The UCL Academy opened in September 2012 and is committed to ensuring a balanced and comprehensive intake for the Academy.  We admit 192 students each year to the Foundation Level (Year 7) using the Common Application Form, adhering to Camden’s admissions timetable. The deadline to apply for Year 7 places for the school year 2021/22 is Sunday 31st October 2021. Offer letters will be sent out by the Local Authority on March 1st 2022.

More information can be found in our prospectus:

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We are also delighted to be offering 18 Foundation places for students with an aptitude for the visual arts from September 2020. These students will be supported with an exciting and innovative programme of study both internally and externally through our UCL links.

The Art Aptitude application deadline for 2022 entry has now expired.

Please note that, as we are a popular and over-subscribed school, putting The UCL Academy as your first and/or only preference on the Common Application Form does not guarantee your child a place at the school.

If you believe that your child’s application warrants exceptional consideration, it is important for you to supply independent evidence to the school’s Social and Medical Panel from a reliable and verifiable source (for example, a clinical psychologist, paediatrician, educational psychologist ) and to make the case that The UCL Academy being the only school that can meet the child’s particular needs. For more details please write to us at [email protected].


Useful links/In-Year Application Forms

  • For the London Borough of Camden’s guide on applying for 2019 entry click here
  • For The UCL Academy’s entry in Camden’s secondary schools admission guide click here
  • For Camden Council’s website to calculate the distance between the Academy and your home address click here
  • For The UCL Academy’s Admissions policy 2022/23 click here
  • For The UCL Academy’s Admissions policy 2021/22 click here
  • For The UCL Academy’s Admissions policy 2020/21 click here
  • For The UCL Academy’s Admissions policy 2019/2020 click here
  • For The UCL Academy’s in-year application form (only to be used if your child is transferring schools during the school year and wishes to apply for a September 2021/22 start) click here 

Level 3 / Sixth Form

For information about applying to our Level 3 (Sixth Form) click here.