Welcome to Uplands

Pre-preparatory | Preparatory | College | Outreach


Community involvement through Uplands Outreach


An eclectic mix of nationalities and cultures


World-Class Sporting Facilities


Rooted in tradition and steeped in History


Africa’s best fully-integrated day and boarding school

Ranked amongst the top private schools in South Africa

Uplands is a different school in many ways – and we are very proud of that.

We are a co-educational family school that takes great care in creating a friendly, community-driven environment, where all our children are known and given their space to grow. We offer a fresh, welcoming approach. This is a culture of education that has defined who we are since our beginnings in 1928.

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Executive Head Welcome Message

With our spacious school campus and exceptional facilities for both day pupils and boarders, Uplands seeks to develop interested and interesting young people who are self-confident, integrated and happy in a changing world. Our pupils are creative, critical thinkers who embrace change and develop lasting, healthy relationships. At Uplands, all our children are known and given space to grow and thrive.

A tour of Uplands Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, College and Outreach will quickly reveal our unique welcoming, relaxed family atmosphere, where children bring life, energy and laughter to our picturesque campus, located on a 110-hectare estate. A dynamic, nurturing culture of education has defined who we are since our beginnings in 1928. Our professional, competent staff continually seek to highlight the value of a well-rounded, balanced experience for each child, while also upholding high expectations and uncompromising standards. We believe that our emphasis on adaptability, human connection and collaboration, and engaging with the wider world, together with the ability to think critically and find solutions, is of great benefit to our pupils, not only at school but in their future tertiary studies and adult lives.

At Uplands, we invite all our pupils to be the best they can be. We encourage them to challenge themselves to improve, to be brave and to take risks, fostering a sense of self-belief that provides the strongest possible foundation for happiness and success. Our adventurous Grade camps, Courageous Challenge initiative and The Journey are some of the experiential learning highlights our pupils mention when reflecting on their schooling at Uplands. Ultimately, our aim is to provide robust, quality academics alongside a rich, well-rounded, individualised experience for each child, so that they may thrive.

Without doubt, the best way to get to know us is to come and visit us, to see our campus and to meet some of our talented pupils and staff. You are guaranteed a very warm welcome.

Sean Carlisle
Executive Head

Dear Mr Laing -

I just wanted to share a short positive note from my experience supporting Uplands this weekend at the Johannesburg sporting event!

Not only was I extremely impressed with the level of sport being played, but I was also just extremely proud to be associated with the Uplands family.

I felt like there was such a high presence of Uplands supporters and I think that is due to the awesome communication we receive regarding fixtures that are posted on social media sites.

This weekend made me feel like such a proud past pupil.

So thank you to the staff and students for being the best ambassadors for
their school, I can’t wait to be back in the area soon for a visit.

Kind regards,

Shannon TodClass of 2014
29 Jul 2022

Ground-breaking Announcement at Uplands

A High-Performance Centre will be developed on the Uplands campus to further enhance the world-class sporting facilities available at this leading private school in Mpumalanga. Uplands Executives, Staff and Board…
27 Jun 2022

Uplands gets serious about cricket and hockey

Meeting Neil Carter and Tjoff van Staden offers one an insight into what quality coaching is all about. Sport plays such an integral part in the holistic experience that Uplands…
26 Jun 2022

UPPA Annual General Meeting

UPPA Annual General Meeting Thursday, 28 July 2022 | From 17h30 College Day Pavilion RSVP to Elaine at uppa@uplands.co.za
9 Jun 2022

Digital Scoreboard Handover

The UPPA Committee officially handed over the new digital scoreboard to Uplands on Saturday, 4th June 2022. Uplands Preparatory was sorely in need of a mobile device like this, which…