For children who live locally being a day pupil at Uppingham offers the perfect blend of a truly expansive and holistic education with the flexibility of going home every day.
Day pupils have the same outstanding educational experience as boarders - the same exceptional pastoral care, academic challenge and support, and life-enriching co-curricular opportunities but will return to their family home in the evening.
From September 2024 we are delighted to be able to offer two types of Day place to give families even greater choice and flexibility.
Day pupils are members of our new Day House which is open from 07.30 until 19.00 (or until 18.00 on Saturdays). They follow the same stimulating timetable as our boarders with lessons, games and co-curricular activities integrated into their day with the option to go home after lessons and enrichment, or after supervised prep, which finishes at 19.00.
The formal start of the day is 08.15, and afternoon enrichment activities finish by 18.00. For early starters, breakfast is available from the School's Main Buttery.
On Saturday, morning lessons end at 11.30, and after lunch there is a full sporting programme for all pupils. Day pupils may leave after their commitments have ended. There is no expectation for members of the day house to be here on Sundays unless they are involved in group or whole school events.
Day-in-Boarding offers even greater flexibility. There are a very limited number of places for day pupils in our boarding houses. Day-in-boarding pupils are fully integrated into boarding house life with their own private study space with desk and lockers.
Day-in-boarding pupils can choose to have breakfast in their house before the formal start of school at 08.15. Lunch and supper are also served in the house. At the end of the day, pupils can choose to go home after lessons and enrichment or stay for supper, for prep and evening activities (finished by 22.00).
On Saturday, morning lessons end at 11.30, and after lunch there is a full sporting programme for all pupils. Day pupils may leave after their commitments have ended. Day-in-boarding pupils are not expected to attend school on Sundays but are welcome to take part in activities or House events that are happening.