Uppingham School

About Uppingham School

Uppingham School was founded in 1584 and the transition to one of the foremost public schools of its time from an unremarkable local Grammar School took place with the arrival of the great educationalist and headmaster, Edward Thring, in 1853.

Thring believed that the purpose of education was to find out what a child could do and then he encouraged his pupils to do it to the best of their ability. He was also the first great Headmaster to understand the importance of the pastoral development of the child.

The legacy of Edward Thring remains with us in a very real sense to this day. His pioneering beliefs in the values of an all-round education have determined many of the School’s distinguishing characteristics: that Houses should be small and family-like; that pupils should have privacy; that an all-round education should be offered to a broad range of children and that they are happier and learn better in inspiring surroundings.

It is still the objective of Uppingham to try and discover and nurture the maximum range of talents in all of its pupils.

The pages within this website will go some way to showing you how we achieve this; however the best proof of the warmth and welcome and achievement of Uppingham and Uppinghamians is to come and to sample it for yourself.

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