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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 will have either a guest speaker or attend an enrichment class as part of the Sixth Form curriculum. Students are also encouraged to take part in voluntary work in the community.  

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:

  • Art
  • Current affairs 
  • Community voluntary service
  • Eco
  • Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)*
  • Food Technology
  • Law Bar Mock Trial
  • Practical Life Skills
  • Sports Leaders

*There is an an entry requirement for this option


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 at local, regional and national level in both 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

  • Health and Wellbeing Group

  • Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

  • Subject Mentoring Scheme

  • Bar Mock Trial Competition

  • Magistrates’ Mock Trial Competition (mentoring)

  • Villiers Park programme

  • Nuffield Research placements

  • Senior choir

  • Senior orchestra

  • Foreign exchange programme

  • Charities Committee

  • Student Listeners

  • Student Council

  • Work experience placements