Upper School

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Life in Upper School

We have a clear sense of purpose: to give our pupils a secure educational foundation and the confidence to be adaptable and independent as they prepare for life beyond the school. We aim to give all of them the opportunity and encouragement to develop their own interests and talents, while learning to work and play together and to contribute positively to their community. Our aim is to foster confidence and a love of learning.

In the Upper School, pupils from Years 5 to 8 are placed in a form for registration with a form teacher and then move to a specialist subject teacher in a subject room for each lesson. A full list of subject teachers, as well as administrative and support staff and matrons, can be found on the website and is also printed in the front of the termly calendar.

Science Experiment

During the course of the year there will be parents' evenings which give you an opportunity to discuss your child's progress with the staff. These are marked on the school calendar which you will receive with the mailing at the end of each term and you will also receive a letter beforehand with your appointments for the evening. At other times please feel free to come and discuss any issues which arise with your child's form teacher. The children should also feel that they can come to us and we like to encourage them to deal with general queries and minor issues themselves as a further step towards independence.

Each child has a prep diary which should be filled in each day. It would be helpful if parents could check this daily and this may also be used as a means of communication with form and subject teachers.

Year 7 Girls  Science Experiment

If you have any concerns or queries do feel free to contact us. Staff may be contacted in term time by email. Alternatively, you may telephone the school on 01367 870700 and the receptionists, Mrs Rodgerson and Mrs Thomasson, or the Headmaster's PA, Mrs Kaye Everatt, will be very happy to help put you in touch with the appropriate member of staff.



Upper School Breaktime
Dt Planning of project
Year 7 Science Banner
Saw in DT
Year 8 Girl Planning a project in DT
Boys playing chess
English lesson
English lesson in the Dovecote Library
English in the Library
Upper School Science Experiments
BOys in Upper School Maths lesson
Year 5 Girls in Upper School Classroom
Upper School girls maths proble msolving
Remembrance Service Choir 2019
Remembrance Service Choir
Upper School girls at break time
Remebrance Service Boys in Choir
Year 6 in Paris
Boys Hockey
Boys Football
Younger boys playingrugby
Rugby pitches
Girls' Hockey
Archery Club
Year 7 girls in swimming pool
Children's Stall at Christmas Fair
Children Fundraising for 'Hello Yellow ' Day
Children's Fundraising Stalls
Mr Towers and pupils
Bording Boys ahving fun
Boarding Girls on Swing
Boys having fun on rope bridge
Upper School Cooking