Welcome to Upham Primary School
Welcome to Upham Church of England Aided Primary School.
2 November 2017
Open Day at Upham Primary
If you think that our school might be the right place for your child, we encourage you to attend our open morning on Thursday, 2nd November. We have tours starting at 9:30am, 10:30am and 11:30am.
This website is intended to give you an insight into the daily life of the school and we hope that you will find it informative and helpful. If you would like paper copies of any of the documents from this website (free of charge) please contact the school office.
Our school was founded in 1814 by the National Society for Promoting the Education of the Poor in the principles of the Established Church. Throughout the years it has continued to promote the Christian principles of Love for God and for our neighbours whilst providing the highest standards of education for its children, As a Voluntary Aided School we have close links with the Church of England and in particular with our Parish Church, the Blessed Mary of Upham in the Diocese of Portsmouth. Our historical Christian foundation is at the heart of our vision for our school.
The Christian values of love, care for others and a response to the needs of the world are part of the everyday ethos of our school. All members of our school, children, staff, parents and governors are encouraged to value and respect themselves and each other, the wider community and the environment.
As they grow in mind, body and spirit, our children have the confidence to be aspirational, independent and creative learners who enjoy their work and achieve in all aspects of their education in the caring, family community here.
Upham School aims to be welcoming and to provide a warm secure learning environment where each child can develop his or her self esteem; where expectations and attainment are high and work of quality is produced.
The governors, staff, parents and pupils work together to help the children give of their best.
Mr D Woolley
Ms G Halsall
Chair of Governors
Applying For Places & Admissions Policy
Applications to the school are made through the Hampshire County Council Admissions Page.
Please download our full Prospectus for September 2016 .
Our Admissions Policy explains all admissions arrangements, how we consider applications for every year group, over-subscription criteria (if required) and how we offer places should there be more applicants than places. Please download our Admission Policy for 2016/17 and our Admission Policy for 2017/18 and Admission Policy for 2018/19 (these all include our supplementary application form if you are applying on faith grounds). Further information about our school’s admission arrangements can be found at the Hampshire County Council Admissions Page.
View the Admission Appeals Code
We are pleased to continue to offer Breakfast club, which we are providing with our partners PH Sports Ltd. The club starts from 7.45am with breakfast at 8.15am. Click here for a copy of the Breakfast Club Autumn 2 booking form, or PH Sports can be contacted directly on 02381 781500.
Emergency Closure Procedure
Click here to see our emergency closure procedure just in case of emergency.
Attendance Guidance & Regulations
From September 2015, Hampshire County Council has issues new guidance for all Hampshire schools regarding unauthorised absences (such as those for term-time holidays) and how penalty notices will be issued. For further information, please consult our School Attendance Policy (November 2015) and refer to the Hampshire Local Authority Information on Penalty Notices for Non- Attendance at School. If parents are requesting a leave of absence for an exceptional circumstance then they will need to use the Request for Leave of Absence Form, a copy of which can also be obtained from the office.
Local Authority Education Department
The headquarters of the Education Department is in Winchester and enquiries there should be directed to
The Education Department, The Castle, Winchester, SO23 8UG.
Telephone: (01962) 841841.
Diocese of Portsmouth
Upham Primary School is part of the Diocese of Portsmouth and is possibly the oldest school in the Diocese, being founded in 1814.
Diocesan Board: The Schools Officer, First Floor, Peninsular House, Wharf Road, Portsmouth PO2 8TA
We have links with other small schools in our area as part of the Omega Cluster. This collaboration enables issues relevant to small schools, with mixed age classes to be explored. It also enables efficiency savings to be made in training and resourcing. We also plan sporting fixtures and festivals within the group.
We are part of the Wyvern Pyramid of Schools and collaborate with our colleagues to develop shared understanding of teaching and learning. We also plan shared events together such as Arts days and Vocal Festivals as well as transitional experiences for Year 6 children.
Parents are welcome to make payments online for lunches, trips and residential visits. Payments of any amount can be made and parents will see an account view so you can check previous payments and balances. In order to set this up, initially follow this link to register an account:
If you require any additional help you can refer to the user guide or ask in the office for help.
You may find the following links and documents useful:
Hampshire Local Offer
Click on the logo below to access the Hampshire Local Authority ‘Local Offer’ website which explains how the local authority provides support for children with special educational needs and disabilities.