At the forefront of education for over 100 years Education at Upton Court is about inspirational teachers and aspirational pupils At the forefront of education for over 100 years Education at Upton Court is about inspirational teachers and aspirational pupils At the forefront of education for over 100 years Education at Upton Court is about inspirational teachers and aspirational pupils
  • Dear Parents/Carers/Guardians, the new academic year begins for each year group at the following dates and times:
  • Thursday 3rd September - Year 7 (8.30am) Year 9 (9.00am) and Year 12 (9.30am)
  • Friday 4th September - All Year Groups (8.30am)
  • For details of the full opening of Upton Court Grammar School for all year groups in September please click here.
  • The school would like to thank all parents for their support during this period of school closure. We wish all of our students and their families a restful summer break and we look forward to welcoming all students back to school in September.
  • Careers

    Careers, Education, Advice and Guidance at UCGS

    Our mission:

    Upton Court Grammar School ensured that all students fulfilled their academic and personal aspirations and became successful and engaged citizens.

    Our careers programme, in addition to our academic and pastoral programmes, will support students to achieve the school’s mission through high quality careers education and guidance that equips them with the skills, knowledge and understanding to plan and manage their careers effectively.

    Our Aims:

    •        Prepare students for the transition to GCSEs and A-levels.

    •        Prepare students for the transition to life beyond secondary school (higher education and work).

    •        Develop students’ awareness of the wide variety of education, training and career opportunities both locally and nationally.

    •        Support students in making informed decisions which are suitable and ambitious.

    •        Develop characteristics such as communication, resilience and leadership which support students in the curriculum and in their careers.

    •        Promote equality of opportunity, celebrate diversity and challenge stereotypes to inspire and motivate students.

    •        Ensure that all students leave the school to enter employment, further education or training.

    Who is responsible for careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG)?

    Mrs K Levy (Careers Lead) and Ms T Briggs (Careers Coordinator) manage the implementation of the CEIAG programme. However, a range of people contribute to achieving the aims of the programme. These include: school governors, the senior leadership team, subject teams, pastoral teams, external agencies such as Slough Borough Council and parents.

    Mrs K Levy,, 01753522892

    Ms T Briggs,, 01753522892

    What we do

    We are committed to providing our students with a careers programme that meets all of the 8 Gatsby benchmarks. Our programme is delivered through a combination of methods including:

    • Subject curriculum
    • Year 7 and 8 PSHE programme
    • Year 9-12 enrichment programme
    • Year 9-11 thinking skills programme
    • Year 7-13 assemblies
    • Year 7-13 tutorial programme
    • Year 7 and 8 PiXL Edge programme
    • Year 12 and 13 CAS programme
    • Year 12 and 13 Scholars events
    • Access to impartial and independent careers websites and helplines
    • Visiting speakers
    • Employer visits
    • Alumni speakers
    • Drop-down days
    • Workshops
    • Study visits

    Date of next review: September 2020

    Key Stage 3 Careers

    Key Stage 4 Careers

    Key Stage 5 Careers

    Year 10 Work Experience: Employer Information Form

    National Careers Helpline

    Amazing Apprenticeships


    Amazing Apprenticeships overview video

    Suitable as an Awareness Assembly

    Set within the Covid 19 landscape, a clear and concise presentation providing background and imparting knowledge about Apprenticeships. It includes  information about the National Careers Service and the support available. It is 15 minutes long and forms part of their Awareness Assemblies platform.

    Suitable for KS3 plus


    Careers Fair for Year 11 Students – Curiosity

    We had successfully hosted Careers Fair for Year 11 students on Thursday 17th October 2019 at Upton Court Grammar School. It was led by employers from different sectors ranging from media and advertising to Private Banking. This event was led by Louise Bosworth, who works as a Business Development Manager at Scottish Windows, Karishma Navsaria, who is a private banker and vice president at J. P Morgan, Catherine Cribbin, who works as an Industry Initiative Manager at IAB and Nusha Hamidi, currently working as Business Development Manager at BM solutions. This was an exciting opportunity for students to connect with local growing business and being aware of the employment opportunities offered by various industries. All students in Year 11 were very positive about the event and have mentioned it was very informative about developing job roles such as digital advertising and banking sector. This event has enabled students to make informed decisions about A levels subject choices and careers associated with those subjects. Most students have mentioned that such events should be repeated at least twice a year, so we endeavour to organise and run another Careers Event during National Careers Week.




    File Name
    Ad Astra - Reach for the Stars
    Information for School Leavers
    Is an apprenticeship right for your child?
    National Careers Week Timetable
    Policy Statement on Provider Access
    Talk on Choosing University Courses for A Levels and Choosing A level Courses for Year 10 students
    Target Careers Paths to Professional Careers
    Work Experience Parental Consent Form