University College School was founded in Gower Street in 1830 as part of University College, London and moved to generous buildings in Hampstead in 1907. UCS was founded to be different from other schools and it remains so today. Our liberal philosophy lends the school a distinctiveness of which we are extremely proud. We are, of course, committed to academic excellence. We believe, however, that this should be more than a narrow aim in itself.
Excellence at UCS at every level from age 3 to 18, results from not only effective teaching and learning. It depends upon respect for the individuality of each pupil, recognition of each pupil's talents, interests and potential, and a very high quality of personal care. Education at UCS is a friendly and purposeful co-operation between school, pupil and home.
Founded as a tolerant community without religious or ethnic barriers, we could not approach our work in any other way.
A distinctive education-institute focused on the individual.