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Inspiring Young People


Upton Hall offers a rich diet of extra-curricular activities designed to suit a whole range of interests.  On alternate weeks students attend an enrichment class as part of the Sixth Form curriculum. Students are also encouraged to take part in voluntary work in the community.  We also welcome guest speakers from a range of backgrounds, as well as having a weekly industry/career speaker programme.

Please click on the image below to view our Sixth Form Enrichment virtual document:

Enrichment Speakers

Here is a sample of recent guest speakers:

Top (L-R): Professor Tom Cannon (Professor Emeritus of Strategic Development at the University of Liverpool Management School), Dame Lorna Muirhead DBE (Lord-Lieutenant of Merseyside) Luciana Berger (MP) and Kate Eugeni (Head of Young Chamber, Enterprise & Education at the Wirral Chamber of Commerce)

Bottom (L-R): Sir Mark Hedley (High Court Judge), Dame Susan Ion (Nuclear Engineering Expert) , Stephanie Hodson (Local Business Owner and Former Student) and Lucy Watson (ITV Correspondent for China and Former Student)

Enrichment Classes

We offer fortnightly enrichment classes in the following subjects:

  • Current affairs 
  • Sign language 
  • First Aid
  • Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)*
  • Cookery
  • Law Bar Mock Trial Competition
  • Practical Life Skills
  • Sports Leaders Award*

*The are qualifications, which carry UCAS points.


Our students have also been highly successful in public speaking competitions likSixth Form Chiore the Young Enterprise competition, the National Bar Mock Trial Competition and the Historical Association’s ‘Great Debate’ competition.  Our students are equally successful in sport and Art competitions, like the Unilever Art Competition, as well as all types of musical and dramatic activities.  Wherever the possibility exists to extend students’ experiences, staff are enthusiastic in opening new doors for them.

Examples of our extra-curricular activities include:

  • Ada Lovelace (Oxbridge) Programme

  • Reading rangers

  • Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

  • Subject Mentoring 

  • Bar Mock Trial Competition

  • Magistrates’ Mock Trial Competition (mentoring)

  • Senior prefecting

  • 'Institute of Chartered Engineers' competitions

  • Nuffield Research placements

  • Senior orchestra/choir        Chamber choir

  • Foreign exchange programme

  • House leadership

  • Uptonologists/ChemSoc/   PhysSoc

  • Student Council

  • Work experience placements