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  • Uppingham Community College
    London Road
    LE15 9TJ
  • Head: Mrs Turner
  • T 01572 823631
  • F 01572 821193
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  • A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 11 to 16
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Rutland
  • Pupils: 890
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
    • 1 Full inspection 6th June 2013
  • 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 2007, Jan Turner (50s). Originally from Lancashire, read theatre studies and English at Liverpool. Both daughters attended UCC before her time and have gone on to great things. ‘It was the school I wanted to be head of,’ she says, ‘as I liked the ethos. It has a very strong sense of community, is very tight knit, and I wanted to part of that.’ A very young-looking head whose years belie her. Very well liked and respected by all parents we talked to. ‘She has a good view of what she wants to do with the school and is a good leader.’ ‘There has been a definite uplift since the school has become an academy; she’s very ambitious for it.’ 'Very switched on and articulate.’ ‘I like the direction that Mrs Turner is...

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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
Not Applicable
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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