Upton House is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, along with their protection, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Ethos | Aims | Values


At Upton we:

  • Nurture confidence and talents in both life and academic skills, within an aspirational, family-friendly, environment and using a lively, challenging and broad based curriculum.
  • Give pupils time to play, explore and discover themselves within a stimulating and creative setting, where everyone feels equal and valued.


The overall aim of this school is to foster a happy and stimulating environment in which each child can prosper academically, socially and emotionally, morally, culturally and spiritually. 

Our specific aims are:

  • To develop self-confidence from an early age and ensure that every child can shine in some way. We will foster their intellectual, spiritual and personal potential.
  • To give the very best educational opportunities to every child in their time with us.
  • To enrich the lives of each child in their interaction with Upton House.
  • To equip the children with the skills to be life-long learners and to prepare them for their continuing education.
  • The children will leave us as confident, well-rounded and caring individuals who are giving and can be strong positive role models in the world in which they live.
  • To develop, in partnership with parents, polite and well respected individuals in the community with the necessary social and academic skills to enable them to thrive on moving into their next schools.
  • To offer opportunities to try new activities.
  • To instil empathy, open mindedness and strong moral values in each child.
  • To provide outstanding learning experiences through passionate subject specialists. 
  • For our children to make a positive difference in the world.


Our values are:

  • We treat others as we would have them treat us
  • We are peacemakers
  • We forgive others
  • We are truthful and honest, especially with ourselves
  • We share
  • We do not gossip, judge or criticise others
  • We are patient
  • We listen carefully to each other
  • We always give of our best and expect no reward

A School Council made up of appointed and elected pupils meets regularly to discuss whole school issues.