Buckinghamshire University Technical College (UTC) got the royal seal of approval when it was visited by The Duke of York.
Andrew was at the UTC’s official opening ceremony with former education secretary Lord Baker, who is chair of the UTC brand.
Andrew spent time with information technology and construction students who
showed him a new computer game they had created and their bricklaying skills.
He said: “Having listened to the students today, I can see that they have clearly grasped the the purpose of the UTC which I believe they will make a significant difference both to their own futures and their community.”
The UTC, which specialises in IT and construction, cost £10m to build and opened to students last September.
It currently has 100 students, but still has the capacity for another 400.
Cap: Construction student Matthew Greaves, aged 16, with Prince Andrew and Nick Hand, head of construction.