Primary School Headteacher
Upshire Primary Foundation School, WALTHAM ABBEY, Essex, EN9 3PX
This job expired on 31 October 2022 – see similar jobs
Earliest start date
1 January 2023
Latest start date
1 September 2023
31 October 2022 at 12pm (midday)
29 September 2022
About Upshire Primary Foundation School
- School type
- Local authority maintained school, ages 4 to 11
- Education phase
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- School size
- 227 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 4 to 11
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There has been a school in Upshire since 1874. It was then housed in a building on the Warlies Estate. The present school has been on this site since 1939. The buildings have been extended and altered during this time. A major refurbishment was carried out during 1989/90 with redecoration and upgrading of many facilities.
Upshire Primary Foundation School is a co-educational primary school for children aged four years to eleven years of age. The standard number for admittance during the academic year is 30, although in September 2017 we accommodated an additional class of 30 Reception children. We currently have 230 children on roll, although this number does fluctuate. There is also a Pre-school on the site which admits children part time from the age of 2 and offers morning and afternoon sessions.
A particularly beautiful feature of the building is the lovely abstract stained-glass window, which overlooks the main staircase. This was designed by a local Essex artist whilst working with a group of children from Upshire Primary Foundation School. It represents the forest, its leafy glades and the birdsong, which permeates the trees.
The school has its own spacious playing field, two tarmac playgrounds, an adventure trail, outside classroom, wildlife areas and attractive grounds. The school building has a rural aspect overlooking fields where horses frequently graze.
The town of Waltham Abbey with its beautiful Abbey Church and wealth of historic fact and legend is just a mile away and is used as an educational resource by the children. The forest is also very accessible and can be used as a source of study and interest. The Lea Valley Park with its waterways and neighbouring farmlands is also nearby.
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