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There are a variety of ways to visit the School and many prospective families explore what Uppingham has to offer in more than one way.
The Admissions Department is pleased to arrange visits on any day from Monday to Friday and prefer to do so with at least one week’s notice. Such visits include a meeting with the Registrar, Charlie Bostock, and a tour of the School with one of our pupils. A meeting with either the Headmaster or the Deputy Head and a visit to two houses to meet the Housemaster or Housemistress is also included. Lunch in one of these houses is a particular feature of an Uppingham visit and offers a good chance to ask questions of the pupils. These visits are best arranged by contacting the Assistant Registrar, Christine Yates, directly. Christine can be reached on 01572 820611 or by email at email@example.com.
Uppingham’s Visiting Days offer a good introduction to the School, in particular for those pupils or parents who have not been before. All Visiting Days begin at 10.00 am in the Old School Room where there is an opportunity to meet the Headmaster, other senior staff and a number of Housemasters and Housemistresses over coffee. After the Headmaster’s address at 10.15 am, there is a tour of the School lasting an hour before there is a chance to visit two of the houses open for the day before drinks and lunch with staff. Typically two boys’ houses and two girls’ houses are open and parents and prospective pupils are free to visit any combination of these. Prospective pupils who attend have lunch separately with Uppingham staff and pupils and follow a parallel programme to the parents’ lunch. Prospective Sixth Formers explore the Careers and University Entrance rooms and as well as seeing some of the social facilities. Younger candidates enjoy some group activities run by staff and pupils. The days conclude at about 2.45 pm.
Visiting Days for entry into the Sixth Form or into the Fourth Form are thus run separately. Potential Sixth Form candidates tend to come either to a Visiting Day in the Summer Term of their Year 10 (the first year of their GCSEs) or in the Autumn Term of Year 11 (at the start of their final year of GCSEs) before taking tests in October or November for entry in the following academic year. For entry into the Fourth Form, Visiting Days are open to families with children aged 9 or 10 and in Year 5 and 6, the two year groups that precede our entrance pre-tests in Year 7. Visiting Days for these cohorts are available each term.
Typically candidates seeking to join the School at any other time or point of entry are best advised to contact the office and come on a personal visit.
Skills Days are run for children aged 9-11 and serve to offer prospective families another way for their children to engage with the School. There are further details available via the link below but parents should be aware that if they attend a Skills Day with their child, there is also an informal ‘Open Day’ running alongside that offers the chance to tour the School, lunch with staff and pupils and to see either a girls’ house or a boys’ house.
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