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
In the near future, a major new extension will be built.
Upottery Primary School aims to provide a happy, friendly, caring, Christian atmosphere where children can learn to develop to the full, supported by close co-operation between parents, community and school.
Mrs Jillian Nickels
For information on applying for your child to attend Upottery Primary School, please visit Devon County Council's Admissions & Transfers page.