At Upton we both admire and follow the aims of the National Curriculum. It clearly sets out the framework through which pupils are introduced to the essential knowledge that they need to be educated citizens. It introduces pupils to the best that has been thought and said, aiming to engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement. At Upton we supplement the national curriculum with additional knowledge and skills we feel are important for the children of Upton. We are driven in this by our desire for a curriculum that is engaging and enriching, that involves collaboration and communication, and that values diversity and community. Above all, One Childhood One Chance inspires us to have high expectations for every one of our pupils here at the school.
Our curriculum is based on elements of proven successful curricula from high achieving schools and research pertaining to what makes a successful school. We regularly update and remodel our curriculum based on these premises, never accepting that what suits learners of previous years will always continue to be the most effective form of teaching and learning.Our curriculum is continually evolving so that it best suits the needs of ever changing cohorts of learners. We regularly evaluate and monitor for areas of success and weakness and measure the impact upon pupils. Each key area of the curriculum revolves around our vision of what we want a successful school to include and what the government advocate to be effective curriculum.