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Upton Cross Primary School

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Churston Avenue site:
Churston Avenue, Plaistow, London, E13 0RJ

Orwell Road site:
Kirton Road, Plaistow, London, E13 9BT

The school is at a very exciting time in its history as we are expanding from a 1.5 entry primary based on one site to a 5 form entry primary based over 2 sites. We firmly believe that children only get one chance at a quality education and are, therefore, a school that is committed to raising standards for children in all areas of school life.

‘An outstanding school where importance is placed on providing a caring, happy and supportive family atmosphere in which to develop’ (OfSTED, November 2008)

 Upton Cross Primary School is a highly successful school committed to raising standards of achievement.  As part of the school’s rapid expansion across two sites we are keen to extend our teaching and leadership team by appointing strong and creative teachers who can contribute to the school’s current successes as well as playing a central part in the next stage of our journey. 

 ‘Teaching is outstanding and brings out the very best in each pupil.  Teachers have high expectations and pupils rise to meet them.’ (OfSTED, June 2013)

 We already have:

• A focused, dynamic and hardworking staff.

• Children who are well behaved and enthusiastic about their learning.

• Reflective and creative teaching and learning.

• A supportive environment that promotes team work with staff, parents and Governors.

• A brand new and fully equipped building.

• An exemplary leadership development programme with guaranteed dedicated leadership time.

• A very strong working relationship with other schools in the Learning in Harmony Trust based across Newham & Southend.

Learning in Harmony Trust

We are part of a supportive, growing trust.

The Learning in Harmony Trust was formed in September 2014 by Sheringham Primary School and JFK Special School. In 2015, we were joined by two other Newham schools, Upton Cross Primary School and Hartley Primary School, and three further schools joined us in the first term of the 2016-17 school year - Blenheim Primary School and Greenways Primary School, all of which are located in Southend. Drew Primary School, also in Newham, joined us in January 2017. The latest school to join the trust is Temple Sutton Primary and Early Years School March 2018. We do expect to further increase our number of schools and expand our geographical range in the near future, but there is no intention to outgrow our capacity. We want to be big enough to sustainably do all the amazing things we want to do, but small enough to still know each other very well. For us, learning in harmony doesn't mean all schools have to be the same. We are bound together by our belief that by working in partnership as one organisation we can make a significant difference to the children and young people in our schools. We are proud to have both similarities and differences as schools, and see this diversity as a strength. Our shared values unite us.


With 8 schools situated in East London and in coastal Essex, staff working within our Trust have the opportunity to embrace a diverse range of experiences, from inner city multi-ethnic Newham down to Southend on Sea, only a 45 minute train journey away. Our range of schools provide a number of rich experiences for staff and students alike. With a number of good and outstanding Infant, Junior and Primary Schools, as well as a fantastic split-site Special School, our staff need look no further when it comes to career development.

Please click here to visit the Learning in Harmony Career Site

Perks and Benefits

Further Information

For further information on the Perks and Benefits of working with The Learning in Harmony Trust, please follow the links provided.

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What we can offer you

  • CPD Opportunities and supporting career development
  • Staff mentoring, coaching and social events
  • Excellent and supportive middle and senior leaders

Our Locations

Plaistow, London

Our Locations

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CB24 4RS