UCC Ofsted Report September 2017

Dear Parents and Carers,

It gives me great pleasure to be able to share with you our recent Ofsted inspection report. 

Throughout the inspection the staff and students at UCC were truly magnificent and this report is testament to their dedication and hard work. In particular, the report identifies several aspects of our school that have improved since the last inspection and we are very pleased the inspectors recognised the excellent work of the staff who have led these developments.

What has been obvious to me, from the moment I stepped into the building, is the deep level of pride that people have in being part of Uppingham Community College. This pride was palpable throughout the inspection and Ofsted have rightly recognised this as a key strength of UCC. Equally, it is wonderful to see that our focus on the holistic development of our young people, alongside our ambitious pursuit of academic excellence, was recognised and praised by the inspection team.

Some of the quotes that stand out are below:

‘The staff at Uppingham Community College are hardworking and dedicated to supporting the pupils. All staff model the school’s core values of ‘respect, honesty and kindness’, creating clear expectations for pupils.’

‘The school has many talented teachers, who work together to develop their skills.’

‘Since the previous inspection, leaders have ensured that pupils’ behaviour continues to be exemplary. Pupils’ excellent conduct helps create an environment where they can learn well and thrive.’

‘Pupils trust and value their teachers; they are clear about why their learning matters. Your pupils are happy at school and this has a positive impact on their attendance, which remains very high.’

So, in the eyes of Ofsted, UCC continues to be a 'Good' school; everyone here is determined to make it a truly great school and we are very much looking forward to this exciting journey with you and your children.

I hope you enjoy reading the report. You can find a downloadable version below.

Yours faithfully,
Mr B Solly
UCC Principal

  1. Uppingham Community College Ofsted Report 2017