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  • Upton Court Grammar School
    Lascelles Road
    SL3 7PR
  • Head: Mr Mark Pritchard
  • T 01753 522892
  • F 01753 538618
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  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Slough
  • Pupils: 1,028; sixth formers: 280
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Open days: Contact school.
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 31st January 2008
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Despite super selectivity, feel is ‘more laid back’ than other local grammars, reckoned one mother, who counted it a benefit. Pupils agree. ‘The teachers will say pick the subjects you enjoy, not the subjects you’re being told to do, or the job that will offer you the most money,’ said sixth former. With plenty of non-team-based activities, timetabled and run as clubs, early morning kickboxing amongst them, recent converts praise choice and encouragement. ‘My primary teachers made me hate sports at primary: here I love it,’ said one pupil...

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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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School associations

State grammar school

What The Good Schools Guide says

Head of School

Since September 2017, Mark Pritchard BA (French studies) MA (comparative education). Was previously interim principal of Ark Burlington Danes Academy Primary School from January to July 2017, and before that assistant principal of Ark Burlington Danes Academy. Has also been assistant principal of Upton Court Educational Trust and head of key stage 4 here.

Previous principal, Mercedes Hernandez Estrada, is now CEO of Upton Court Educational Trust.

Academic matters

Despite super selectivity, feel is ‘more laid back’ than other local grammars, reckoned one mother, who counted it a benefit. Pupils agree. ‘The teachers will say pick the subjects you enjoy, not the subjects you’re being told to do, or the job that will offer you the most money,’ said sixth former. Similarly, while voracious appetite for learning is encouraged - some,...

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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
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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