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Headteacher's Welcome

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Upton-by-Chester High School website. 

Upton-by-Chester High is a thriving, vibrant school with a proud record of academic excellence and success. Combined with our exceptional extra-curricular opportunities, we inspire our learners to flourish, no matter what their strengths and aptitudes. We are fully inclusive and open to young people of all abilities.

At Upton there is an outstanding team of teaching and support staff, able to encourage and foster a love of learning in our learners and a curiosity about the world. We want the best for your child.  This means the fulfilment of his or her academic potential and the development of an individual able to play his or her part in society.  This is achieved by a balance of challenge and support for each individual learner.  This we will do in a strong partnership with parents/carers.

Our school motto is 'Learning to Shape the Future'.  This really does capture what is at the heart of the school.  We undertake that every learner - whatever their previous attainment - will gain the life-long enrichment and learning from the time they spend with us at Upton.  Our approach is to provide the opportunities that will capture the imagination of our learners and allow them to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding to be successful academically and socially.  We will provide traditional academic subjects and vocational opportunities so we can support the learning needs of all our young people.  

Academic performance in the school is very strong.  The school has received exceptional results over recent years that have allowed learners to realise their dreams as they have moved forward on their own learning journey.  

Upton-by-Chester High School also has an 'Outstanding' Sixth Form.  As one of the largest and most successful Sixth Forms in Chester, we are able to offer an extensive range of courses and opportunities, and, as well as attracting many students from other local schools, most Upton students stay at the school for seven years to complete their education.

I am committed, as the Headteacher of the school, to ensure that Upton continues with all that is positive about the school whilst ensuring that we are always looking at new ways to maximise the experiences for and potential of our wonderful learners.  

Our website, along with our Prospectus, will give you just a flavour of what our school is about. I would encourage you to view our "Virtual Open Evening" or to book an appointment with myself or one of my Senior Leadership Team as we would be delighted and proud to show you around our exceptional school.

I look forward to meeting you.

Mr Lee Cummins