We hold our annual Open Day in the first week of December. We have three sessions across the day; at 10:00am, 1:30pm and 6pm. During the day, Mrs Lewis, the Executive Headteacher and Miss Arthur, Head of School, will talk to parents; Year 6 pupils will lead guided tours around the school, staff, governors and children are on hand to answer questions and guests are invited into classes to observe first hand learning in progress. We guarantee you will not be disappointed!
September 2019: The Year 2 into Year 3 admissions process with KCC will start on 10th November 2018 and will close on the 15th January 2019. If you would like to have a tour of our fabulous school please contact the school office.
When the application process opens you can apply for your child's Junior School place by visiting: www.kent.gov.uk/ola
Outside of this time, please contact the school office to arrange a convenient time to meet with Miss Arthur, Head of School, and tour our fabulous school!
Schools across Thanet have an agreed ‘Transition Day’ (Always the first Thursday of July) to enable all children to spend time in their new school. This gives our new Year 3 children a whole day to get a real ‘taste’ of life at Upton.
We also invite the children to join us for an afternoon picnic late in the summer term. This fun afternoon allows the children to visit us again, feeling more confident in their surroundings and the delight they show in recognising the familiar faces of their class mates and teachers.
Both occasions are organised to with a host of fun activities to help make the children feel at ease and make lots of new friends. The children meet their two ‘Buddies’ who have the important job of being a ‘special friend’ to our new ‘Uptonians’!
The Year 6 and Year 4 Buddies are linked with a new Year 3 child in their ‘House’ (class colour). This gives our new children a familiar face in the year above as well as having a ‘cool’ Year 6 special friend to be there to support them.