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Discovery Days and Enrichment

Our Discovery Days operate every Friday and give students the opportunity to try something new, to further explore an area of study that interests them, and generally find and fuel their passion for learning and discovery, wherever that passion may lie.


The Undershaw Diploma is a fully accredited AQA Qualification and something unique to Undershaw.  It offers something different from the traditional curriculum that the students work on at their own pace and offers another opportunity for them to put their Skills Builder skills into practice.

To read more about Undershaw’s Skills Builder Gold Award, our unique Discovery Days and the way we embed Employability Skills throughout school life, please click here.

For our latest Discovery Day Options Booklet please click here.

To read the Profile for Sailability, one of our long-standing enrichment partners, please click here.

Some of the activities on offer include:

  • John Muir Award (Forest School)

  • Animal Care at Staunton Farm

  • Sports Leaders

  • Arts Award Programme

  • Rotakids and Rotary ‘Interact’

  • Green Flag Award and Eco-Schools Committee

  • Student Journalism and the ‘Undershaw News’

  • Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme (Year 9+)

Enrichment Clubs

Enrichment Clubs are run each term and take place at lunchtimes.  Our students benefit from a wealth of experience (and good humour) from our talented staff.  Clubs often include activities such as baking, IT and programming, creative writing, music, art and drama, among others.  The options change regularly to ensure each student is able to find their passion, have fun and try something different.

Enrichment Timetable
Parent Testimonials

I absolutely have my trust in the leadership team, the wonderful staff and the vision for the school going forward.

Current parent

The emotional support and advice has been wonderful

Year 4 parent

I’m thrilled both my children get to reap the benefits of such a high quality education

Year 4 parent

She’s made friends and really looks forward to coming to school.

Post 16 parent

Our daughter commented to me after her first day that the difference in atmosphere was enormous.

Post 16 parent

Whilst supporting the students with such a fantastic provision, we have certainly felt encouraged as parents too

Year 4 parent

J has felt able to put her trust in the school from her very first day.

Post 16 parent

At all times our family felt supported.

Post 16 parent

E has many years ahead of him at Undershaw and I am excited about the opportunities he is going to get.

Year 4 parent

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Undershaw is an inclusive community which is based on mutual respect.  Everyone is valued and their uniqueness celebrated.

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Undershaw is a caring and considerate school. We look after each other wholeheartedly, fostering meaningful and compassionate relationships.

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Undershaw is a safe space for all, where we can take risks. We support each other to keep going and believe in ourselves when we try new things.

Read about our Curriculum