Applications for entry into Year 7 are received, and places are offered, during Year 6. There are approximately 30 places available for boys from other schools, and they will join the 60 or so boys who transfer from the Junior Branch to the Senior School. Junior Branch boys will not be required to sit a further qualifying examination.
Important notice of change to UCS 11+ Entrance Examinations
First cohort affected- candidates to join Year 7 in September 2020, assessment in January 2020
From January 2020, the format of our 11+ Entrance Examination- which is taken here at UCS- will be as follows.
English. 1 hour 15 minutes. Time will be split roughly equally between two sections, namely Reading Comprehension and Creative Writing. The time for this paper was previously advertised as 1 hour. The extra time allows for a slight increase in the number of Reading Comprehension section questions, and an increase in the time available for writing a response to the Creative Writing question.
Mathematics. 1 hour 15 minutes. There will be three sections; Multiple choice, Core Mathematics and Maths Problems. This time for this paper was previously advertised as 1 hour. This is to allow for the addition of the multiple choice section. All multiple choice questions, as with the core section of the paper, will continue to cover National Curriculum mathematics topics.
The changes we are making to the English and Maths papers mean that we will no longer require candidates to sit a reasoning paper.
These changes ensure that all 11+ candidates are judged primarily on their performance in the core curriculum subjects of English and Maths which are taught daily in every school. We have always advised that there should be no need for any additional preparation, particularly intensive tutoring, to sit our Entrance Exams. These changes obviate the need for UCS 11+ candidates to prepare for reasoning papers and seek to minimise the impact of making an application to UCS for an 11+ place on the busy lives of ten- and eleven-year old boys. The new arrangements are fair to all candidates.
As in previous years, shortlisting for interview will be on the basis of performance in the Entrance examinations as described above, and an academic reference from the current school. The Interview Day itself consists firstly of a classroom activity lasting 50 minutes, in which the boys will be in small groups. They will then be interviewed solo with a member of the teaching staff. Senior staff will meet the boys during part of their classroom activity and will also meet parents, in groups, to answer any questions they may have.
Please note that we do not allow candidates to apply simultaneously at both 11+ and 13+. Families must decide which one of these points of entry they wish to apply for. We are happy to offer further advice on this; please call the Admissions Office or email us if you would like to discuss the matter further, or alternatively please attend one of our Open Evenings in September of the year of application (i.e. when the applicant is in Year 6 or earlier). Note that we can only commute an application for an 11+ place to an application for a 13+ place if the relevant application deadline for 13+ has not passed.
The registration deadline for 11+ (Year 7) entry in September 2020 is Monday 11th November 2019. The assessment date will be Monday 6th January 2020.
Please be aware that recruitment for 11+ entry in 2019 has now closed.
Make a Year 7 Application
To apply to UCS for a place in Year 7 in 2020, please complete the online application form below. You will be redirected to our secure online form and payment pages. We estimate that the application process will take approximately 20 minutes. In some cases, you may wish to include additional information (as directed on the form) in which case the application may take longer. You will be able to partly complete the form and save it, for completion later if you so wish. As part of the application you will be required to upload a photograph of the applicant. There is a £150 registration fee payable when you submit your application; you will be directed to our online payment facility when you have completed the form. There is no need to print and post your application, or to post us cheques.
Thank you for your time in making the application. If you have any queries, wish to send additional information or documents or if you would like to make any comments, please contact the admissions team at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us on 020 7433 2117/ 2118.
Please note that the form below is only for applications at 11+ (to join Year 7). Please visit the 13+ page for further details on joining at 13+ (in Year 9), and to access the application form for that point of entry.
Data Privacy Notice
Before you begin the application process, we ask all applicants to read our Data Privacy Notice so that you know how your data is retained and used. You will find them here;