A Welcome From The Headmistress, Uppingham Cairo

Emma Webb

Uppingham Cairo will open in September 2024 as the first overseas school of Uppingham UK, one of the most distinguished and historic independent schools in the world. For the first time since 1584, there will be another Uppingham. Like their fellow Uppinghamians in the UK, our pupils will be inspired by the intellectual rigour of an academic curriculum that encourages exploration, critical analysis, calculated risk-taking, communication and teamwork. They will be encouraged to use their imagination, to think creatively, to explore the world around them, to be ambitious and to strive for academic excellence. They will become a team player, a leader and an innovator. They will learn how to think, not what to think.

Uppingham Cairo Overview

UC is a distinguished international school committed to providing a world-class education rooted in excellence, innovation, and holistic development. As a part of Uppingham School, the leading independent school in the United Kingdom, founded in 1584, we bring a rich heritage of educational excellence spanning over four centuries.

 At UC, our mission is to nurture young minds, empower future leaders, and shape global citizens. We offer a dynamic and engaging learning environment that fosters intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, creativity, and personal growth.

Our academic programs are designed to challenge and inspire pupils to achieve their highest potential. We offer a comprehensive curriculum that includes the International Baccalaureate (IB), IGCSE and A Levels, providing our pupils with a wide range of pathways to higher education and future careers. Whether pupils choose the IB Diploma Program, or A Levels, they will receive a rigorous and internationally recognized education that prepares them for success in universities worldwide.
We believe in the power of education to unlock individual potential and shape the future. Our dedicated team of experienced educators is passionate about creating transformative learning experiences that inspire students to excel academically and reach their full potential. We foster a supportive and inclusive community where every student is valued, encouraged, and celebrated for their unique talents and contributions.

Beyond the classroom, UC is committed to providing a well-rounded education that embraces the arts, athletics, community service, and personal development. We offer a wide range of co-curricular activities and extracurricular programs that allow students to explore their passions, develop leadership skills, and cultivate a sense of social responsibility.
 Uppingham Cairo will be the first to introduce the concept of an extended educational program in Egypt and the Middle East. This program will offer students a full day of schooling, ending at 7 PM for juniors and 10 PM for seniors. Parents will have the opportunity to be a part of this experience and attend on-campus activities starting from 3 PM. This optional program is tailored to help students fully engage with the school and manage their time efficiently. With state-of-the-art facilities, modern technologies, we strive to create an atmosphere that promotes collaboration, innovation, and personal growth. Our commitment to excellence extends beyond the classroom, as we prepare our pupils to become responsible global citizens who can make a positive impact on society. We invite you to join our vibrant UC community and embark on a transformative educational journey that will shape the future of your child. Together, let us unlock their potential and inspire them to become lifelong learners and leaders of tomorrow.

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Uppingham School, the leading British independent boarding school for boys and girls aged 13 to 18, was founded in 1584. Follow the journey through Uppingham’s history and heritage.



Uppingham UK founded

Uppingham School (UK) was founded by Archdeacon Robert Johnson. The original school room was built near the churchyard in Uppingham.

1584 - 1588

David Black, Headmaster


The Hospital

The Hospital was built, today it houses the School Library.


Foundation Charter

The Foundation Charter granted


George Daniell, Headmaster


William Pickering, Headmaster

Uppingham UK

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