Friday 6th November 2015

 2014 Children in NeedDear Parents & Guardians,

Many of you will no doubt be aware that Friday 13th November 2015 is Children in Need Day. This event is supported by the College as we feel that it is important for young people to reflect on the needs of others and to participate in the national fund-raising effort.

This year as usual our involvement will take the form of a non-uniform day and we hope that students will wish to make a donation of £1 (or more!) and support those making an extra effort to raise further funds. If students wish to come in fancy dress a donation of 50p is required. All sponsored events must have an official sponsor form. Therefore students may need to bring some cash into College on that day to support the fundraising activities.

As always, we need to strike a balance between involvement in fundraising and the normal lessons which will still take place on the day. We would therefore ask for parental support in ensuring that students use their common sense and avoid extremes of dress, hair colour and face decoration which would be inappropriate for a college environment. It is still a school day and lessons do continue as normal.

As in previous years, we look forward to an enjoyable day which successfully combines lessons, fundraising and enjoyment!

Despite the wet weather we have extended a warm welcome to our visitors from our French partner school near Nantes this week. They have had a very enjoyable time and it has been a valuable experience for them and for our UCC students as well. I am always very pleased that our delivery of Modern Foreign Languages at the college is very strong, as evidenced by the very high uptake of the 3 languages at KS4 – 65% against a national average of 42%.

From next Friday The Space will be open in Uppingham Church from 3-45 to 5-45pm every Friday. This is a great option for students to meet with their friends after school – in the warm …and with hot chocolate available as well …it is a welcome addition to Uppingham in the winter evenings.

IMPORTANT: Data Collection sheets have gone home with all students this week. Please check the information carefully and make any changes accordingly and sign. The signed sheets (whether there are changes or not) should be returned to student services as soon as possible. Information from the College is sent via EMail and text so it is essential we have correct data for your child(ren).


  • Year 10 Parents' Evening
  • Year 11 Prom - Barnsdale

Jan Turner

Highlights for next week


  • Charity Week – all week
  • Year 11 MFL Speaking exams all week
  • 9/11/15 Student Learning Rep Training
  • 10/11/15 Governors Finance Committee
  • 13/11/15 Children in Need

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