Uplands Community College
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Lower High Street
01892 782135
11 - 18
Community school
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5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
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Uplands Community College is an average-sized secondary school which holds specialist status in science and the creative arts with English. The school serves the village of Wadhurst and surrounding rural area. Around half of the students are dependent on public transport to and from school. Most students are White British. The proportion of students for whom the school receives the pupil premium (additional government funding for students known to be eligible for free school meals, looked after children and children of service families) has doubled over the last two years, and at a tenth, is well below the national average. There are currently no students of service families in the school. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs supported through school action is well below average, as is the proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for students’ attainment and progress. Each year the school uses alternative providers, including Key Stage 4 places at Kent College for a few students to follow motor vehicle, construction or plumbing vocational courses, farm and countryside courses at Plumpton College, part-time work placements, home tuition, and specialist provision for a very few students who require additional emotional support. The leadership of the school has changed since the previous inspection, including that of the headteacher who took up his post at the beginning of the academic year.

Uplands Community College Catchment Area Map

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This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official pupil data taken from the last School Census collected by the Department for Education. It is a visualisation of where pupils lived at the time of the annual School Census.

Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with siblings already at the school, high priority pupils and selective and/or religious admissions) but we may have removed statistical ‘outliers’ with more remote postcodes that do not reflect majority admissions.

For some schools, the heat map may be a useful indicator of the catchment area but our heat maps are not the same as catchment area maps. Catchment area maps, published by the school or local authority, are based on geographical admissions criteria and show actual cut-off distances and pre-defined catchment areas for a single admission year.

This information is provided as a guide only. The areas from which pupils are admitted to a school can change from year to year to reflect the number of siblings and pupils admitted under high priority admissions criteria.

3 steps to help parents gather catchment information for a school:

  1. Look at our school catchment area guide for more information on heat maps. They give a useful indicator of the general areas that admit pupils to the school. This visualisation is based on all attending pupils present at the time of the annual School Census.
  2. Use the link to the Local Authority Contact (above) to find catchment area information based on a single admission year. This is very important if you are considering applying to a school.
  3. On each school page, use the link to visit the school website and find information on individual school admissions criteria. Geographical criteria are only applied after pupils have been admitted on higher priority criteria such as Looked After Children, SEN, siblings, etc.

Uplands Community College Reviews

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“Happy successful village comprehensive”
"> Uplands is a super little rural comprehensive with a lovely caring staff team. The curriculum is very broad and well planned, offering the highest academic standards and supporting those who need it. All children learn a great mix of skills and subjects including two modern languages, food technology, product design, Art, Drama and Music. English Literature is a particularly successful subject area. Pastoral care is a strength due to stable staffing which means many form groups have the same tutor for 5 or even 7 years. Uplands staff run a lot of extra curricular activities for the children, plenty of trips in the UK and abroad, good sports teams and fantastic drama productions. The school works with local community groups and takes part in the life of the village. There are bus links with most nearby villages and some families move into the catchment area. Parking is appalling!
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