Ethos & Values

    Our School Motto

    Learn and Believe. Aspire and Achieve.


    Our School Ethos 

    Upton is a school embracing the challenges of learning in a realistic but innovative way. We are striving to continually improve the curriculum in a creative way, improving the teaching and learning for our pupils and enriching the environment.

    Upton School aims to provide a secure, happy and welcoming environment for pupils, staff, parents and visitors alike. Also, to establish and maintain good channels of communication amongst the pupils and between school, parents, visitors and the community.

    We aim to provide, irrespective of gender or ability, ethnicity or social circumstances, a broad and balanced education and access to the whole educational experience by stimulating pupils’ interest, developing their potential and offering as wide a variety of experiences as are appropriate and available.

    As part of our pupils’ broader education we aim to develop personal and moral values, including respect for other people, property, honesty and a respect for religious and cultural  beliefs. Pupils learn to have an understanding of how their actions may affect others. Alongside this, we aim to develop the children’s understanding and appreciation of the multi-cultural society in which we live and to develop their tolerance for other races, religions and ways of life.

    We encourage our pupils to develop the ability to exercise a degree of responsibility and initiative, to participate in the school community and to work successfully in groups.

    We aim to develop independent and enquiring minds with the ability to question, discuss and argue rationally, to make informed decisions and apply themselves effectively to tasks.

    Throughout their time at Upton School we encourage pupils to value education for its own sake and acquire the skills and enthusiasm to view education as a lifelong process.