Upton House School


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  • Category: Nursery / Pre-Preparatory / Preparatory
  • Pupils: Co-Education
  • Type: Day
  • Religious Affiliation: Christian
  • Roll: 51 (Boys) 189 (Girls)
  • Age Range: 2-11 years.
  • Founded: 1936

General Information

Upton House School is a thriving and dynamic Nursery, Pre-Prep and Prep school located in the heart of Windsor. With excellent academic standards, high calibre staff and a warm and nurturing environment, children blossom and are prepared with confidence for the very best Senior schools. Individual talent is developed, and a wide and varied curriculum offers a well-rounded education where children are equipped with vital life skills for the future.

“Our children progress to their next schools as confident, successful and independent individuals. We were delighted to be awarded ‘Excellent’ in all areas in our recent Independent Schools Inspection Report.”  Rhian Thornton Headmistress

Little Upton Nursery is a very special environment where children begin their Upton journey from as young as age 2. Staff are highly qualified, experienced practitioners and engage the children in stimulating, challenging and exciting activities that enable them to develop their love of learning within the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Little Upton Pre-Nursery and Nursery is delighted to announce that from Feb 2019, extended provision will be available, 48 weeks of the year.


Facilities include a newly opened arts block housing music rooms, an art studio and media room with green screen filming facilities. Our computer suite is modern and vibrant and all classrooms are equipped with interactive white boards. iPads are used by children to support learning throughout the school. Facilities also include a kitchen for Food Technology lessons, a drama and dance studio, gymnasium, two libraries and a delightful Nursery music room. Diverse sporting activities include rowing, judo, fencing and ballet as well as netball, rugby, hockey and athletics. Specialist subjects include French from 2 years old and Mandarin from 3 years old. A wide range of individual musical instrument lessons are also available.

Children at Upton House enjoy breakfast club, healthy meals prepared on site as well as 33 after school activities. Holiday clubs are run on site during the holidays.

Entrance Requirements



A high number of pupils gain scholarships to an excellent selection of Senior schools. Details of scholarships and next schools can be found on our website.

Open Days

We offer personal tours of the school to see lessons in action and meet staff.

To register for open morning or arrange a personal visit, please contact Miss Rachel Atkins registrar@uptonhouse.org.uk or contact us online. We look forward to welcoming you!


2019/2020. Nursery fees: please contact the school for details. Transition & Pre-Prep: from £3143 per term. Forms 3-6: £5225 per term. Sibling discount.


ISI Inspection Report 2017 - ‘Excellent’ in all areas.

School Contact Details

Headteacher: Mrs Rhian Thornton

Contact for enquiries: Miss Rachel Atkins, Registrar

Upton House School
115 St Leonard's Road

[t]: 01753 862610
[f]: 01753 621950
[w]: www.uptonhouse.org.uk

Location Description

Situated in the heart of Windsor, 5 minutes from the Long Walk and Windsor Castle.

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School News

Plastic-Free School status

We were so excited and proud to find out this week that we are the first school in Berkshire to be awarded the Plastic-Free

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School status.  This is a huge achievement, led by our pupils, to cut use of single-use plastic in school and our local community.


Upton House independent preparatory school Berkshire

We are delighted to be extending our outstanding provision for Little Upton from February 2019 and further support working parents throughout the holidays.

Little Upton (our

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Pre-Nursery and Nursery) will be open from February 2019 for 48 weeks of the year, 8am until 4pm, with extended hours available until 6pm if there is sufficient demand.

Upton House School independent school Berkshire

Upton House School in Berkshire received “Excellent in all areas” in the ISI Inspection in June.

For a summary please visit the school website


Upton House’s annual Prize Day got off to a roaring start at 10am on Thursday 2nd July with the Pre-Prep prize giving.

Commander Catherine Jordan RN

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presented prizes for effort, academic achievement and being a good friend.

The Commander talked of her career, of working hard and doing ones best.

She continued her inspirational talk in the afternoon ceremony to the Prep school girls.  They enjoyed learning about her helicopter flying and saw slides of the frigate she commands.  Other speeches were given by Upton’s Chair of Governors, Mr Jonathan Story and the Head Teacher, Mrs Madeleine Collins.

At Upton house School in Windsor, Thursday 4th June was a memorable day.  Mr Ashley Ratcliffe became a pupil for the day.  His two daughters,

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Jody and Holly, attend the school.

Complete in the school uniform with its felt cap and school shirt Mr Ratcliffe enjoyed a drama workshop, an English lesson, an art class, French and lots of playtime with the children.

Mr Ratcliffe had bid on the opportunity to be a pupil as part of Upton’s charity fundraising for the Alexandra Devine Hospice.

“Mr Ratcliffe was an excellent pupil” said Mrs Madeleine Collins, Headmistress


Photo: presentation for the Alexandra Devine Hospice

As Head Teacher of Upton House school in Windsor for the past 15 years I am both proud and privileged to lead a school that

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offers a truly outstanding education to the 270 pupils who attend.

It is therefore with great delight that I am writing to let you know that, once again, we have been awarded outstanding in our EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) ISI Inspection two weeks ago.  Outstanding in all areas in all year groups from 2-5 years old.

“Outstanding provision is made to meet the needs of the range of children who attend this setting”

“Staff have consistently high expectations of good behaviour”

“The contribution of the early years provision to children’s well-being is outstanding”

“Children are happy and enjoy developing independence in choosing from a wide ranging activities in both indoors and outdoors”

“The Leadership and Management are outstanding … a warm, welcoming, stimulating environment ensues”

Do come and look for yourself.

Madeleine Collins


Upton House has had the best results on record for entry to secondary schools. Seven of the sixteen girls leaving in Form 6 have won

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scholarships, and two of them have won three! Other girls have won places at the Lady Eleanor Holles School (one of the top academic schools in the country) The Abbey in Reading, Downe House, Sir William Perkin’s (SWPS) and St George’s Ascot to name a few.

Upton House, in the heart of Windsor, is a non selective independent day school. It was founded nearly 80 years ago and prides itself on educating children from very different international backgrounds. The children are known for their confidence and caring attitudes and play a large part in the local community raising money for local charities, paying weekly visits to the elderly, worshipping in the parish church and taking part in Windsor events.

Mrs Madeleine Collins, Headmistress could not be more pleased with the results coming in. “We have an unprecedented number of scholars leaving us this summer. Most of these pupils have been with us since Nursery and have done us proud!”


Photo: Year 6 leavers


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