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The School Day

The Undershaw School Day is one of the ways we tailor our provision to suit our students. We want to ensure they are getting the very best from their education and are able to embark upon their study in a calm and happy manner. We actively seek out opportunities to minimise transition so we are not rushing through our day. Our logistics are carefully planned and we work tirelessly to evoke a culture of calm for our students and staff at every opportunity.

 

Undershaw lesson blocks are longer than they are at other schools for a number of reasons. We believe our learners gain a more immersive experience and can enjoy a deeper level of understanding when staff can guide them through the theoretical and practical aspects in a less time-pressured and more flexible manner.

08:15 – Breakfast Club
08:30 – Drop Off from this time onwards
08:45 – Form rooms open
09:00 – Form Time and Registration
09:15 – 09:20 – Transition to Lesson 1
09:20 – 10:40 – Lesson 1
10:40 – 11:00 – Break
11:00 – 12:20 – Lesson 2
12:20 – 13:00 – Lunchtime
13:00 – 13:15 – Form Time and DEAR (‘Drop Everything And Read’)
13:15 – 13:20 – Transition to Lesson 3
13:20 – 14:40 – Lesson 3
14:40 – 14:50 – End of Day Form Time
14:50 – 15:05 – Departures
15:00 – 16:00 – Homework Club

 

 

The School Week

In addition to our innovative school day structure, we also format our weeks differently. This means we can incorporate the very best of the array of learning environments we have available to us. Firstly we have our idyllic campus with a plethora of specialist areas, our Arts and Media Centre, hydrotherapy pool and Forest School, to name a few. We also have a wealth of opportunities offsite and we take delight in immersing ourselves in our Discovery Days every Friday.

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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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