Energy Coast UTC opened in September 2014, but by the end of the first year the headteacher, the deputy head and the business manager had all resigned.
University Technical Colleges are a new style of school, quite unlike the comprehensives and academies most people are familiar with. They are career-focussed schools for 14–19 year olds where students work toward vocational qualifications and gain hands-on experience in local companies, alongside GCSEs or A levels.
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