The Early Years setting at UPAK is rated as GOOD by Ofsted. 

Additionally, a unique pathway is available from pre-school right through to secondary education at University Academy Kidsgrove and beyond to University.


We offer a pre-school setting for children aged 2 years which includes 15 hours of FREE care where we provide the highest quality of education in a warm, nurturing and friendly environment. Once your child reaches the age of 3 an additional 15 hours of FREE care is available. Sessions take place each morning from 9:00am to 11:45am.

"The early years provision is good. All groups of children make good progress in a stimulating and caring environment." - Ofsted 2015


All children from 3-4 years of age receive 30 hours FREE education, regardless of criteria, which can be used flexibly throughout the week and additional care can be provided for £4.00 per hour.

"The academy’s work with disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is good. These pupils are well supported and make good progress." - Ofsted 2015

RECEPTION - There are still limited places available!

University Primary Academy Kidsgrove delivers the very best education possible in a caring and family-oriented community. We focus on the highest quality of teaching and learning across the curriculum with a central importance of literacy and numeracy.

Extended hours of care are available for all children aged from 3 to 11 years old from 8:00am to 5:00pm in the form of breakfast and after school clubs while we also provide unique holiday care facilities.

"The academy successfully promotes pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development." - Ofsted 2015

We invite you to visit our school to meet our staff, tour the building, ask questions and see our inspiring learning environment in action. 

* Some criteria may apply. Please contact the school for more information.