Life Changing Opportunities at Uppingham
Changing Lives at Uppingham

Archdeacon Robert Johnson founded Uppingham in 1584 as a free school for local children from poorer families; children who showed academic promise and potential but lacked the means to access education. Today, we continue this philanthropic tradition by creating equal opportunities for talented and able children through the provision of the fee-assisted places. 

 

Through the generous support of OUs, parents and the wider school community, we can empower pupils from all walks of life to reach their potential by giving them the freedom and support to explore their interests and encourage their individuality.

 

Since 2021, our Community Outreach Manager has been building relationships with schools in inner-city Leicester to identify pupils who will reap the benefits of an Uppingham education but lack the financial resources to join the School without fee assistance. 


The response from the community has been wonderful, and we were delighted to invite families from these schools to visit Uppingham over recent months to show them how we can provide educational opportunities to their children. As a direct result of this work, we were able to offer places to three pupils for September 2024, all of which include significant financial support to cover 80% to 105% of the fees.

 

This is just the beginning, and to continue providing fee-assisted places, we rely on the collective support and generosity of the school community. Collectively, a donation of any size will help make it possible for more children to benefit from an Uppingham education.   


With your support we can transform lives.

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Launch Challenge
Early donations will be matched by a generous supporter, doubling the value of your gift!
£5,000 MATCHED
Completed
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Final Push – All Gifts Doubled!
Gifts made during these final two hours will be matched by a generous supporter, doubling the value of your gift!
£1,644 MATCHED
Completed
£5,000
Parent Challenge
We'll unlock £5,000 if 50 Parents donate to our Giving Day.
50 / 50 Donors
Completed
£5,000
200 Donor Challenge
Will 200 people donate on Giving Day?
200 / 200 Donors
Completed
£7,000
450 Donor Challenge
Will 450 people donate on Giving Day?
450 / 450 Donors
Completed
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Double Your Donation!
Gifts made over the next two hours will be matched by a generous supporter, doubling the value of your gift!
£4,500 MATCHED
Completed
£2,000
Pre-Day Challenge
The first 10 donations to our Giving Day will unlock £2,000.
10 / 10 Donors
Completed
£5,000
Donor Challenge
Will 100 people donate on Giving Day?
100 / 100 Donors
Completed
£5,000
100 Parent Challenge
We'll unlock £5,000 if 100 Parents donate to our Giving Day.
100 / 100 Donors
Completed
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House Leaderboard
Every House has now achieved 15 donors!
Which Uppingham House would you like to support?
Rank Answer Donors
1 Constables 125
2 Fairfield 115
3 Highfield 47
4 Fircroft 40
5 Farleigh 39
6 Samworths' 32
7 The Lodge 32
8 Lorne House 31
9 Meadhurst 31
10 New House 31
11 West Bank 29
12 School House 28
13 West Deyne 28
14 Brooklands 23
15 Johnson's 19
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