To appreciate fully what makes Uppingham distinctive and to experience the special environment we provide, there’s no substitute for visiting the School.

There are a number of ways to do this, and many prospective families like to explore what Uppingham has to offer on more than one visit. 

Discovery Mornings (Day Pupils)

Families interested in Li House, our new day house, are warmly invited to join us for one of our Discovery Mornings.

These informal events offer a brilliant opportunity to learn more about our Li House and understand what it is like to be a day pupil at Uppingham.

Discovery Mornings include a tour of the school with one of our Sixth Form pupils, followed by presentations from the Headmaster, Assistant Head: Pastoral, the Director of Admissions and the Housemaster of Li House. The presentations are then followed by a Q&A session.

Our upcoming Discovery Mornings will be held on the following days, commencing at 9:15 and concluding before midday:

  • Tuesday 10 September
  • Wednesday 13 November

Please use the link below to book.

Discovery Morning Registration

Families who are interested in our Day House are very welcome to arrange a personal visit through our Admissions Office, which can include a tour of the school and a meeting with our Director of Admissions and the Housemaster of the Day House (Li Kwok Po House). To arrange a personal visit, please contact Sarah Heading in our Admissions Office via email or telephone.

Visiting Days

We host a number of separate Visiting Days for entry into the Fourth Form (Year 9) and the Sixth Form (Year 12) throughout the year. These Visiting Days offer an excellent introduction to the School, particularly for those who have not been here before. We intend to run these from September with restricted numbers.

Our Visiting Days begin at 9.30am with coffee in the Memorial Hall, where there is a chance to meet the Headmaster, the Director of Admissions, other senior staff, a number of pupils, housemasters and housemistresses.

After the Headmaster’s address at 10.00am sharp, there is a tour of the School lasting an hour, followed by visits to two of the houses that are open for the day. Usually, two boys’ houses and two girls’ houses are open, and parents and prospective pupils are free to visit any combination of these.

Refreshments and snacks are available at the conclusion of the tours during which time the Director of Admissions talks about the application process and other staff are available to meet. The day concludes by 1.00pm.

For entry into the Fourth Form, Visiting Days are open to families with children aged nine or ten, in Years 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.

Our upcoming Visiting Days for entry into the Fourth Form are as follows. (There remains the chance that these dates may be subject to change.)

  • Saturday 5 October 2024

Potential Sixth Form candidates attend a Visiting Day either in the summer term of Year 10 (the first year of their GCSEs) or in the autumn term of Year 11 (at the start of their final GCSE year) – before taking tests in October or November for entry in the following academic year. 

Our upcoming Visiting Days for entry into the Sixth Form are as follows. (There remains the chance that these dates may be subject to change.)

  • Saturday 14 September 2024

If you would like to attend one of our Visiting Days, please book your place by completing the form below.

Booking Form

Personal Visits

The Admissions Department is pleased to arrange visits on any day in term (Monday to Saturday). Please try to give us at least one week’s notice. Such visits can include a meeting with the Director of Admissions, Charlie Bostock, and a tour of the School with one of our pupils. Typically, a visit would take in two of our houses, with opportunities to meet the housemaster or housemistress.

The visit offers an excellent opportunity to sample the environment and ask questions of pupils and staff. You are welcome to have lunch in one of our houses as part of your visit. We can also arrange a meeting with the Headmaster, on request. Such visits are best arranged by contacting the Admissions Department by emailing [email protected].