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Applying for a Year 10 school place

From the 1 September 2021 you will be able to make an application for a UTC/Studio School for your child to start Year 10 in September 2022, if your child was born between 1 September 2007 and 31 August 2008.

Applying for a Year 10 school place

Starting Secondary School 2021 Year 10 admissions

Schools that admit pupils in Year 10 are called University Technical Colleges (UTCs) or Studio Schools.

When your child is a pupil in Year 9, you have the right to apply for their admission to a University Technical College (UTCs) or Studio School at the beginning of Year 10.

This does not mean that you have to move your child to another school.

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. 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. 

There are four studio schools or university technical colleges in Hillingdon:

UTCs are set up by universities and businesses 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 http://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.

Further information regarding Yr 10 admissions can be found in our school admissions brochure on pages 106-111

  • School admissions brochure (coming soon)

How to apply

For applications to De Salis Studio College and Parkside Studio College applicants are invited to complete a common application form through their own local authority by following the link provided below.

The closing date for on time applications is Sunday 31 October 2021.

If you are having difficulties making an application online please find instructions below on how to create and complete an online application.

How to create an online application [387KB]

If you are applying to UTC Heathrow or Global Academy then you will need to apply to the school directly via the schools online application form. 

Please be aware that the above these two schools cannot be applied to via the eAdmissions website. The closing dates for these two schools may vary so please check with the schools directly.

Year 10 providers in Hillingdon and the surrounding local area [20KB]


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