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Joining Us in Year 10

If you would like to join us in September 2024, our first round of applications opened on Monday 18th September and closed on the 31st October. 

Applications for Year 10 open on the 18th September 2023. 

Our first round of Year 10 Applications closed on the 31st October. Any applications received after this date will be placed on a waiting list.

Application FormCourses AvailableOur year 10 Open Event was held on 5th October 2023. If you were not able to attend, you can attend a School tour on Wednesday mornings during term time.

Book a School Tour 

Book an Open Event

Application process

  • 18/09/23: Applications open. You can apply here.
  • 31/10/23: Applications close. If we still have places available after 31/10/23, we will continue to take applications until 10/02/24 or when we reach our intake capacity – whichever happens first. 
  • November 2023: CAT4 (Cognitive Abilities Test) testing for all on-time applicants will take place. You must attend this event for your application to be taken forward. 
    • An invitation email will be sent to all applicants a couple of weeks before the testing day.
    • This test will not be used to admit applicants who perform “best” on the test. The test has no pass or fail and will be used to ensure UTCN admits students from the full spectrum of ability. We are a non-selective school and want to admit students from a wide range of abilities.
    • The test reveals hidden potential by assessing the other main types of reasoning ability known to make a difference in learning and achievement, providing us with a rounded profile of the whole child
    • The test measures verbal, non-verbal, quantitative and spatial reasoning 
    • It is not a test of learned knowledge. You cannot revise for this test.
    • A useful video about the test can be found here.
    • More information about testing SEND and EAL students can be found here.
  • December 2023: Offer letters and emails will be sent out
  • Febuary 2024: KS4 Options Event (and CAT4 additional testing date for late applications received after 31/10/23 if applicable)
  • May 2024: We will hold Uniform days where you can purchase uniforms. Information on the school uniform can be found here. Uniforms can be ordered here. If you have any queries about uniforms, please contact Birds of Dereham  on 01362 692941 or enquiries@birdsofdereham.com
  • July 2024: We will hold Induction days for new starters to year 10
  • September 2024: New Parents’ Information Evening: At this event, UTCN systems and procedures will be explained and parents will have the opportunity to meet key staff including Form Tutors.
  • September 2024: New school year commences

Below, we set out a few important items of information which I hope that you will find useful. 

Key Stage 4 Handbook

Our Key Stage 4 Handbook can be viewed and downloaded here.

Year 10 Summer Work Pack

To help your child prepare for their studies at UTCN, we have put together a Summer Work Pack. This will help them gently prepare for Year 10. 

Travel

Information on travel to school can be found here.

 

SEN

If your child has an identified Special Educational Need, has a medical condition or you feel that they will need extra support in lessons, it is important that you make contact with our SENDCO, Mr Whitelam via email on keith.whitelam@utcncst.org 

Term Dates

These are available on our website here.