UTC@harbourside was a University Technology College delivering specialist courses in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and computing to 14 to 18 year olds.

The UTC@harbourside Trust announced in July 2018 that they had formally asked the Secretary of State for Education to terminate the contract to fund the UTC. They did this because they were unable to attract enough pupils to the UTC for the college to be financially viable and deliver its vision of a high quality education.

The Government agreed to fund the Trust for a further year until the end of August 2019. This enabled students who are part way through their studies to complete their courses without interruption. It also allowed those students who had enrolled onto a one-year course to continue with their studies as planned.

Our final year was focused on ensuring the students gain the best results possible and are prepared for the next stage of their career path.