Upton Court Grammar School
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|Address||Upton Court Grammar School, Lascelles Road, Slough, SL3 7PR|
|Places in Year 7||150|
|Competition||5+ applicants for every place|
|Exam Format||Berkshire CEM 11 Plus – Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, Numerical Reasoning, English|
Information about the School – Upton Court Grammar 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 from 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 Upton Court 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 Upton Court Grammar School.
The school provides for a higher than average number of students with physical disabilities.