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March 19, 2024 in General news, Our people, Student life, Trips

Undershaw girls make their mark on the football pitch

Girls in Key Stage 3 and 4 have been leaving their mark on football at an inclusive tournament hosted by Fulham Football Club. This is part of the Surrey Inclusive…
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January 16, 2024 in General news, Our people, Student life

Undershaw receives Eco-schools’ prestigious Green Flag Award

We all care about the environment and like to think we ‘do our bit’, but what if we feel that our bit isn’t quite enough?  What if we could also…
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January 9, 2024 in Events, Our people, Student life

Essential Life Skills on display at our Christmas Fayre

The Mayor of Haslemere opens the Undershaw Christmas Fayre and receives his own Skills Award from one of the avid student Skills Spotters! Mayor Jerome Davidson was awarded his ‘Speaking’…
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Well-Being and Pastoral Care

Well-being is important to all of us at Undershaw: our students, our staff, and our families.

Well-being is more than happiness: it is the resilience and fortitude to take control of our own emotional welfare and seek help if we need it. It is engaging positively with those around us. It is receiving the recognition and reward for a job well done. It is feeling significant and impactful in our environment.

We teach and model these skills to our students through many avenues of discovery, and we hope that our culture and environment mean we can foster a sense of well-being for our families too.

We recruit the very best staff, experienced and specialists in their fields. Their well-being is vital to the health of our school too. We have a friendly and conciliatory environment where a smile goes a long way, and our Senior Leadership Team, Faculty Heads and Pastoral Leads all have a role as champions of a culture where diversity and inclusivity are held in high regard.

Whilst supporting the students with such a fantastic provision, we have certainly felt encouraged as parents too – the emotional support and advice has been wonderful, and I’m thrilled both my children get to reap the benefits of such a high quality education..


Undershaw Parent

Mental Health


We know that mental health is as vital to our well-being as our physical health. At Undershaw we have a robust network of mental health professionals threaded throughout our classroom teams, our therapists, and our senior leadership team.

Our Assistant Headteacher, Safeguarding and Health, is our Senior Mental Health Lead.  She leads on the promotion of good physical well-being and mental health across the school, supported by the Pastoral team, family liaison team, and our two psychotherapists.

Our team of Psychotherapists is vital to the welfare of our school community, and they work tirelessly to ensure our Mental Health strategy is purposeful and endemic in all aspects of school life.

I have enjoyed being able to talk freely about my feelings. I find therapy helpful to understand why I am feeling a certain way. Therapy is good because I get to get everything off my chest and feel better.

Undershaw Student

This year Undershaw has chosen to work towards being accredited with the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools Award. The Carnegie School of Education based at Leeds Beckett University and Minds Ahead CIC have developed the School Mental Health Award to give schools and academies a framework for whole school mental health development. By embracing the ideals of the award, we are demonstrating a deep commitment to working towards excellent practice as we place the mental health and wellbeing of our pupils, families and staff at the core of our school, alongside our commitment to having a rich whole school culture where all members of our school community can thrive.

I am really enjoying my placement here at Undershaw.  I find the whole school environment relaxing and there is so much support felt between the therapeutic and academic departments.  Everyone is really working together to ensure that the students are getting the best support and I am thrilled to be able to have this placement opportunity with such an inspiring group of therapists.


Student Placement, Therapy


We are committed to maximising the potential of all students.

There is a clear link between good attendance and educational achievement. We strive to achieve outstanding attendance.

This is to ensure students thrive and have access to a wide range of opportunities throughout their time at school.

Attendance Guidance

Student Absence

If your child is absent due to illness, please call us or email absences@undershaw.education

If your child is going to be absent due to an appointment, please email absences@undershaw.education attaching proof of the appointment.

If your child is going to be absent for any other reason, please complete a Request Form for ‘Time off in Exceptional Circumstances’.  The form can be found on page 10 of our Attendance Policy here.  Once complete, please email this form to absences@undershaw.education.

I support children to find their own voice. By empowering children my work enables them to develop an expanded sense of confidence, resilience and understanding so that they are better able to manage emotional and behavioural challenges.


Undershaw therapist
What they're saying

‘Undershaw is a shining example of best practice in skills education. Congratulations to all involved'

Sophie DeavilleSenior Education Associate, Skills Builder Partnership

A strong focus on developing key life and employability skills in the sixth form ensures that pupils are well prepared personally, as well as academically, for the next stages of education or employment.

OFSTED ReportFeb 2022

The Undershaw students are just so lovely and friendly. I’m impressed how hard working and mature they are.

SarahCafé Manager, Haslewey Community Centre

It was a delight to meet your students: full of questions and curiosity. It’s clearly a lovely school.

Kate Perry, BBC Journalistand Undershaw Careers Week Speaker

The staff at Undershaw have created a lifelong strategy for students, ensuring that they have the essential skills needed to succeed.

Sophie DeavilleSenior Education Associate, Skills Builder Partnership

Thanks for the confidence in me.

Undershaw Alumnus

Honestly the change in him has been amazing. We feel very fortunate to have got into Undershaw. Such a great school with fantastic staff & teachers.

Undershaw Parent

The school has been amazing and has transformed my son in so many ways into the happy and confident 16yr old he is today.

Undershaw Parent

Eliminating the impossible


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

Read about Employability


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

Read about Therapy


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