|The Global Academy|
The Global Academy, The Old Vinyl Factory, Blyth Road
|Type||University Technical College|
|Local authority||London Borough of Hillingdon|
|Department for Education URN||142887 Tables|
|Age||14 to 19|
|Enrolment||300 (eventual: 800)|
The Global Academy is a University Technical College located on The Old Vinyl Factory site in Hayes, London.
The UTC opened in September 2016 and is sponsored by the media and entertainment group Global and by University of the Arts London.
In its first year, 100 students started in Year 10 and 100 in Year 12. In its second year, 150 students started in Year 10 and 75 in Year 12. The Academy will eventually have 800 students.[when?]
On 20 April 2017, the Academy was officially opened by the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry in their capacity as patrons of "Heads Together", a mental health charity. Two breakfast shows from Global radio stations were broadcasting live from the Academy: Heart London Breakfast with Jamie Theakston, and Emma Bunton and Nick Ferrari on LBC.
The academy has an online student radio station and TV channel, Youths Choice.