Skip to main content

What says..

Full boarding for the vast majority (no weekly or flexi boarding, so ‘no one dips in and out’). Parents like the fact that Uppingham is ‘a safe and beautiful town’ but isn’t in the middle of nowhere so pupils ‘can decompress by going into town and having a pizza’. The chapel is at the heart of the school and its sizeable 1960s extension means the whole school can gather together five mornings a week. Artistic endeavour is encouraged throughout the school. ‘They are very good at showcasing all the children’s talents,’ said a parent. One boy told us, ‘There’s no way you could come here and say there is nothing for you,’ I’m an awful musician but I still...

Read review »

What the school says...

Uppingham School is a fully boarding school established in 1584, the School is situated in a beautiful part of central England. There are immense rewards in terms of academic and social development to be gained from the Uppingham experience. In addition to the Schools strong commitment to music, drama, art, design and technology, and sports, high academic standards are a priority. If pupils are willing to be helped and guided there is virtually nothing they cannot achieve at Uppingham. ...Read more

Do you know this school?

The schools we choose, and what we say about them, are founded on parents’ views. If you know this school, please share your views with us.

Please login to post a comment.




What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2016, Dr Richard Maloney MA PGCE PhD, previously head of St Bede’s Senior School (now Bede’s). He was awarded an assisted place at Latymer Upper in west London and says he had brilliant teachers – ‘genuinely inspirational people’. He read theology and moral philosophy at the University of St Andrews, then did a PGCE at the University of Cambridge. He’d originally planned to be a lawyer but ‘I didn’t think I could face it’ and rang up the admissions people at Cambridge instead. The PGCE course he had his eye on was full but within half an hour they’d wisely made an extra space for him – ‘and here we are all this time later’. As he says: ‘You don’t need to have a plan as a young person but you need the...

Subscribe now for instant access to read The Good Schools Guide review.

Already subscribed? Login here.

Please note: 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 aim of the Learning Support department is essentially to support boys and girls to achieve to the best of his or her ability in mainstream subjects. This department supports pupils who need help in learning. The degree of support varies according to individual needs, most pupils having slight, rather than moderate or severe, learning difficulties. Dec 09.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
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 Y
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

Who came from where

Subscribe for instant access to in-depth reviews:

☑ 30,000 Independent, state and special schools in our parent-friendly interactive directory
☑ Instant access to in-depth UK school reviews
☑ Honest, opinionated and fearless independent reviews of over 1,000 schools
☑ Independent tutor company reviews

Try before you buy - The Charter School Southwark

Buy Now

GSG Blog >

The Good Schools Guide newsletter

Educational insight in your inbox. Sign up for our popular newsletters.