Academic Families works with more than 450 schools throughout the UK, and we have become experts at matching children to the right boarding school for them in order to ensure each student thrives.
We're delighted to present one of our partner schools:
Uppingham School in the East Midlands, England.
Uppingham School is a co-educational Senior boarding school that was established in 1584. Uppingham School lies between the cities of Leicester and Peterborough, in the East Midlands. Of the 800-900 pupils at Uppingham, only a very small percentage of students are day pupils so Uppingham benefits from a thriving boarding community.
Uppingham School is known for its all-round excellent facilities and opportunities – within academia, performing and creative arts, or sport. Their outstanding resources allow pupils to excel, whether it be within drama, design and technology, or golf.
For example, within the design and technology department, pupils have the flexibility to select any material they wish for their projects. They can experiment with 3D printing and laser cutting, and students have previously participated in the Rotary Club design competition, and the Arkwright Scholarship.
Within golf, pupils can play throughout the year, supported by professional coaches. Students on the golf team are able to join UK and overseas golf tours and, in the past, pupils have been awarded golf scholarships to America.
We offer honest advice to help you find the best UK school for your child.
Our team provides exactly the kind of support for your child that we would want if we were sending our children overseas, and in fact, all of our staff have direct, personal experience with boarding schools.
We visit schools regularly and know them inside and out – the atmosphere they offer, the academic and social environment your child will be in - so we know where your child will fit in best.
Choosing the best education for your child leads many families to consider British schools and universities. However, it is not an easy decision to make.
Our team works hard to understand the needs and strengths of your child, match them to the UK boarding school best suited to their needs, and support them throughout their time in the UK.
Academic Families has personal and professional experience with boarding schools. Many of our staff attended boarding schools themselves when they were young or have worked in them. We have all lived overseas and most of us are mothers, so we understand how important it is to find the very best education for every child no matter where that might be in the world.
From our headquarters in Edinburgh to our local staff across the UK, our team regularly visits hundreds of British schools. Our excellent knowledge of the UK education system, accreditation by the Boarding School Association (BSA) and certification from the British Council means we understand UK boarding education from the inside and out, and know how to ensure the best education for each child.
In addition, our guardianship service has been Gold accredited by AEGIS (the Association for the Education and Guardianship of International Students) since 2016 and also by the BSA, so you know, with Academic Families, you're guaranteed to have the best local support anywhere in the UK.
Moreover, our team are trained MHFA Mental Health First Aiders so we are qualified to support our students with any wellbeing and mental health concerns.
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