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University College School
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University College School Hampstead, London Visit
University College School
903 pupils, ages 11-18
All-boys (mixed sixth form)

University College School

Many schools pay lip service to free thinking but at big, buzzing UCS in Hampstead, liberal scholarship is its very core – especially during those all-important formative senior years (the school is boys only until sixth form, then co-ed). Parents approve of the unstuffy, informal vibe – very little is prescribed and, aside from a few set subjects (English, maths, one science, one modern language), pupils can construct their own GCSE curriculum.  Since Mark Beard became head in 2013 he has broadened things even more, not just academically (there are more than 20 options at ...
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  • Fees and bursaries

    Day fees per term

    Year 7£7,793
    Year 8 £7,793
    Year 9 £7,793
    Year 10£7,793
    Year 11£7,793
    Year 12£7,793
    Year 13£7,793

    University College School prides itself on its generous and well-funded Bursary scheme, which allowed it to offer £1.2 million in bursarial support last year as well as placing it at the top of independent schools in London for the number of 100% bursaries awarded (90% of all bursaries awarded are full-fee awards). Pupils in receipt of 100% awards are also eligible to attend academic trips free of charge and receive a significant reduction (greater than 50%) towards the cost of other trips.

    UCS estimates that the upper limit for fee assistance is a gross household income of £100,000. All awards are means-tested subject to a full financial review and are reassessed annually.

    For more information, as well as a link to the school’s bursaries brochure, please see their website:

    Bursary contact:
    Admissions Team
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Frognal, Hampstead, London NW3 6XH

020 7435 2215


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