In the last part of the 19th century, 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.
In 2009 we had a £1.4 million major extension and re-furbishment, resulting in a large beautifully designed area, which acts as a perfect complement to our listed Victorian village school.
Please remember that pupils, parents, past pupils and members of the community who have had contact with the school over the past 12 years are invited to attend the Garden Party in honour of Mrs Nickels on Tuesday 22nd July from 2pm. Please contact the school if you would like to attend.
You can collect your child from 2.30pm on Wednesday 23rd. See newsletter for more information.
Our four classes are taught in our 21st century building with a spacious hall, bright airy classrooms and a large playing field. Our playground houses our own swimming pool which is used each summer by all the children.
Our active PTFA help to provide many additional facilities and events around the year.