UCS is one of the top academic schools in London - but it is far more than that. UCS is genuinely distinctive. At UCS, academic success is just one part of an outstanding all-round education.
We treat every student as an individual. We know them all well. We respect them all. We draw out their individual talents and we rejoice in their personal achievements and in their individual contribution. Education at UCS is lively and varied, creative and imaginative.
True to the aims of our founders, we encourage intellectual curiosity and we foster a real sense of communal endeavour. More than just a place of study, UCS is an inclusive, tolerant, positive and friendly community. It is stimulating and demanding; cheerful and open-minded.
I have thoroughly enjoyed leading UCS for nearly 17 years but I will retire in July 2013. Mark Beard, Deputy Head of Brighton College, has been named my successor. I have no doubt that he is very well placed to lead the school in the coming years. I am looking forward to working with him in the important transition period. You can read more about Mr Beard and his appointment here.
We have created a series of short films to provide prospective parents and pupils with a 'virtual tour' of life at the Senior School. I hope you will take a look. I believe that UCS is a uniquely happy and successful school. Please visit us and see for yourselves. View films
Kenneth Durham MA