Upper schools tend to be schools within secondary education. Outside England, the term normally refers to a section of a larger school. There is some variation in the use of the term in England.
State-maintained schools 
Upper schools are a type of secondary school found in a minority of English local education authorities. Whilst most areas in England use a two-tier educational system – primary (ages 5–11) and secondary (ages 11–16 or 11–18 if they operate a sixth form) – counties such as Suffolk, Bedfordshire and Northumberland use a three-tier system of lower (ages 5–9), middle (ages 9–13), and Upper schools (ages 13–16 or 18 if there is a sixth form). The introduction of such systems began in West Yorkshire in the 1963, but has gradually been withdrawn in most areas since the introduction of the National Curriculum. This is because of the nature of the curriculum, which is divided into Key Stages which do not fully align with the three-tier system. In some areas where this type of school is in use, they are known as high schools.
In Buckinghamshire, which retains the eleven plus, the term is used for secondary schools which admit applicants without reference to the test (elsewhere called secondary modern schools).
Independent schools 
Some independent schools use the term upper school to describe departments of a larger school, which may also include preparatory or junior departments. It is not particularly widely used, and there is little consistency in the way in which the term is applied to refer to year groups.
United States 
Many independent and even some parochial schools in the United States also tend to favor the term "upper school" to designate grades 9–12. Schools favoring this terminology may use "middle school" for grades 6/7–8/9, "lower school" for grades 1–5, and "early childhood" (education) for pre-K through Kindergarten.
Sullivan Upper School - Class of 2013
Sullivan Upper School - Class of 2013, Yearbook DVD.
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Redborne Upper School - leavers video 2011
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Over 4 hours of performances, condensed into 15 minutes. Clips from all the performers at the Sandy Upper School Festival 2012.
Fri, 17 May 2013 19:25:17 -0700
Officials at the private school say the 75,000-square-foot facility will replace the current Upper School, which was constructed in 1961. The new Arthur M. Blank Family Upper School will nearly double the space of the current Upper School and will ...
Wed, 15 May 2013 02:51:57 -0700
Designed by Pace Academy alumnus Sandy Cooper of Collins Cooper Carusi Architects, The Arthur M. Blank Family Upper School will nearly double the space of the current Upper School and will include the three-story Woodruff Library–a gift of Jane ...
Thu, 09 May 2013 09:54:43 -0700
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) - We talk a lot about education and learning on The Hampton Roads Show and today, Chris Reckling heads out to Chesapeake Bay Academy's Upper School to show us how their programs are designed to help students succeed ...
Wed, 01 May 2013 13:44:30 -0700
Severn, MD–April 2013— Annapolis Area Christian School welcomes new Upper School Principal Robert J. McCollum. “Bob is a highly sought-after Christian leader, who chose AACS from among many offers,” said AACS Superintendent Rick Kempton.
Wed, 01 May 2013 13:44:30 -0700
Welcome new Annapolis Area Christian Upper School Principal Robert J. McCollum. Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2013 7:09 am. Rules of Conduct. 1 Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. 2 Don't Threaten or ...
Thu, 25 Apr 2013 07:30:40 -0700
That's what Columbus Academy director Susan Neal said audiences might take away from the Upper School's presentation of Into the Woods at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 26 and 27, at the school, 4300 Cherry Bottom Road. "I chose the play ...
Mon, 20 May 2013 12:52:54 -0700
Cellist Elena Ariza, 14, attends Menlo Upper School and performed as a soloist at the Family Concert of the Palo Alto Philharmonic Orchestra Prokofiev: Sinfonia Concertante, Op. 125, 2nd movement. Photo courtesy of Palo Alto Philharmonic. Loading.
Wed, 22 May 2013 13:56:29 -0700
When a student enters the fourth grade, he chooses to continue with the study of French or switch to the study of Spanish. This continues through Middle School and Upper School. Students in the Upper School also have the option to study Latin as an ...
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