There are approximately 55 places available to join Year 7 each year. Boys admitted at 11+ will join the 60-65 boys who transfer from the UCS Junior Branch to the Senior School.
11+ applications- key dates and deadlines
Applications for entry into Year 7 (referred to as ‘11+ places’) 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.
Key dates for boys in Year 5 in the academic year 2020-21, seeking a place in September 2022
Applications for 11+ places in September 2022 are now open via the application form at the bottom of this page. The deadline for applications will be 5pm on Monday 8th November 2021. The entrance exam will take place on Thursday January 6th 2022. Further details regarding interviews will be published nearer the time.
Key dates for boys in Year 6 (in the academic year 2020-21), seeking a place in September 2021
The deadline for applications for places at 11+ in September 2021 was Monday 9th November, and therefore applications have now closed.
The entrance examination will take place on Wednesday 6th January 2021. Interviews will take place on Saturdays 23rd and 30th January 2021. Special arrangements are in place this year to ensure we run the examination interviews safely on-site here at UCS.
If you have applied for a place, please note that we will be in touch in due course with everything you need to know about the exam and interview arrangements.
The UCS 11+ Entrance Examination format
The format and content of our 11+ entrance examinations match National Curriculum requirements for the end of Key Stage 2. Therefore 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.
We do not require candidates to sit a reasoning paper.
The format of our English and Maths 11+ Entrance Examinations, which are 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.
Make a Year 7 Application- TO JOIN YEAR 7 IN SEPTEMBER 2022
To apply to UCS for a place in Year 7 in 2022, 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 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.
If you wish to apply for a place at 16+, to join the 6th Form, please navigate to the Sixth Form admissions page and complete the 16+ application form.
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;