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Uppingham School

In 2018 near 54.80% of A Level students achieved A*-A
Address: High St W, Uppingham, Rutland LE15

Description Uppingham School

  • Language of instruction: English
  • Established: in 1584
  • Location: United Kingdom, England, Uppingham
  • Students age: from 13 to 18 years
  • Educational programs: high school, GCSE, A-level
  • Total number of students: 791 people, of which 175 are boarding.
  • Type of study: mixed
  • Type of accommodation: residence.

Uppingham School is a respected and prestigious boarding school that accepts children between the ages of 13 and 18 for various studying programs.

Initially, the school was founded solely as an institution for boys in 1584: in 1975, girls began to be accepted on the program of senior classes, and full-fledged mixed education from the age of 13 was introduced in 2001. Most of the students are British citizens, foreign students make up a small percentage.

The basis of the school policy is the quality education and the creation of strong social ties between students, the education of independent and strong personalities, the maintenance of a friendly and comfortable atmosphere, the development of honesty and devotion in children.

Uppingham School is located in the central part of England - the county of Rutland, the city of Uppingham. The road to London will take about an hour and a half.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Uppingham School

Program name
from 12 906 £ / term

Quick overview: an educational program of middle school is designed for international students.

About the educational program of Grade 9: The main goal is the full and comprehensive development of academic knowledge and skills, preparation for training at the GCSE level and obtaining an educational certificate after grades 10-11. 

List of subjects to study:

  • Theatrical art;
  • Biology;
  • Art;
  • Foundations of life;
  • Greek language;
  • Design of technologies;
  • Geography;
  • The history of antiquity;
  • Mathematics;
  • Information Technology;
  • Italian language;
  • English;
  • Spanish;
  • French;
  • Latin language;
  • Foundations of religion;
  • German;
  • Physical training and sports;
  • Culture;
  • Physics;
  • Music;
  • History;
  • Chemistry.
from 12 906 £ / term

About the educational program of 10-11 grades: the program is the preparation for the GCSE certificate of secondary education, which is highly regarded around the world and accepted by most educational institutions.

There are compulsory disciplines, classes are attended by all students without exception:

  • French;
  • Physics;
  • English;
  • Mathematics;
  • Foundations of life;
  • Chemistry;
  • Biology.

Additionally, each student adds 3 disciplines to the personal curriculum from the list above:

  • Physical training and sports;
  • Design of technologies;
  • Foundations of religion;
  • Culture and history of antiquity;
  • Latin language;
  • Greek language;
  • Theatrical art;
  • German;
  • Spanish;
  • History;
  • Art;
  • Italian language;
  • Music;
  • Geography.
from 12 906 £ / term

Quick overview: an educational program of 12-13 grades ( Sixth Form) is designed for international students. At the age of 16, students complete the compulsory secondary education and can enter the A-level course if they plan further education at the university.

About the educational program: A-level is designed for 2 years. For the first year (AS) students choose 4-5 subjects, of which only 3-4 are left for the second year (A-level). 

Disciplines can be chosen from a fairly extensive list:

  • Philosophy and the foundations of religion;
  • English;
  • Political doctrines;
  • History and culture of antiquity;
  • Latin language;
  • Ancient history;
  • Spanish;
  • Higher mathematics;
  • History of art;
  • Economics;
  • Drama art;
  • Biology;
  • Mathematics;
  • German;
  • Italian language;
  • French;
  • Design of technologies;
  • Graphic arts;
  • Geography;
  • Greek language;
  • Art;
  • Physics;
  • Music art;
  • Physical training;
  • Chemistry;
  • History;
  • Basics of business;
  • Geography.

Accommodation and food

On campus there are 15 comfortable residences, each of which is designed for 45-50 people: 9 for boys and 6 for girls (it is obvious that boys and girls live separately):

  • For girls class 9 rooms are prepared for 4 people, in 10-11 class they occupy double rooms, and Sixth Form students occupy private bedrooms;
  • Boys from 9th to 11th class occupy rooms for several people, and high school students can claim a single room.

Together with the children, the commandants live in their homes with their assistants: they monitor the order, discipline and cleanliness, provide round-the-clock safety of children. Between the houses there are constantly held various contests and competitions: it helps to bring together children living in the same hostel, to instill in them a spirit of camaraderie and healthy competition.

