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Head’s Welcome

We are united in our vision to develop, deliver and drive an education for a lifetime.

Emma WestActing Headteacher and Director of Education Summer 2021

Welcome to our website and thank you for your interest In Undershaw. I feel privileged to lead this school and am passionate about delivering a leading education to our children. Our school is vibrant, dynamic, friendly and a ‘home from home’. We are also blessed with an idyllic campus and beautiful surroundings. I am confident that each child who comes to Undershaw has the space to find their centre, their drive, and their passion – they are free to be.

 

When I say I am privileged to lead this school, Undershaw really is very special place. It is the meeting of specialisms where each child’s wellbeing is key, each member of staff is valued, and the interplay between the pillars of our offer is channelled to create the very best bespoke education for each student. It is the epitome of what education should be.

We are united in our vision to develop, deliver and drive an education for a lifetime. School life at Undershaw prepares children for their future as independent adults, engaging actively in their community, striving for social change and a thirst for learning in all its guises.

Undershaw’s purpose is unique. We provide a nurturing but ambitious education for those with SEND who might not thrive in a mainstream setting but who equally would not be well-suited to attending a special needs school. Undershaw offers an alternative which sits just between the two. It is a specialist environment of 95 students where individual needs are met through a personalised, innovative, and integrated approach. We have a flexible curriculum, bespoke qualification pathways, SEND ethos, individual pastoral care, and integrated therapeutic support.

I am delighted to welcome you to our website. Please contact us directly to arrange a visit and I look forward to welcoming you to Undershaw soon.

Emma West
Acting Headteacher and Director of Education
Summer 2021

Testimonials

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

Post 16 parent

At all times our family felt supported.

Post 16 parent

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

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

The world is kind, because I have now found a better school.

Elliott

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

Year 4 parent

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

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

Post 16 parent

Eliminating the impossible