Uplands Community College
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Post 16
PUPILS
774
AGES
11 - 18
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Community school
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This pupil heat map shows where pupils currently attending the school live.
The concentration of pupils shows likelihood of admission based on distance criteria

Source: All attending pupils National School Census Data 2021, ONS
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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 criteria in which schools use to allocate places in the event that they are oversubscribed can and do vary between schools and over time. These criteria can include distance from the school and sometimes specific catchment areas but can also include, amongst others, priority for siblings, children of a particular faith or specific feeder schools. Living in an area where children have previously attended a school does not guarantee admission to the school in future years. Always check with the school’s own admission authority for the current admission arrangements.

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.

How Does The School Perform?

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NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(28/3/17)
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70%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths



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Progress Compared With All Other Schools

UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 12% of schools in England) Below Average (About 20% of schools in England) Average (About 37% of schools in England) Above Average (About 17% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 14% of schools in England) UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 5% of schools in England) Below Average (About 25% of schools in England) Average (About 48% of schools in England) Above Average (About 17% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 5% of schools in England)

School Results Over Time

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% of pupils who achieved 5+ GCSEs grade 9-4
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% of pupils who achieved GCSE grade 5 or above in both English and maths
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% of pupils who achieved 3 A levels at AAB or higher

These results over time show historic performance for key exam results. We show pre-pandemic results as the fairest indicator of whether performance is up, down or stable

Lower High Street
Wadhurst
TN5 6AZ
01892 782135

School Description

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 Parent Reviews



Average Parent Rating

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“Happy successful village comprehensive”

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"> 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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Strongly Agree 23% Agree 23% Disagree 15% Strongly Disagree 38% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>23, "agree"=>23, "disagree"=>15, "strongly_disagree"=>38, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 13 responses up to 12-05-2022
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News, Photos and Open Days from Uplands Community College

Last update: 06 October 2021
SIXTH FORM OPEN EVENING 7 OCTOBER 2021

We warmly invite you to our open evening, allowing us to showcase all that makes Uplands Community College such a special and fulfilling learning environment for your children.

The evening will run from 5pm to 8pm, with 2 sessions available for you to choose from, commencing 5pm and 6.40pm. Please confirm your attendance by submitting a booking form with your session of choice.  The link is available on the homepage of our website www.uplandscc.com