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Learning Together Inspiring and caring for all in our community


The school provides an increasing range of interesting and enriching activities that develop pupils’ talents and their personal and social skills. OFSTED June 2013


A message from the Headteacher Many thanks for taking the time to find out more about Upton Heath C of E Primary School. Making the decision about which school to send your child to is one that I do not envy you having to make, however I can help by offering you the chance to read our brochure, view our website and of course welcome you to visit our school and see what happens for yourselves. Why choose Upton Heath C of E Primary School for your child? I hope that our brochure will help you start to answer that question. As you look through you will find out about some of the particular aspects of our school that we believe make us unique. This is just the start - come and see for yourselves! I passionately believe that every child should be able to learn through an inspiring and challenging curriculum. Pupils should feel secure, happy and enjoy coming to school. Ability comes in many forms and learners need to be supported to enjoy success no matter where their talents lie. This is what we do. It is achieved by providing exciting learning opportunities, through great teaching from our highly skilled staff. This results in everyone enjoying their learning and fulfilling their potential academically and socially. Being happy enables the best possible learning opportunities for all. Whether you are a child or teacher learning empowers and inspires us all. Education should also help young people to understand how to be happy and how to develop and maintain their own emotional, physical and mental well-being. Education should engage the learner with exciting, relevant content and opportunities for learning through experience and by doing. When your child enters our school we want to ensure that they will achieve their very best academically and we will strive to ensure that we enable this to happen no matter the circumstances. They will become resourceful and resilient individuals. Our school is an inclusive, creative community which builds tolerance, respect and empathy in your children. I believe that it is extremely important that you are clear of what our expectations are for every child. Our vision is that we are here to inspire and care for all in our community, no matter who they are, where they come from and what their previous experiences of school and life have been. We welcome everyone. It is our core professional purpose that we provide outstanding learning experiences within a vibrant and secure environment that embraces Christian principles. In doing so we ensure that our principles underpin all that we do. We are reflective, respectful, collaborative and innovative. As the Head teacher of our school I believe it is part of my role to enable you to make an informed decision about the school you choose for your child. You need to have confidence in everyone who works here to educate, nurture and care for every child. Please do not hesitate to contact us and arrange your visit to our school. We look forward to meeting you in the very near future,


learning together Our cultural visit to Paris in April All the children have access to a variety of 2013 as part of our residential Information Communication Technology which programme was a fantastic success. is used to teach specific skills. These are transferred across the curriculum.

“Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant what more can be said?!! I know of two year 3 children who have already let it be known they will be on the next French trip! They have started to save their pocket money!” Jo and Alan Kearns, parents

“I love using the i-pads both inside and outside the classroom.”

As a member of the family of schools within the Chester Diocese, we take part in a variety of activities at Chester Cathedral as well as the local churches.


innovative teaching “Pupils learn particularly well through the regular opportunities they have to learn outdoors.” OFSTED June 2013

“Tonight I saw the Shakespeare’s School Festival at the Floral Pavillion and was absolutely bowled over by the performance of your young people.” Bev Clark, adjudicator for GoDA (Guild of Drama Adjudicators)

“Excellent relationships between teachers and pupils help create classrooms conducive to learning.” OFSTED June 2013

Our broad balanced and inclusive curriculum is driven by our passion to ensure that our children will be able to effectively read, write and compute. We want them to acquire the skills and knowledge to provide a solid foundation for High School and beyond. At all times, we reflect our Christian values and seek to ‘inspire and care for all in our community.’


Life at Upton Heath C of E Primary School Outstanding behaviour and safety OFSTED June 2013

“Pupils are very friendly, polite and courteous.” OFSTED June 2013

“It has been welcoming and reassuring to know that the particular needs related to armed forces are being supported with both understanding and compassion.” Debra Edmunds, Parent

“Pupils say they particularly enjoy working in teams, outdoors in the school grounds and in the forest area, and taking part in the many sporting and creative activities.“ OFSTED June 2013


Our choir sang for the Queen during her Jubilee celebrations at Chester Zoo. June 2012

Logo designed by an Upton Heath pupil.

There is a clear sense of teamwork OFSTED June 2013

The education of young people should be a partnership of schools, parents and their community.

“Wow!! You guys pulled it out of the bag again!!! Think you'll probably be voted the best teachers in the world!!� Jane Hickson parent

The Dragon Dance was performed by Upton High pupils to open our Summer Fayre.


Our vision is to inspire and care for all in our community. Our Core Professional Purpose is to provide an outstanding learning experience within a vibrant and secure environment that embraces Christian principles. Our principles are to be reflective, respectful, collaborative and innovative in all that we do. Upton Heath C of E Primary School, Upton Lane, Chester CH2 1ED Tel: 01244 972970 Fax: 01244 383413 Email: admin@uptonheath.cheshire.sch.uk Website: www.uptonheath.cheshire.sch.uk


Upton Heath C of E Primary School, Chester Brochure 2013