Welcome to Upton Hall School
Thank you for the interest you have shown in our remarkable school and this wonderful opportunity to be the Business Manager, the role is integral to the effective running of the school and is a valued member of the senior leadership team. I hope this website gives you an insight into our school and why we are justifiably proud of it, our students and staff.
Founded in 1849, we are one of four secondary schools under the trusteeship of the Faithful Companions of Jesus, a religious congregation whose foundress opened the first FCJ School in 1820, in Amiens, France. We are rightly proud of our heritage and the nature of the school ethos is explored in a booklet, ‘Vision and Values’, written by a group of staff from the FCJ schools in the UK and FCJ Sisters. In the foreword, Sister Margarita Byron, writes,
‘The FCJ tradition is rooted in Ignatian spirituality which follows the insights of St Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Jesuits. It is a long tradition, has flourished in many parts of the world and is well tested. From the time of Marie Madeleine d’Houet, the values taught by Jesus Christ – the invitation to personal excellence, the demands of justice, the call to companionship, the desire to impact our world for good – have been at the heart of FCJ school life. We embrace this tradition that God has entrusted to us, educators and students alike, with deep pride and gratitude and intend to carry it forward for God’s greater honour and glory.’
Over the years we have been dynamic in responding to changing times and in February 2012 we became a ‘convertor’ academy. Our commitment to being an outward looking international community led us to become a Language College and acquire International School status in recognition of the international dimension of the education we offer.
I am proud to be Chair of Governors and, like many of our Foundation Governors, proud to have had daughters at the school.
Mrs C Green