“Pupils’ exemplary behaviour is matched by their excellent attitudesto learning and their keen knowledge of how to stay safe. They arethe jewel in the crown of this successful school.” - Ofsted Inspection, 2015

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Apply for In-Year TransferUniversity Church Free School (UCFS) delivers the very best education possible in a caring and family-oriented environment in the heart of Chester. At UCFS, we focus on the highest quality of teaching and learning across the curriculum with a central focus on literacy and numeracy.

  • OFSTED GRADED ‘GOOD’ with outstanding features.
  • Delivering the best education possible in a caring, family-orientated community committed to Christian values.
  • Focussed on providing the highest quality teaching and learning across the curriculum using staff with subject specialisms.
  • Creating engaging leaning experiences using our specialised teaching classrooms for science and art.
  • Specialising in music and provides opportunities for children to become accomplished musicians.
  • Encouraging self-esteem through regular performances.
  • Dedicated music room with specialist instrumental tutors.
  • Extended hours of care from 8.00am to 6.00pm.
  • A wide range of free activities for children such as musical theatre, dance, choir and sports clubs.
  • Residential trips organised for all children from Year 2 and above.
  • A member of the Forest Schools programme.


How to Apply? To apply for a place at University Church Free School (UCFS) you should follow the same procedures as applying for any other state funded school, through the local authority. Follow the link above to apply for a place at UCFS.

Want to find out more? We invite you to visit our school to meet our staff, tour the building, ask questions and see our inspiring learning environment in action.