Upottery Primary School

About 125 years ago, Lord Sidmouth built Upottery School, providing free education for the village children. The distinctive building, with its single high-vaulted schoolroom and the adjacent Victorian schoolhouse, is very much a feature of the village landscape still.

Early Picture of Upottery School

Early Picture of Upottery School

It was built in the centre of the village for the local community and is surrounded by beautiful countryside, in the heart of the Blackdown Hills. The listed original Victorian building has been improved and extended to meet the needs of a modern curriculum, but the school retains much of its close family atmosphere.

Picture of the Upottery Primary School Class of 1928

Class of 1928

The football boots in 1933 look more like a challenge than an advantage and more than one of the boys in the picture looks like they are fully armed with a catapult in their back pocket! In 2011, they would be well in to their 80’s – time to own up lads!

Picture of the 1933 Upottery School Football Team

The 1933 Upottery School Football Squad

We’d like to know more about this school and would love to know who these pupils are. Can you help us?


  1. Sandra Barrett (nee Doble) says

    Ref. Upottery Football Team
    My father would have been 10 yrs old and one of the players certainly looks like him but the photo details are too small to be sure. His name was Maurice Doble but has now sadly died. Is there a chance that the photo could be enlarged.
    Thank you
    Sandra Barrett

  2. Margaret Whelband says

    Are there any register books at the school, I am looking for my ancesters who would have been at the school between 1891 and 1898 names Albert Edward Thomas Fletcher and his sisters Amy and Ida. This will confirm that my ancester was resident in Uppottery when he died young.


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