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University College School (UCS)

Everyone who visits the UCS Junior Branch comments on the “special atmosphere” within our school. There is a warmth, vitality and sense of energy that stems from the excellent relations that exist between staff and pupils and between the boys themselves.

We are an academically selective school and we have high expectations of our boys – but, above all, we are a caring community, characterised by good manners and open, honest dealings with everyone.
Our pupils are well supported, both by each other and by their teachers, and as occurs throughout the UCS Foundation, they are encouraged to be themselves. We have extremely high academic standards and yet, at the same time, we emphasise the individual.

The curriculum at the UCS Junior Branch is broad, creative and academically stretching. Our dynamic teachers help our pupils to appreciate the value of learning as a lifelong process which enables them to thrive when they join the UCS Senior School in Year 7.

Our high staff-to-pupil ratio also ensures that our pupils receive the attention they need as they live out these formative Junior School years amid our “special atmosphere”.

Places Available at 4+

7+ 8+ Assesses
English, Maths

Admissions contact

Pre Prep
020 7722 4433, or email

020 7435 3068

Boys / Co-Ed / Girls

Boys Day School
Co-Ed at 16+

Age range

4-18 years

Type of exam

Stage 1:
Play- date group assessment
Stage 2:
Candidates invited back will take part in an individual pupil assessment with the Early Years Team.

Stage 1:
Interviews/Tours in small groups in the autumn term. Candidates are given a listening/discussion exercise and a reading assessment

Stage 2:
Written Assessment in English and Maths

Stage 1:
Written Assessment in English and Maths in December.

Stage 2:
Successful candidates were invited back for an interview in January.

Written assessment in Maths and English successful candidates are invited for an interview.
Conditional on GCSE results
Typically requiring an average grade of 7 across all subjects.
School reference
All students to complete a non-subject specific multiple choice test. In order to test thinking, reasoning and problem solving.
There is also a short 20 minute writing task

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