solving and time management skills.” 

Dr Sarah Clark, Principal, UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, said: “We are delighted that Christian has secured a well-deserved place for mathematics at the University of Oxford, which is a first for UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park.”

Megan, Health Sciences 

“The teachers are amazing, they have been exceptional. It was exciting moving to a new school and I’m really happy that I gave it a chance.” 


Megan Henderson is looking forward to the next chapter of her life and going on to study psychology at university. 

The 18-year-old has achieved a distinction* distinction* distinction* in a health sciences technical qualification and an A Level in psychology at grade D. 

Megan is going on to Bradford University to study a Degree in Psychology. Her ambition is to work in child or forensic psychology. She joined the UTC in Year 12 at the age of 16. 

Megan said: “I felt really nervous waiting to collect my results. Once I opened the envelope I felt really pleased and relieved. Overall, I’ve had a really positive experience at the UTC. 

“The teachers are amazing, they have been exceptional. It was exciting moving to a new school and I’m really happy that I gave it a chance.” 

She added: “I loved A Level psychology and wanted to study the subject in more depth. I’m fascinated by what makes people tick and the influences on their brain and behavior. 

“I’m fortunate to have received an unconditional offer for university, which has taken some of the pressure off. It hasn’t made me work any less hard. It’s a matter of personal pride that I do my best.” 

During her studies, Megan had worked on employer set projects and gained some work experience that has included shadowing staff, including a mental health team, at an NHS clinical commissioning group. 

Dr Sarah Clark, Principal, UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, said: “We are excited for Megan to be fulfilling her ambition to study psychology at university.”

Ellen, Sport Science 

"I’ve really enjoyed the technical learning at the UTC"


Former Great Britain skater Ellen Key is looking forward to carving out a new career in sport after completing her studies at UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park. 

The 18-year-old has achieved A Level psychology at grade D as well as a distinction in a technical qualification in sports science. 

Now Ellen, who used to compete at a national level in figure skating, is going on to study sports science at Sheffield Hallam University. Her ambition is to become a sports psychologist. 

She said: “I’m looking forward to starting my new course at university. I’ve really enjoyed the technical learning at the UTC.” 

Dr Sarah Clark, Principal, UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, said: “Ellen has not only achieved a great university destination, she’s also made valuable contributions to extracurricular sports at the UTC.”

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