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 2020/21 is 31 October 2019. Offer letters will be sent out by the Local Authority in March 2020.

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. Our Admissions Policy for 2020 entry can be found below. More information on these places and the application process will be available in July 2019 so please check the website then. Alternatively, if you would like to be added to our mailing list, please fill out this form and we will contact you direct.

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  

Open Events for September 2020 Entry

We are pleased to confirm the dates of our open events for September 2020 entry:

Foundation Open Events

The final Foundation open event was held on the morning of Thursday 17th October. It was a pleasure to welcome so many people to the Academy. If you have any further queries about the Academy, or how to apply, please do not hesitate to contact us via

Sixth Form Open Evenings

Places do not need to be booked for the dates below:

Tuesday 5th November – 5pm- 7pm

Wednesday 20th November – 5pm – 7pm

Useful links

  • 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 2020/21 click here
  • For The UCL Academy’s Admissions policy 2019/2020 click here
  • For The UCL Academy’s Admissions Policy 2018/19 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) click here.

Level 3/6th Form

For information about applying to our Level 3 (6th form) click here.