Upton Cross Primary School

Address Churston Avenue
Plaistow
London
E13 0RJ
Contact Info. T: 0208 552 1081
Type School
About Us

Upton Cross is a much larger than average 1.5 growing to 5 form entry Nursery and Primary school, organised across two sites situated in neighbouring wards of the London Borough of Newham. The majority of children come from a variety of housing situated in the local area; this includes privately owned houses, rented housing and temporary accommodation. Whilst the majority of our Reception children at our established site have come from our Nursery, our Reception intake on the new site has come from over 25 different Early Years settings with many having had no prior educational experience. 94.6% of our intake speak English as an additional language and are, therefore, from ethnic minority groups. There is also a marked difference in the number of languages represented within the cohort across our two sites, as our 122 children on the new site speak almost 30 languages including some complex mixes (e.g. Bengali Dutch) and our pupil stability at 81.3% although broadly in line with the national average is felt more acutely on our new site where families travel from across and beyond the local authority.