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Religious education

The school puts a strong emphasis on Christianity linked to an understanding of other religions. Our regular assemblies explore themes that children can relate to their own lives.

Personal, Social and Health Education

We allocate time to PSHE every week and we encourage group discussion. Talking openly about any issues that concern them is very important to children at this age.

It may seem obvious, but we pride ourselves on taking very good care of our pupils. Teachers are responsible for the welfare of their class and children are confident that, if they have a problem, their teacher will listen to them.
The general atmosphere in a school has a real influence on a child. We have a clear code of conduct based on politeness and respect for others, and we encourage good behaviour with reward systems such as stars and house points.

Special Tuition

It is quite often the case that children experience "blocks" in their understanding. We provide extra tuition to help overcome obstacles, and make sure they have a firm foundation to continue learning.
Our Education Support Room is devoted to this important function.


We cover all the skills outlined in the National Curriculum for games, gymnastics and swimming. Winter games are football, rugby and hockey on the sports field, and netball in the playground. In summer the choice includes cricket, tennis, athletics, and rounders.
And that’s not all. There are after-school opportunities for judo, short tennis, and cross-country, as well as more gymnastics, football and netball.
One sports activity we particularly emphasize is sailing. It is a character-building experience that really helps to develop leadership skills and a sense of responsibility. For this reason, we organise sailing courses throughout the year at Upton Warren with specialist instructors. Most of our children pass the Royal Yachting Association level 3 or 4 tests.

Other activities

Our staff give a generous amount of their time to running school clubs and most children take part in one or more. They include chess, bridge, Spanish, Italian, sewing and country dancing, as well as ‘The Really Useful Club’ and Outward Bound courses. Every year, many children perform in our large-scale drama production.
Every summer term when exams are over, Junior 4 pupils go on a one-week residential trip where they can enjoy outdoor activities and improve their computer skills. We also organise a trip to France for some of our older children to soak-up the language and culture.