Welcome to Upottery Primary School
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.
We are fortunate to have extensive, safe grounds, which include: -
- Interactive whiteboards in every classroom
- Purpose built and well resourced outdoor area for the early years foundation stage
- A large sports and assembly hall
- A large school field with wild area
- Netball tarmac court and playgrounds
- Outdoor swimming pool, with disabled access
- Bright and airy library with a large selection of books
- Computers with Internet access
- Adventure play area
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.
Upottery Primary School aims to provide a happy, friendly, caring, Christian atmosphere where children can learn to develop to the full, supported by close co-operation between parents, community and school.
Mrs Jillian Nickels