The college was set up in 2011 as a University Technical College (UTC) sponsored by Walsall College and
the University of Wolverhampton.
The college is due to move into new purpose built premises in 2016. Students are admitted from local schools in Year 10 or Year 12. A new Principal was appointed in September 2014. There are 158 students on roll, considerably smaller than most schools. Less than a fifth of the students at the college are girls. The proportion of students known to be eligible for support through the pupil premium (additional
government funding for pupils eligible for free school meals and those who are looked after) is broadly in line with average.
The proportion of students who are disabled or who have special education needs is below the national
The majority of students are White British. Students study engineering for a substantial proportion of the week. The college day is much longer than in most secondary schools. The college is receiving support from John Taylor High School in developing teaching and learning. The
college also receives support from its sponsors in managing the new build and developing teaching and learning.
A small number of students attend courses away from college at Walsall College, NOVA and MAP training
The school does not meet the government's current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations
for students' attainment and progress in English and mathematics by the end of Key Stage 4.
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