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.
The examination, held in January at UCS, will involve three papers devoted to Mathematics (calculations and problems), Reasoning (verbal and non-verbal), and English (a passage for comprehension and an essay). Both the Mathematics and English papers are each 1 hour in length whilst the Reasoning Paper lasts 30 minutes. These timings act as indications and final details regarding the examination will be confirmed prior to the examination day. The results of this examination will be important in deciding the candidates asked to return for interview. As well as giving the boys the opportunity to sample life at UCS by taking part in a classroom activity, they will meet with a member of the teaching staff for a short interview. The classroom activity will take the form of paired or small group work leading to a discussion or summary presentation to a senior member of staff.
A confidential report is requested from each candidate’s current school and plays an important part in the assessment procedure.
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 £125 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;