UCL Open Day 2012
UCL Open Day 2012
UCL Open Day 2012
UCL Open Day 2012

UCL Sutton Scholars for Year 8 and 9

"I am now even more open minded about learning. I especially enjoyed the lectures, as I now have more experience with university life. I feel more educated and ready for when school opens again, so thank you for that!"
Year 8 UCL Sutton Scholars participant, 2014

Year 8 UCL Sutton Scholars participant, 2014

UCL Sutton Scholars is a long-term academic enrichment programme for highly able Year 8 and 9 students from non-selective inner London state schools. It is delivered by UCL in partnership with the Sutton Trust, and piloted in 2013-14. Please visit our gallery for photos and examples of students' work from our pilot year. 

Recruitment for 2015 programmes

We are currently recruiting participants for our Year 8 and 9 programmes in 2015. We will accept applications from non-selective inner London state schools which have over 35% of their students registered for free school meals. Students must meet our widening participation demographic selection criteria, and must be academically high achieving. Please download the application packs below for full details.

Year 8 programme

The Year 8 programme includes three day programmes in the February and May 2015 half terms and a three day summer school in August 2015, plus launch and celebration evenings for students, their families and teachers.

Year 8 student information sheet

Year 8 programme teacher information sheet

Year 8 application form

Year 8 teacher reference

Year 8 application deadline: Friday 6 February 2015 - DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR MORE APPLICATIONS

Year 9 programme 

The Year 9 programme runs for four Saturdays in January and February 2015 and will have a strong focus on developing academic skills. It will be followed by a GCSE skills workshop day in the May half term, plus launch and celebration evenings for students, their families and teachers. 

We are no longer accepting applications for our Year 9 2015 cohort.

Teachers CPD event - June 2015 

We will be running a CPD event for an Year 7 to 11 teachers at schools participating in either the Year 8 or the Year 9 programme. Sessions will focus on excellent practice in supporting highly able students from disadvantaged backgrounds. 

More information and a booking form will be available at this page in spring 2015. 


If you have any questions about the UCL Sutton Scholars programmes, please contact Nika Farnworth or Alison Home at: 

Email: scholars@ucl.ac.uk
Telephone: 0203 108 1123  
Mobile: 07469 118172