High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Uppingham School is a co-educational independent school situated in the small town of Uppingham in Rutland, England. The school's current Headmaster, Richard Harman MA, is a member of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference and the school is a member of the Rugby Group of independent schools in the United Kingdom. The Reverend Edward Thring (headmaster 1853-1887) is perhaps the school's best-known headmaster. He 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 an outbreak of typhoid ravaged the student body. The move to Borth is commemorated in an annual service, held in the school chapel.