Upton St. James is a Christian school, developing confident, caring children who are independent, creative learners and who work hard to achieve their best.
Our school has been described as a ‘beacon of hope’ for families in the local area.
We have high expectations of behaviour and care for one another, centred around the Christian ethos. We want our children to have the high self-esteem and emotional resilience which will empower them in making choices for their future as adults.
We work to ensure children engage fully with new tasks, trying their best and working to apply and extend their skills. Children are encouraged to be creative and take risks in their learning. This approach to learning ensures a fully inclusive environment where all children know they have the potential to achieve success.
We believe every child is an able child.
Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full (Article 29, United Nations Convention for the Rights of the Child) and all staff have the responsibility to ensure this right is respected. This defines the purpose of our school.