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  • Uppingham Community College
    London Road
    LE15 9TJ
  • Head: Ben Solly
  • T 01572 823631
  • F 01572 821193
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 16.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Rutland
  • Pupils: 912; 50/50 girls and boys
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 2
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 2
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 2
    • 1 Short inspection 12th September 2017
    • 2 Full inspection 6th June 2013

    Short inspection reports only give an overall grade; you have to read the report itself to gauge whether the detailed grading from the earlier full inspection still stands.

  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 24th September 2009
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Pupils seemed involved in the lessons we observed. Year 8 scientists were conducting experiments, year 11s in small groups having enrichment sessions: this could be extra help with a certain subject, or doing a higher level project which is an extra half GCSE. An IT exam in progress for the year 9s and a very energetic PE session for year 7s. They’re a sporty lot here and take it seriously. Their motto is ‘to be better than before'. Founded in 1920 in the small market town of Uppingham that’s rather dominated by its well-known public school...

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What the school says...

Converted to an academy 2011.

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since September 2017, Ben Solly. Previously head of Lutterworth College in Leicestershire for three years, where he led the age range change transition from 14-18 to 11-18. PE and sports science with management degree from Hull. Worked as an advanced skills teacher in the Black Country and in a variety of senior leadership roles in Leicestershire.

Academic matters

In 2017, 24 per cent of GCSE grades were A*/A or 7-9. Good, solid results for a non-selective school. Most pupils take 10 GCSEs, with many doing a language: French, German and Spanish are on offer. Everyone takes DT (school has specialist technology status). Maths particularly strong here, reflected in the maths block opened in 2014. Streaming in English and maths. Good artwork throughout the school. As it was open evening when we visited, lots of GCSE books...

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Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

Who came from where

Who goes where

Special Education Needs

The College has an excellent Additional Needs (Curriculum Support) department led by a very experienced Special Needs Coordinator. The provision received particular praise in the most recent OfSTED inspection. A new Additional Needs Learning Room has just been equipped with Successmaker software to promote individual learning for children with special needs. A team of experienced Teaching Assistants works with students through classroom support and withdrawal. Nov 09.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers 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
Hospital School
Mental health
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

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Interpreting catchment maps

The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.

Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.

For help and explanation of our catchment maps see: Catchment maps explained

Further reading

If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.

Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

Children get into the school from here:

most years
quite often
sometimes, but not in this year

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