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Upton House School

Upton House School

115 St Leonard's Road, Windsor, SL4 3DF, Berkshire

01753 862610



Upton House School
School type Co-educational Prep, Pre-Prep & Nursery
Founded 1936
Head Mrs Rhian Thornton
Date Appointed September 2016
Co-ed Age Range 2-11 years
Number of pupils 290
Number of boys 100
Number of girls 190
Day fees per annum £2,982 - £5,980 per term
Average Class Size 16
Associations IAPS, ISC, NACE, Eco-Schools Green Flag

Upton House is a progressive and highly regarded Nursery, Pre-Prep and Prep school educating boys and girls from aged 2–11 years. Located in the heart of Windsor, Upton boasts excellent academic standards, high calibre staff and a warm and nurturing environment where children blossom and are prepared with confidence for the very best senior schools. Individual talent is developed, and a progressive curriculum offers a balanced co-education ensuring children are equipped with vital life skills for the future.

"Our children progress to their next schools as confident, successful and independent individuals. We were delighted to be awarded 'Excellent' in all areas in our Independent Schools Inspection Report." Rhian Thornton, Headmistress

Although non-selective, 30% of pupils in the past 3 years have achieved one or more scholarships to their chosen senior school. Details of scholarships and next schools can be found on the website.

Little Upton Pre-Nursery and Nursery is a very special environment where children begin their Upton journey from as young as age 2. Little Upton is open a flexible 48 weeks a year should parents require and benefits from being in a beautiful whole school setting. Staff are highly qualified, experienced practitioners and engage the children in stimulating, challenging and exciting activities that enable them to develop their love of learning within the Early Years Foundation Stage. Specialist subjects include French from 2 years old and Mandarin from 3 years old as well as regular PE and music lessons.

Facilities in the Pre-Prep and Prep departments at Upton House include an arts block which houses music rooms, an art and DT studio and a music studio which enables all the children to create and record as part of music technology lessons. A wide range of individual music instrument and singing lessons are also available. A vibrant and creative technology curriculum is rich with cross-curricular digital innovations, whilst our pioneering live-streamed events run by our Broadcasting Club share our events and activities to our global family online. More specialist subject teachers from Form 3 results in wonderful achievements and results for every child. All classrooms are furnished with interactive white boards and iPads are used daily by pupils to support learning throughout the school. Facilities also include a broadcasting studio, drama and dance studio, gymnasium and two libraries. Diverse sporting activities include netball, rugby, football, hockey, cricket and athletics as well as judo, fencing and ballet. Sporting fixtures are a key weekly part of Upton life and we hold home matches at the beautiful York Club in Windsor Great Park. We have a dedicated swim team, squad training twice each week and have achieved great success in the IAPS swimming championship finals for the last two years. We have received the NACE Challenge Award - external validation of school-wide high-quality provision/challenge for all.

Children at Upton House enjoy breakfast club from 7.45am, healthy meals prepared on site and a wide range of after school extra-curricular activities until 6pm. Holiday clubs are run on site outside of term time.

To book for an open morning, or to arrange a personal tour of the school, please register online or contact Mrs Deborah Bates: registrar@uptonhouse.org.uk.

We look forward to welcoming you!