Boys and Girls : 13 - 18 : Boarding
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When choosing a boarding house, parents and pupils initially take into account geographic considerations. Some want to be close to the ‘hub’ of the School in the centre of Uppingham; others prefer to be just a short distance away. Parents usually visit between two and five houses before coming to their decision. They can judge what ‘feels right’. It is heartening that so many parents and pupils often comment that ‘we’d be very happy with any of them’. Typically visitors will see two houses on a visit and might well see two more on a second visit as they refine their ideas as to which they might like to choose.
When boys register for the school, they can also be registered for a specific house. The boys’ houses fall into three geographically located groups: the four Town Houses at the hub of the School, situated between the Main School and the Western Quad (Lorne House, School House, West Bank and West Deyne), the two Country Houses, situated to the north of the Main School (Farleigh and Meadhurst) and the three Hill Houses, located to the south of the School close to the Middle playing fields (Brooklands, Fircroft and Highfield).
Girls are not registered for a specific house in advance; rather preferences are stated once the pre-tests have been completed at age 11. The five 13-18 girls’ houses form something of a ring from the Main School and around the Western Campus (Constables, Fairfield, Johnson's, New House and Samworths'). The Lodge is the Sixth Form house and is similarly situated.
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