Description of The UCL Academy
The UCL Academy will be a new 11-18 school, sponsored by UCL (University College London) opening in Swiss Cottage in Camden in September 2012.
The UCL Academy will open in 2012 with 180 students in Year 7. It will grow year-on-year until it reaches its full capacity in September 2015. The Academy expects to admit students to Year 12 from September 2012.
The new buildings have specifically designed to support the curriculum and pastoral structures that the school will offer.
The Academy's facilities will include:
state-of-the-art science laboratories, and a science demonstration theatre for interactive lectures, experiments and talks by visiting academics from UCL;
an engineering science suite, which will include workshops and technology and science labs (for electronics and for engineering physics) designed to give students the experience of ‘being engineers';
suites of rooms for art, music and drama, including highly-equipped performance spaces;
‘House' spaces, providing comfortable, welcoming places for students to eat together, and to use for informal study during breaks and before and after school.
Much of a student's learning at the UCL Academy will take place in superstudios - large teaching areas which have been specifically designed to provide the best possible facilities for students.