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The aim of this website is to give you useful information about our school and also to reflect its ethos. Our school is welcoming and friendly with good relationships between pupils, staff, parents and carers being of paramount importance to us. We believe that children learn best when they feel safe, valued and are happy to come to school. We have high expectations of all pupils in terms of both academic achievements and behaviour. For a good idea of our school watch our end of term video by clicking on here.

The January 2023 Ofsted Report includes the following comments (click here to view the report in full):

  • "Pupils feel valued and included at Upton Infant School."
  • "Leaders have high expectations for all pupils to thrive and succeed."
  • "Staff and pupils build strong and supportive relationships."
  • "Parents praise the school’s academic provision and supportive ethos." 
  • "Leaders enrich the curriculum beyond academic subjects well."
  • "Teachers have strong subject knowledge. They present learning clearly and check pupils’ understanding of new content. "


You can find more information about our school by clicking on here which will take you the Department of Education website about our school.


On the 1st November 2018 our school converted to an academy and joined Hamwic Education Trust (Hamwic Education Trust Registered address: Unit E, Mill Yard, Nursling Street, Southampton, SO16 0AJ. A charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales. Company Number 10749662).


We felt that this would provide our school with the support and challenge needed to help us to continue to develop and improve. Dorset County Council are maintaining responsibility for our admissions arrangements, please click on the 'admissions' tab in our 'Parents' section for more details.


We are rightly proud of our school and we hope that by looking through the website you will get a feel for the work and fun that happens on a day to day basis. If you are a prospective parent or are thinking of moving into the Upton area then please contact us to arrange a tour where you can see the school in action!


If any parents or carers would like paper copies of anything on the website please contact the school office and we will be able to arrange it for you. If you have any queries or would like to find out more please contact the school office on 01202 622367 and ask to speak to Daryl Earl, Claire Eaton or Helen Warner-Fancy. We welcome visitors to our school, please click here to read our visitor code of conduct for more information.


If you are a parent/carer and want to leave your views please click here.

To see the views of parents/carers please click here


Duncan Churchill

Head teacher

Hamwic Education Trust