Applications for entry into Year 7 are received from November of Year 5 until November of Year 6. Places are offered during February of Year 6 and formal acceptance is required shortly after the release of state school place allocations in early March. Boys admitted at 11+ will join the 60-65 boys who transfer from the UCS Junior Branch to the Senior School. Junior Branch boys are not required to sit a further qualifying examination.
The deadline for applications for places at 11+ in September 2021 is Monday 9th November.
There will be approximately 50 places available for boys currently in Year 5 (academic year 2019/20), i.e. for entry at 11+ in September 2021. The precise number of places available depends on the number that transfer from our Junior Branch.
Please note that our process for admissions in September 2020 at 11+ has closed.
The UCS 11+ Entrance Examination format
Since January 2020, the format of our 11+ Entrance Examination- which is taken here at UCS- is as follows.
English Examination - one hour 15 minutes. Time will be split between two sections, namely Reading Comprehension (45 minutes) and Creative Writing (30 minutes).
Maths Examination - one hour 15 minutes. There will be three sections; Multiple- Choice, Core Mathematics and Maths Problems. All questions will continue to cover the National Curriculum Mathematics topics.
The assessment date for entry at 11+ in September 2021 will be Wednesday 6th January 2021.
Please note that we do not require candidates to sit a reasoning paper.
The format and content of our 11+ entrance examinations, which match National Curriculum requirements for the end of Key Stage 2, 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.
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.
Make a Year 7 Application- TO JOIN YEAR 7 IN SEPTEMBER 2021
To apply to UCS for a place in Year 7 in 2021, 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).
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;