Latest UTC communication

 Update and news during the Coronavirus situation. 

Update 13/07/20 - 17:30

AUEA is open daily this week to Year 9 students. 

  • 9A - arrival from 09:40 for 10:00am start
  • 9S - arrival from 10:40 for 11:00am start
  • 9T - arrival from 13:10 for 13:30pm, start

We currently also have students attending Key worker provision. To book your child to attend this provision next week 

please ensure you notify the day before by 14:00.

Jim Bryant

Mr Jim Bryant, English and Media Lead Practitioner

AUEA Re-opening Plans

As outlined in the Principal's letter, AUEA is making preparations to open inline with the Government full re-opening of schools for September 2020. This is being done cautiously and effectively with preparation documents shared below for all stakeholders to review. 

Latest Principal Update Videos

Click here to see the Guardian Video following the re-opening planning of AUEA

Click here for for latest video update to students and parents in regard Year 9 Induction Evening

Click here for for latest video update to students and parents in regard Black Lives Matter Positive Future project

Click Here for Principal's update from Pastoral team. 

Click here for latest video update to students and parents in regard  Calculated Grade

Click herefor latest video update to students and parents in regard  additional BTEC update

Click here for latest video update to students and parents in regard  BTEC and vocational Qualifications

Click here for Principal's video update to students and parents at the end of the first week of school closures.

Click here for Principal's video update to students and parents in regard, home learning, examinations and Key Worker Provision

DFE UPDATE: Schools, colleges and early years settings to close

Update 24/03/20 - 15:54

There is no change in guidance for education settings, which remain closed except for the children of critical workers and vulnerable children. We continue to ask that parents keep their children at home, wherever possible.

The full stay at home guidance is available at:


Update 20/03/20

Gavin Williamson, the Secretary of State for Education, announced that as part of the country’s ongoing response to COVID-19, schools, colleges and early years settings have been asked to close to everyone except children of key workers and vulnerable children from Monday 23 March.

A full list of key worker categories will be published by the Cabinet Office later today. We will share this with you once this information is made available.

Where schools are unable to provide this reduced provision, local authorities will work with the Department for Education’s regional teams to ensure an alternative option is available.

Further details on this announcement can be found here:


Previous AUEA Updates

Update 24/03/20 - 09:00

Following the Prime Minister's announcement of UK Lockdown. I reiterate that students must stay at home and follow the government adviceThis excludes Key Worker's or those with children identified as vulnerable continuing to be able to take them to school. 

Consequently AUEA's Key Worker provision remains open, but with limited staffing. Please continue to follow advice as yesterday requiring you to book provision 24hrs ahead via

Update 23/03/20 - 17:00pm

Clearly as an employer I have to consider the well-being and safety of my staff in operating a provision at AUEA. Due to the low uptake of our Key worker education provision, I will be reducing our capacity extensively. If you planned to uptake this provision or there is a change in circumstance it is vital that you notify the UTC 24hrs ahead, to ensure we have the staffing capacity to take your child. This request should be made to Assistant Principal

Update 23/03/20 - 8:00am

Following the announcement by Gavin Williamson, Secretary of State for Education, we have been instructed to close the UTC, for the majority of pupils, from the end of the day on Friday 20th March. 

AUEA will remain open for those eligible under the Critical Worker or vulnerable child protocol. 

Critical worker education: 09:00 - 14:30

If your child was in the UTC on Friday they were issued with a Key worker form. If not the form can be found in the download section at the bottom of this page. 


Communication to parents will also occur direct via Parentmail and we request that all families ensure they can access their account. Please contact if you have any issues.