Upton House School


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  • Category: Nursery / Pre-Preparatory / Preparatory
  • Pupils: Co-Education
  • Type: Day
  • Religious Affiliation: Church of England
  • Roll: 56 (Boys) 195 (Girls)
  • Age Range: Girls 2-11 years. Boys 2-7 years.
  • Founded: 1936

General Information

As parents you want the best education possible for your child and at Upton House we aim to provide it. We give each child encouragement and stimulation to develop their academic abilities and we try to find something they are good at, whether it is from our broad curriculum or from our wide range of extra curricular activities. This combined with a kind and loving environment which develops a set of pastoral values makes Upton very special.


We opened a new arts block recently. It houses a music room, an art studio and media room. We already have a kitchen for four to eleven year olds, a drama studio, gymnasium and Nursery music room. Specialist subjects include French from 3 years old and Mandarin from 4 years old. We have iPads, laptops, interactive whiteboards and a smart table to enhance learning. Diverse sporting activities include rowing on the Thames, judo, tap and ballet. Come and see for yourselves or visit our website.

Entrance Requirements




Open Days

2018. Wed. 10th October, 9.30am - 11.30am


2018/2019. Nursery fees: please contact the school for details. Transition & Pre-Prep: from £3066 per term. Forms 3-6: £5075 per term. Sibling discount.


ISI Standard Inspection 2017

School Contact Details

Headteacher: Mrs R Thornton

Contact for enquiries: Mrs Jill Gilmour, 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.

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School News

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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