|Upottery, EX14 9QT, UK Honiton|
+44 (0)1404 861292
WELCOME TO OUR SCHOOL!!!
About 125 years ago, Lord Sidmouth built Upottery School, providing free education for the village children. That distinctive building, with its single high-vaulted schoolroom and the adjacent Victorian schoolhouse, is very much a feature of the village landscape still. It was built in the centre of our village for the local community and is surrounded by beautiful countryside in the heart of the Blackdown Hills on the edge of the three counties. The listed original Victorian building has been improved and extended to meet the needs of a modern curriculum, but the school retains much of its close family atmosphere.
We are fortunate to have extensive, safe grounds, which include:
- A large school field with wild area
- Netball tarmac court and playgrounds
- Outdoor swimming pool, with disabled access
- Interactive whiteboards in every classroom
- Computers with Internet access
- Bright and airy library with a large selection of books
- Adventure play area
- To recognise each child as an individual encouraging and enabling the
fulfilment of every child's potential through challenging, investigative
and problem solving activities
- To provide a sound foundation and effective development of literacy
and numeracy thus ensuring that all children achieve the highest
- To provide every child with his/her full entitlement to a broad and
balanced education based on the National Curriculum and RE
- To develop confidence, enthusiasm for learning, open and enquiring
minds and the ability to think creatively, independently and
- To provide a structured environment which will encourage: thoughtfulness and consideration, the ability to work together and relate to others, an appreciation of, and acceptance of, responsibility for the world
in which we live
- To provide as wide a variety of activities as possible in order to
extend the children's abilities, widen their horizons and equip them to
tackle new challenges with confidence.
- To work in partnership towards shared goals valuing the contributions
of children, staff, parents, governors the wider community.
- To encourage children to understand and adopt healthy lifestyles.
- To provide an environment where children feel safe and secure.
- To prepare children for the next stages in their lives.
The Education Reform Act 1988 introduced the National Curriculum for
all children aged between 5 and 16 in state schools in England and Wales.
This has since been revised and is now known as Curriculum 2000. The
pupils also receive a daily literacy and mathematics lesson.
Key Stage One (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2)
Key Stage Two (Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6)
We are able to offer private music tuition in a wide range of instruments.
Details of this service can be obtained from the Administrator. When
possible, children have the opportunity to cook due to additional voluntary
help. Volunteers organise netball and football clubs and arrange matches
against other schools. We also run successful lunchtime and afternoon
clubs. These have involved: Fitness Club, Art Club, Recorders, Football
and Netball. These change each term so parents and children are
notified through the monthly Newsletter.
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