The Prime Minister has praised a new Watford secondary school, saying it will bolster efforts to make British pupils more prepared for the workplace.

David Cameron also said the Government was aiding preparations to get Watford University Technical College (UTC) ready to open its doors in September.

His comments were prompted at Prime Minister’s Question Time by a question from Watford MP Richard Harrington, who is heavily involved with the new school.

Mr Cameron said: "The Government is doing a lot to help Watford UTC get ready to open its doors in September and I think it is great that students can start to benefit.

"I think the UTC’s represent one area where we were ailing in the education sector in terms of preparing students for work. Ironically after the Second World War we helped the Germans establish these UTC’s but we didn’t put them in place here, and I am proud to be part of a Government that is finally doing that"

The Watford UTC, which will be based in Sanyo House, in Colonial Way, will offer pupils an educational structure that resembles the workplace.

Its students will do nine to five days, not be required to wear uniform and the school will also have no bells.