"We feel the school has gone from strength to strength in the last few years and long may it continue!"
Parent of Year 6 pupil.
Upton Junior School is part of the Viking Academy Trust; which consists of three primary schools working closely together with the aim of ensuring that each and every one of our pupils receive an outstanding education, supported in their development towards becoming highly effective and successful members of society.
Through effective, purposeful collaboration, Viking schools work together to ensure every child can know the joy of learning, and be supported to reach his or her potential. All children have strengths. These can readily be seen in academic achievement or in artistic, musical, dramatic and sporting success. Equal to these are the abilities which help us to excel as people.
Upton staff aim to create calm yet highly stimulating learning environments, within which every child can feel secure and grow in self-confidence, gaining the necessary personal, social and academic life-skills to succeed in a rapidly changing world - whilst never forgetting the vital importance of such "traditional values" as courtesy and thought for others.
Our vision is to ensure every child achieves his/her potential through a relentless focus on high-quality teaching and learning. Ensuring all children make good or better progress in reading, writing and maths is our core purpose. All staff consistently and energetically use the most effective methods for teaching these basic skills. High-quality training, from leading experts in English and maths teaching, equips them to do so.
Underpinning this is:
outstanding day-to-day assessment and marking of children’s work;
first-rate systems for tracking, identifying and celebrating children’s progress;
an exciting, rich, relevant and inspiring curriculum;
excellent support for the needs of each child.