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  • Library news

    Published on Friday 14th September 2018

    A number of children have completed the Summer Reading Challenge run by The Reading Agency and local libraries.  But there is still time (until 22nd September) for others to finish reading their 6 books and get awarded a certificate and medal.  Duston, St James, Hunsbury, Weston Favell and the library in the town centre are the nearest libraries to Upton Meadows and will all be glad to encourage young readers to enjoy reading in this way.


    To further encourage reading among our children, we are continuing our links with The Book People.  If you use the code on the library page of our school website ( when buying books, we shall receive a percentage of the sale price and gain vital funding for the library.


    In addition, any voluntary donations received on Thursday 13th September (when we mark Roald Dahl day by dressing up as one of his book characters) will be added to library funds for the purchase of new books.


    And to close our first week back, Friday 14th September is International Dot Day with creative activities in the reading shed.  The inspiration behind this being an international bestseller called 'The Dot' by Peter H. Reynolds.  Take a look at  The children are making their mark at break and lunchtime, creating an all-together picture. More to follow on @uptonlibrary.

  • Reading mornings

    Published on Tuesday 17th April 2018

    Reading mornings every Wednesday 8.55-9.25am. Join us to enjoy a story and some refreshments. You can now also browse the best brand new books to purchase and support the school in the process. Please speak to Mrs Rew. We hope you can join us. 

  • Anti-bullying week

    Published on Monday 6th November 2017

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  • Inclusion Sports Day

    Published on Wednesday 19th July 2017

    Mrs York and some children visited Campion on Tuesday 18th July to participate in an Inclusive sports day. The children got to take part in fencing, wheelchair basketball, sitting down volleyball, hockey and boccia. They had lots of fun. Rhys and Melissa were given an award for their sportsmanship. Well done guys. 

  • New News Story

    Published on Monday 22nd May 2017

    The local radio station visited us last week to find out about reading at our school and our courtyard projects which started last Friday. Listen to the clip below. 

  • Foxfields naming ceremony.

    Published on Friday 24th March 2017

    School council had the honour of being asked to name the new building on Upton. The soon to be finished development will feature shops, a hairdressers and bistro as well as around 70 care at home flats. The children were invited to view the new development and officially name it along with representatives from the developer and local councillors. They had a great time and received lots of goodies to take home. We will be wokring more with the developers who will run some workshops in school to teach children about careers in the industry. 

  • Science week.

    Published on Monday 20th March 2017

    This week is also British Science week. We welcome Atomic Tom and his exciting workshops back to school. Keep an eye on Twitter to see what exciting things we get up to. 

  • Shakespeare week.

    Published on Monday 20th March 2017

    This week we are celebrating Shakespeare week in style. All year groups will be working on a chosen Shakespeare play throughout the week culminating in a super showdown where classes will share and perform to each other on Friday afternoon. Keep an eye on our Twitter pages for all the latest info. 

  • Safer Internet Day

    Published on Wednesday 1st February 2017

    It is Safer Internet Day on Tuesday 7th Feburary. 

    We will be running a range of activites where children can collect stickers on their special collectors card. Anyone who completes their card will get a pokemon badge and be entered into a prize draw to win a Coding book. 

    We are also running a poster competition with a winner chosen from each year group. 

    We will be running 3 parent workshops throughout the day - 9am, 2.30pm and 5pm. We would encourage all parents to come along to the short presentation with the opportunity to take away lots of usedul information. Refreshments will be available and children welcome. 

    Please note to earn their 6th sticker to get their pokemon badge children's parent's must attend one of the workshops. 

  • School Lunches

    Published on Tuesday 10th January 2017

    Our hot meal providers have introduced a new menu for the Spring Term. 


    As part of our Healthier Child Project Action Plan we now need to address packed lunches. In November, Paul Evans (healthy School Advisor) did an audit of our school lunches and found that some lunchboxes contained a high sugar content. Please see the attached packed lunch guidance for advice. 


    Drinks also need to comply to standards set out in the 'Schools Food Plan'. Fresh drinking water will be provided at all times in the lunch hall. The only drinks permitted are plain water (still or carbonated), fruit or vegetable juice (max 150ml), plain soya, rice or oat based drinks enriched with calcium, combinations of fruit or vegetable juice with plain water (still or carbonated), fruit or vegetable drinks must be at least 45% fruit or vegetable. 

    The government guidelines are to help reduce salt, saturated fat and sugar in children's diets. The School Food Standards are displayed in the school entrance area and in the hall. 

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