The first school in Upton was located in a small cottage on Greasby Road. this was replaced by a purpose built school in Rake Lane, this in turn was replaced by St Mary's School in Church Road. These schools were the predecessors of the present day Overchurch Infant and Junior Schools.

In 1863 the girls boarding school opened in Upton Hall, this is still operating, although it is no longer a boarding school. At the same time as the boarding school, a free school was opened on the same site, this became the present day St Joseph's Primary School.

Hayfield School is a special school for primary age pupils with moderate learning difficulties, located on Manor Drive.

There have been several other schools within the township which have now closed:

  • In 1891 there was a small private school operating in a house in Church Road called Hazeldene, it was run by two sisters who had moved to Upton from Liverpool, Mary and Frances Noakes. The school must have closed by 1902 as James Slingsby was living in Hazeldene in that year;
  • Round about 1936, Upton Modern School, in Grafton Drive, operated for a few years, this school used the new Montessori approach to education;
  • Kingsley Preparatory School started in a room in the Presbyterian Church Hall in 1915, it moved to its own building in Ford Road in 1957 and continued until a few years ago, although in its later days it became a nursery school;
  • Upton Manor was, from 1959 until 1984, the prep school for Upton Hall Convent; and
  • St Benedict's High School closed in 2002.

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