Uppingham School was founded in 1584 by Robert Johnson who obtained a grant by Letters Patent from Queen Elizabeth I. 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. His pioneering beliefs in the values of an all-round education still mark the School strongly today and have determined many of its distinguishing characteristics: that Houses should be small and family-like; that boys (and now girls) should have privacy; that an all-round education should be offered to a broad range of pupils and that children are happier and learn better in inspiring surroundings.
About the school
Uppingham is one of the UK’s leading boarding schools for boys and girls aged 13-18. Integrated into a small market town in rural Rutland, the beautiful setting is enhanced by the golden stone and the distinction of the School buildings. Uppingham draws around 780 pupils from all over the country and abroad and they are fortunate to live and learn in these inspiring surroundings. There are immense rewards in terms of academic and social development to be gained from the Uppingham experience and whilst the School is noted for its strong commitment to all round education, its superb pastoral care and magnificent facilities, the pupils’ academic studies are the priority. In 2015 49.2% of our A-level candidates achieved straight A*/A grades with 76% of all entries graded A*, A or B. At GCSE the A-C pass rate was 98.3% with 70.9% of all entries graded A* or A.
Uppingham School is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Richard Maloney to succeed Richard Harman as Uppingham's 32nd Headmaster, from September 2016.
23rd November 2015 — Uppingham School is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Richard Maloney to succeed Richard Harman as Uppingham’s 32nd Headmaster, from September 2016.
Dr Maloney, who is 43, is currently Headmaster and CEO of St Bede’s School Trust in East Sussex. A graduate of the University of St Andrews, Dr Maloney obtained his PGCE at the University of Cambridge and holds a PhD and MA in Education Management from King’s College London. He teaches Religious Studies and Philosophy and was Deputy Head at Sutton Valence School in Kent before becoming Headmaster at St Bede’s in 2009. Dr Maloney is married to Tracey, who runs an educational consultancy business; they have two children, Angus (10) and Lydia (7).
The Rt Hon Stephen Dorrell, Chairman of Trustees of Uppingham School, said, ‘We are looking forward to working with Richard Maloney and building on the outstanding developments and success of Uppingham under Richard Harman’s leadership’.
Richard Harman is leaving Uppingham in August 2016 to take up the post of General Secretary of AGBIS, the Association of Governing Bodies of Independent Schools.