The international students are provided with a full, balanced meal on the full board basis. These are healthy and nutritious dishes that fully meet the needs of the young organism. Meals are organized in a spacious common dining room. There are separate tables for vegetarians, representatives of Islam and Judaism.

Each student has his class teacher and chief teacher, who changes every year: educators are responsible for academic successes and achievements, involvement in extracurricular life, guarantee the safety and comfort of the child. At any time they can contact the parents of the student. Also in the residences are on duty commandants and their assistants, who are always ready to help with the solution of any issue.

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: biology, chemistry, design and technology, History of art, Information Technology, maths, physics, political science, Theatrical art
Events list: aerobics, Athletics, badminton, basketball, Cyclotourism, dancing, Design club, Dramatic circle, golf, music studio, netball, Rifle shooting, rugby, sailing, Squash, swimming, tennis, theater Workshop, volleyball

Events Uppingham School

Uppingham School pays close attention to the sports development of its students. The most popular sports activities are the following:

  • English Lapta
  • Orienteering
  • Lacrosse
  • Aerobics
  • Volleyball
  • Athletics
  • Football
  • Squash
  • Basketball
  • Sailing
  • Dancing
  • Hockey
  • Tennis
  • Rugby
  • Cycling
  • Racing
  • Netball
  • Fencing.

Also on the basis of Uppingham School there are more than 40 sections on interests, clubs and circles - each student will be able to find a lesson to their taste and engage with like-minded people:

  • Chess
  • Literature
  • Scuba Diving
  • History and Culture
  • Science
  • Shooting
  • Society of antiquity
  • Debate
  • Spanish, German, French or Italian
  • Theatrical Art
  • Music
  • Geography
  • Society of poets
  • Rock-climbing
  • Culinary club
  • Lovers of history and etc.

It is very necessary to participate in the competition for the Prize of the Duke of Edinburgh (for an additional fee). There are three awards-level:

  • Bronze
  • Silver
  • Gold.

Participants must prove themselves in several obligatory directions:

  • Night expeditions
  • Demonstration of talents to choose from
  • Sports
  • Public work and ecology.

In the evenings and on weekends for the students, a lot of entertainment and leisure activities are arranged, anyone can take part in it. Children constantly interact with each other, which brings together even representatives of different countries and cultures, helps them find new friends, fosters a sense of comradeship and mutual assistance. Uppingham School is rightly proud of the atmosphere that it manages to create and maintain on campus, and does everything to make the students feel at home here from the first days of their stay.


  • 89% of English private schools based on A-level results (The Daily Telegraph, 2010)
  • 98% of graduates enter selected colleges
  • Most graduates choose music colleges and art schools
  • The most developed and successful areas are languages, geography, history, medicine, history of science, engineering technologies, philosophy.

The entire school program fully corresponds to high national standards, taking into account the deeper study of exact sciences, and the learning of additional foreign languages ​​is also encouraged. Studying takes place in a dynamic, interesting, lively form.

Equipment Uppingham School

On the campus of Uppingham School there is a 300-seat theater for its own, a modern theater studio, a multifunctional sports center, an indoor swimming pool with diving, fitness and dance studio, a library and a modernized computer classroom, and musical instruments studios. The total area of ​​fields for sports and games reaches 65 acres: these are shooting ranges and galleries, 12 courts for tennis and 3 for squash, grounds for team games.

Term dates and fees

The academic year is divided into traditional trimesters, interspersed with vacations for students' leisure:

  • Autumn: from September 5 to December 12 (holidays from October 17 to November 1)
  • Spring: from 10 January to 24 March (holidays from 13 to 21 February)
  • Summer: 17 April - 1 July (holidays from 28 May to 5 June).

The cost of one trimester of study is 11333 £, one year - 33999 £.

Please note that there are some surcharges and fees not included in the basic cost of the program:

  • Registration fee = 125 £
  • Deposit for confirmation of place on the program = 1000 £
  • Semester deposit
  • Supporting English language courses for foreign students (EFL) = 1200 £ / term
  • Registration in the guardian agency and guardian services
  • Initial testing level of knowledge.

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 200 GBP
  • Deposit for a course/programme 12906 GBP

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


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Recommendations on when to apply

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
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- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
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- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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