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Upton Hall School

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.

Enrichment Speakers

Here are a sample of our 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)

Please click here to visit our News section for details of the talks that have been given.

Enrichment Classes

We offer fortnightly enrichment classes in the following subjects:

  • Art
  • Beginners French
  • Beginners Spanish
  • Current affairs 
  • Community voluntary service
  • Creative Writing
  • Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)*
  • Food Technology
  • Law Bar Mock Trial

*There is an an entry requirement for this option

Voluntary/Community Placements

We have close links with our community and our students are given the opportunity to have a voluntary placement at:

Edel Quinn House

Students who have a genuine interest in helping older people in the community gain the opportunity to volunteer in the safe, supervised communal facilities at the Edel Quinn sheltered housing association which is located round the corner from school.  Students interact with residents and socialise with them.  This is good experience for students who want to pursue careers in social care, healthcare/medicine roles or anyone who would like to ‘give something back’ to the local community in Upton.

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:

  • Debating Club

  • Health and Wellbeing Group

  • Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

  • Subject Mentor 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