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Vision, Values
and Culture

To be an inclusive school where the best interests of the child are at the heart of everything that we do.

A school where we empower students to aspire and achieve.

A caring and safe environment which allows students to thrive and flourish, and prepares them to be socially and economically engaged in the future.


Our strong culture is underpinned by our Undershaw Tenets which guide everything we do. These steer our thinking, guide our behaviour and ensure we fulfil our ambition and commitment to being a leading SEN provision.

We Believe

We believe that young people with SEND should realise the aspirations they deserve as they grow into themselves, their futures, and take up their places in the workplace and the wider world.

Read about our SEND ethos

We Unite

School and home work in proactive partnerships centred around each child. As a school we will also use our position to build partnerships and grow awareness of inclusivity of opportunity for those with SEND.

Read about our Strategic Partnerships

We Empower

Specialist teams will empower each child to grow in self-awareness, self-esteem, and independence as they engage with each other, their learning and their community.

Read about our Vision

We Engage

We will celebrate individual growth and offer a flexible, multi-disciplinary curriculum model which is bespoke to each learner.

Read about our inspiring Curriculum

We Explore

We will offer a broad range of subjects and experiences which extend beyond the classroom and school gates, in a flexible timetable that allows for both depth of discovery and for each young person to learn in their own way and at their own pace.

Read about our integrated Therapy

We Inspire

We will work to provide the right opportunities for each learner to develop the skills they need to gain competitive, integrated employment. We will provide a whole school targeted programme of employability coaching, layered skills and work placement.

Read about our Employability and Life Skills

We Connect

We work across specialist sites and connect with other schools and partners, locally and nationally.

Read about our community and business links

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.


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