University College School is an independent day school for boys aged 4 to 18 and girls aged 16 to 18 in Hampstead, North West London.
Headmaster Mark Beard says: 'UCS is one of the top academic schools in London – but it is far more than that. UCS is genuinely distinctive. At UCS, academic success is just one part of an outstanding all-round education.'
'We treat every pupil as an individual. We know them all well. We respect them all. We draw out their individual talents and we rejoice in their personal achievements and their individual contributions. Education at UCS is lively and varied; creative and imaginative.'
'True to the aims of our founders, we encourage intellectual curiosity and we foster a real sense of communal endeavour. More than just a place of study, UCS is an inclusive, tolerant, positive and friendly community. It is stimulating and demanding; cheerful and open-minded.'
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