Uppingham School

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Uppingham School is an English public school in the small town of Uppingham in Rutland. It was founded in 1584 by Archdeacon Johnson, together with local rival Oakham School.

Reverend Edward Thring was the most famous headmaster, 1853-87 and made many innovative changes to the school's curriculum which were later adopted in other English schools. During his headship the school was forced to move temporarily to Borth in Wales after a typhoid outbreak ravaged the student body.

Queen Elizabeth II visited the school on the occasion of the Quatercentenary, November 16, 1984.

Distinguished alumni (Old Uppinghamians)

Noted alumni include:

On a rather different note, two current UK pop stars - Charlie Simpson (Busted) and Harry Judd (McFly) - were also both educated at Uppingham.

See also

External links

  • Uppingham School Website (http://www.uppingham.co.uk/rpmServer/generatorSystem/asp/rpmServer_GoGenerate.asp?PageMode=frameset&)
  • History of Uppingham School (http://www.uppingham.co.uk/rpmServer/Uppingham/rpmHtml_content/autoGen15-26.htm) on the school website
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