Important Consultation

Dear Parents/Guardians,

I am writing to consult with you about a change to Uppingham Community College’s Admission Arrangements for September 2015.  The change we are seeking is to include the catchment area of Church Langton Primary School.  Pupils applying to the College will have the same status as the other catchment schools listed below.  However, there is no guarantee that there will be free transport available.

The consultation period will run from 15th November 2013 to 20th January 2014.

If you wish to comment please do so by:

  • Email to
  • Letter to the chair of Governors, Mr G Thompson, at the college address clearly marked ‘ADMISSIONS’.

The College is its own admissions authority and as such is responsible for setting the criteria for admission and their interpretation; at all times however it will act in accordance with the School Admissions Code published by the Department for Education.  The Planned Admission Number (PAN) for the College is 180.

Children with a formal Statement of Special Educational Needs that names Uppingham Community College will be admitted, where appropriate, through the statementing process.

Oversubscription Criteria

Where the number of applications for places exceeds the number of places available, as specified by the Planned Admission Number, the following criteria will be applied, in priority order, to determine those children to be admitted:

1.   Children in Care;

2.   Those living in the catchment areas of, or attending the following primary schools:

Bringhurst County, Edith Weston County, Gretton CP, Hallaton CofE, St Mary & St John CofE North Luffenham, Tugby CofE, Uppingham CofE, Leighfield, Uppingham.  Billesdon  Parochial School, Cottingham CofE and Church Langton Primary School also included in this, although free transport may not be available;

3.   Those with a sibling who is on roll at the College or have attended the College in the last five years at the time of the proposed admission of the applicant to the College.

4.   A child of a member of staff at the College, where the member of staff has been employed at the College for two or more years at the time when the application is made or is recruited to fill a vacant post where there is a demonstrable skill shortage;

5.   Those that have proven grounds based on the location of their place of residence, in order of distance from the College.

Yours faithfully,




  1. Letter to Church Langton re changes - Nov 2013