Upton Court Grammar School

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About Upton Court Grammar School


Name Upton Court Grammar School
Website https://www.uptoncourtgrammar.org.uk/
Inspections
Ofsted Inspections
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Address Lascelles Road, Slough, SL3 7PR
Phone Number 01753522892
Type Academy
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 1111 (54% boys 46% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.0
Academy Sponsor Pioneer Educational Trust
Local Authority Slough
Percentage Free School Meals 6.20%
Percentage English is Not First Language 46.4%
Persistent Absence 3.5%
Pupils with SEN Support 2.4%
Highlights from Latest Inspection
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Description of the school

Entry is by a competitive examination and generally standards are well above average on entry at year 7.

The percentage of pupils whose first language is other than English is about 50%, which is well above average. Standards on entry in English are lower than in all other subjects. The school is in phase 2 as a Specialist Language College and leads the Primary Languages Strategy for the area.

An additional specialism of Science began in 2007. Key Stage 3 is completed in two years and the Middle Years Programme of the International Baccalaureate (IB) is being piloted in years 7,8 and 9. Standards on entry to the Sixth Form are broadly average, because 55% students are admitted fro...m other schools.

They can choose from A levels, Applied A levels, IB or BTEC First Business programme. The school is a fully accredited Employment Based ITT provider and leads The Slough Partnership. It is also a Training School.

In addition Slough Grammar is a Leading Edge School and an accredited British Council International School with links in China, Pakistan, India, France, Spain, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Poland, Germany, Cyprus, Sweden and South Africa. The school has a Sixth Form partnership with Churchmead School; students from Churchmead transfer to Slough Grammar School. The school provides for a higher than average number of students with physical disabilities.

Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate