Working at The UCL Academy

The UCL Academy is a vibrant non-selective academy school for the 11 to 18 age group, based in Swiss Cottage. We opened in September 2012 with 180 students in Year 7 and has grown year-on-year until reaching full capacity in September 2016.

As a new school we enjoy state-of-the-art facilities and the very latest innovations in classroom technology. We are sponsored by University College London (UCL), one of the world’s leading universities, which provides a range of exciting academic opportunities for our students and staff, including master-classes, seminars and summer schools, along with use of UCL’s laboratory, library and other teaching facilities.

The Academy is organised around five Houses with every student and member of Academy staff belonging to a House. Each House has its own Superstudio space and canteen area. All the space in the Academy belongs to a Household, whose members are responsible for ‘hosting’ those facilities for the rest of the Academy community.

We offer

  • State-of-the-art classroom technology – including Superstudios, subject specialism suites and demonstration theatres for interactive teaching talks by visiting academics from UCL
  • Unlimited access to opportunities for self-development
  • A teacher professional improvement programme tied into appraisal, including a specialist induction programme for NQTs
  • Intensive weekly Continuing Professional Learning – 50% of teachers are now enrolled in the coaching programme
  • An exclusive partnership with UCL where teaching staff are Associate Lecturers and have full access to unrivalled University libraries and resources
  • Laptops & iPads for all staff members
  • A generous health care plan, including reimbursement for optical and dental treatment, physiotherapy and a range of other areas, 24/7 GP access, access to trained counsellors and discounted membership at over 2,000 gyms nationwide.

Our working day

 08.30am-9.25am  Period 1A
 9.25am-10.20am  Period 1B
 10.20am-10.40am  Recess
 10.40am-11.10am  House Time / Tutor Time 
 11.10am-12.05pm  Period 2A
 12.05pm-1.00pm  Period 2B
 1.00pm-1.50pm  Period 3A for Level 2 & Level 3 / Lunch for Foundation & Level 1
 1.50pm-2.40pm  Period 3A for Foundation & Level 1 / Lunch for Level 2 & Level 3 
 2.40pm-3.35pm  Period 3B
 3.35pm-4.30pm   Clubs / Enrichment – Self Directed Learning (3 days per week)

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