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Welcome to our new Principal

Mrs Justine Mountford was educated in Doncaster and went to Bradford University where she was awarded a 2:1 in Business Studies.  She worked for the Order of St John as a fundraiser for two years, before travelling to Greece to teach English as a foreign language.  It was here that she was bitten by the teaching bug and returned to England to qualify as a business teacher. 

Mrs Mountford taught in Birmingham for eight years before moving to Spain and teaching at an international school for a year.  She moved to Kent in 2001 and started teaching at the Bradbourne School in 2002.  She helped to set up Knole Academy and worked there as a Vice Principal for six years before being appointed as Principal of Uplands Community College.

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Uplands Community College is a special place to learn. Visitors to Uplands always comment on the calm, warm, friendly and purposeful atmosphere at the school. This atmosphere is born of the fact that we approach each other with respect, kindness and compassion within a culture of high expectations and aspirations.

The core purpose of Uplands Community College is to inspire confident learners in an ever changing world. We promote the development of all students, where the love of learning is nourished and where every child is known, cared for and guided towards a fulfilling adult life.

We believe strongly in a ‘growth mindset’ ethos, which supports every student to achieve their goals. As a truly comprehensive school, we understand this success can be achieved through dedication and hard work.

We encourage an ambitious attitude to learning where respect for one’s school and community; a readiness to learn; and a responsibility for one’s own learning and success are key to ensuring our core values of ‘respectful, ready and responsible’ are fostered and upheld.