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Applying for a Year 10 school place

If your child was born between 1 September 2003 and 31 August 2004 you may want to apply for a year 10 place for September 2018.

Applying for a Year 10 school place

This alternative school provision allows your child to study for their core subject GCSEs, but also gain qualifications in areas not normally taught in mainstream school. There are four studio schools or university technical colleges in Hillingdon:

The Government has recently made it a legal requirement that all Local Authorities must write to parents and carers of all pupils of Year 9 age, to tell them about schools in or within travelling distance of the Local Authority area that admit pupils at the beginning of Year 10.

The Government wishes to ensure that parents and carers are well informed about all the options available for children of this age. This does not mean that you have to move your child to another school - for the great majority of children, the school they are already attending will remain the most appropriate place for them to continue their education.

Schools which admit pupils in Year 10 are called University Technical Colleges (UTCs) or Studio Schools. So if this option is of no interest to you, please disregard this letter.

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/

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

From the 1 September 2017 you will be able to make an application for a UTC/Studio School to start in September 2018. 

Apply now

Residents of other boroughs wishing to apply for a Hillingdon Studio School or UTC should contact their own local authority for details on how to make an application. 

Year 10 providers in Hillingdon and the surrounding local area [132kb]

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