Upton House School

Upton House School is a thriving and dynamic Nursery, Pre-Prep and Prep school located in the heart of Windsor.

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    Upton House School

    Upton House School was founded in 1936 by benefactors and has evolved over the years to provide a well-equipped modern environment where children thrive.

    Our aim at Upton House is to foster a happy and stimulating environment in which each child can prosper academically, socially and emotionally. The school prepares all children for their continuing education and equips them with life skills for the future.

    We aim to provide the best possible education for each child. We give encouragement and stimulation to develop their academic abilities and we develop pupils individual strengths, whether it is from our broad curriculum or from our wide range of extracurricular activities. This combined with a loving nurturing environment, develops a set of pastoral values which makes Upton very special.

    Little Upton Nursery is a very special environment where children begin their Upton journey from as young as age 2 and extended provision is available 48 weeks of the year. 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.

    We provide care from 7.45am in our Early Birds breakfast club as well as an extended day until 6pm for children from age 3. A wide variety of clubs are offered in the extended day programme as well as teacher-supervised prep for older children.

    Specialist subjects include PE and French from 3 years old. Educational robots, iPads, laptops, and interactive whiteboards are used across the school to enhance learning. Diverse sporting activities include judo, fencing and ballet.

    Our arts block houses a music room, recording studio and art studio. Our newly opened Broadcasting Studio offers the facility to livestream many of our events to parents and their families, and the opportunity for older pupils to try their hand at broadcasting. Our kitchen serves freshly prepared, nutritious meals on site. Facilities also include a drama/dance studio and gymnasium.

    Our enhanced curriculum is rich with cross-curricular digital innovations and our pioneering live-streamed events run by our Broadcasting Club share our activities with our global family online.

    Boys and girls leaving us gain places at a wide range of excellent senior schools and regularly win scholarships.

    “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

    Entry is non-selective and means-tested bursaries are available for those entering the school.

    We have an active PTA which organises many fundraising events through the year and helps to forge close links between the school and parents. Please visit our website for details of forthcoming virtual open mornings. Personal tours are also welcome where you can be assured of a warm welcome.

    Upton House really is an exceptional place full of wonderful opportunities for every child.

    Category: Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory

    Pupils: Co-Education

    Type: Day

    Religious Affiliation: Christian

    Roll: 110 Boys / / 185 Girls

    Age Range: 2-11 Years

    Founded: 1936

    Location Description

    Upton House School is situated in the heart of Windsor, 5 minutes from the Long Walk and Windsor Castle.

    School Contact Details

    Headteacher: Mrs Rhian Thornton

    Contact for enquiries:Mrs D Bates, Registrar

    115 St Leonard's Road, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 3DF

    Tel: 01753 862610

    Email: info@uptonhouse.org.uk



    Extensive facilities and equipment.

    Upton House uses the York Club (offsite playing fields in Windsor Great Park) for games afternoons and practices.

    We have a Sound Studio linked to the Music Room for recordings and performances and a Broadcasting Suite featuring state of the art technology.


    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.

    Entrance Requirements




    Nursery fees: please contact the school for details.

    Transition & Pre-Prep: from £3,531 per term.

    Forms 3-6: From £5,950 – £5,980 per term.

    Sibling discount available.

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    All visits are welcome, please contact the school

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

    Please contact Mrs D Bates,  registrar@uptonhouse.org.uk  for details.

    We look forward to welcoming you!


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