14-19 Schools (UTCs and Studio Schools)
14-19 Schools - such as University Technical Colleges (UTCs) and Studio Schools - are state schools which admit children in year 10. They are a new educational concept offering different approaches to the curriculum.
The application process for these schools starts while your child is in year 9 and the closing date for most applications is 31 October 2016, however you should check with each school what their individual admission arrangements are.
A list of all of these schools in and around London can be found here:
What are University Technical Colleges (UTCs)?
University Technical Colleges (UTCs) are set up by universities and business and specialise in one or two technical subjects. In years 10 and 11 they offer a similar GCSE curriculum to a typical secondary school, including English and Maths, as well as their specialist subject. You can find out more at www.utcolleges.org/utcs
What are Studio Schools?
Studio Schools are similar to UTCs in that they have employer involvement in the curriculum and focus on developing skills needed for employment, involving personal coaching and work experience. They have a similar curriculum to a typical secondary school. You can find out more at www.studioschoolstrust.org
How to apply
If your child was born on or between 1 September 2002 and 31 August 2003
or between 1 September 2000 and 31 August 2001
Read the secondary admissions booklet about the selection process
Read the information about UTCs on the official UTC website (external link)
Read the information about Studio Schools on the official Studio Schools website (external link)
Read the information about the BRIT School on the BRIT School website (external link)
Find your nearest schools using the schools finder service (external link)
Contact the Local Authority where the school is based for more advice on the application process.
List up to 3 UTCs on your application and the order you prefer them.
Complete a paper form (pick up a copy from a children's centre, primary school, secondary school or customer service centre).
The closing date for most applications is 31 October 2016, however you should check with each school what their individual admission arrangements are.
Benefits of applying online
We strongly recommend that you apply online (external link) for a year 10 place at a UTC because:
- It's secure and easy
- You will receive email confirmation that we have received your application
- You can make changes to your application until the deadline
- Find out the results of your application online
If you do not have access to a computer at home you can access the internet for free at any Haringey library.
- Download the Secondary School Admissions booklet (PDF, 3MB)
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