Upton Court Grammar School A GSG School
- Upton Court Grammar School
- Head: Mrs M Hernández Estrada
- T 01753 522892
- F 01753 538618
- E office@uptonco…grammar.org.uk
- W www.uptoncourtgrammar.org.uk
- A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 11 to 18
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Slough
- Pupils: 1240
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Open days: Contact School.
- Review: View the Good Schools Guide Review
- Current Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 31st January 2008
- Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 31st January 2008
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What the Good Schools Guide says..
‘We try to allow students to develop themselves the way they want to be developed,’ says senior teacher. Corridor with ‘GCSE mocks star achievers’ at one end and ‘learn to knit’ poster at the other just about......
What the school says...
The entrance examinations for Slough Grammar School consist of: 11+ - VR, non-VR; Sixth Form entry requires a minimum of 4 A*-Bs and passes in English and Maths.
We are an accredited Initial Teacher Training provider and we have The British Council International School status and are a designated Languages and Science College. We offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma and adopt the ethos of the IB learner profile. ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide says‘We try to allow students to develop themselves the way they want to be developed,’ says senior teacher. Corridor with ‘GCSE mocks star achievers’ at one end and ‘learn to knit’ poster at the other just about...
Since 2010, Mrs Mercedes Hernandez Estrada BA MA (40s). Previously deputy head teacher at Tonbridge Grammar School for Girls, Kent and, before that, assistant headteacher at Regent’s Park School in Southampton, preceded by three year spell leading curriculum design for schools ‘from Plymouth to Kent’, says website. Husband is a drama teacher, busman’s trips to each other’s school productions something of a feature of married life.
Petite and engaging, she’s very much the clever, industrious little girl grown up (and fetchingly doing the full Downton Abbey in a long dress for World Book Day
Special Education Needs
As a mainstream mixed selective grammar school our range of pupils with Special Educational Needs is limited by their need to pass the entrance examinations. In Slough we have gained a reputation for promoting inclusion for all pupils with SEN and have a proven track record of managing the needs of these young people with measurable success. We have a number of pupils with a range of physical disabilities, some of whom are wheelchair users. We will soon have a special toilet and shower facility and a physio room to ensure that we can fully meet the needs of these pupils. We also have a number of pupils with sensory impairment, some of whom are statemented. This includes both Visual Impairment and Hearing Impairment. We also have some pupils on the autistic spectrum, including a couple with Asperger's, who have varying degrees of support in the classroom. We have pupils with Specific Learning Difficulty and their needs are met with individual support and a multi-sensory approach to teaching. Special arrangements for examinations are made for pupils with SEN, where their needs indicate this to be appropriate. We have a few pupils with behavioural problems who receive support as required to enable them to access the curriculum and manage their own behaviour. We are fortunate to have access to a wide variety of professionals working as specialists in the fields mentioned above. They provide invaluable support and advice for students, their families and the school staff.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|