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Surroundings are idyllic, school and town happily integrated for over 400 years. Opportunities to learn, discover and create abound. Consistently high levels of achievement…emphasis is on offering a balanced approach, ’away from the London pressure-cooker.’ Pupils themselves have a confident, attractive manner, very articulate but down to earth. ’They turn out humble, really nice people who know how to join in and get on with others.’ Learning to, ’give something back is part of what we are about as a community.’ Full boarding for all but a handful. The introduction of exeat weekends has been welcomed on all sides,’ they live life at full tilt, weekends included, so the home break means they have a chance to recharge.’

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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

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Since 2016, Dr Richard Maloney MA (theology at St Andrews), PGCE (Cantab), (40s), previously the head of St Bede’s Senior school. High flying career began in West Yorkshire, then head of RS at Chigwell, later head of sixth form. In 2006 he was appointed deputy head of Sutton Valence (simultaneously completing his PhD) and three years later became head of St Bede’s. Charming, energetic, and lightning quick on the draw, he is clear about his priorities being ’to focus on intellectualism and the curriculum innovation that prepare pupils for the future’. Parents impressed by speed with which he has got down to the task of making necessary changes to staffing and see it as a sign of confidence: ’He seems unafraid of potential resistance to change and gets on with it.’ They also comment...

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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

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