Extended Learning

“The Extended Learning programme really motivates students by showing them the endless opportunities available to them in their future.” Parent

Our aim is that students leave the Ursuline as young women who have the confidence, skills, attitude and knowledge for success. Learning from female role models, including our amazing alumnae and professionals from all walks of life, develops students’ skills for employment and raises their aspirations. Our recent conferences have included: “Climate Crisis: Time to Act” and “The Rise of Populism in a Globalised World”. In July 2020 we ran our first digital conference with Year 12 societies providing a session on topic from Music to Medicine.”

 Extended Learning is achieved by providing opportunities and enrichment across the curriculum and year groups through a range of strategies from conferences in school, corporate visits, speakers and our SERVIAM and careers programmes. Students also hugely benefit from the Ursuline’s extensive partnerships with organisations such as the Women of Achievement Ambassadors Programme, Covent Garden London, Wimbledon Bookfest and TEAM (Global).

Across this programme, students engage with professionals from diverse organisations including; lawyers, doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, scientists, women from business, engineers and journalists from TV and print media. They have benefited from visits to or projects with; Lloyds Bank, Accenture and BHP.

Our Past Conferences

Corporate Visits and Extended Projects

Careers Networking, Panels And Seminars

Across this programme, students engage with professionals from diverse organisations; lawyers, doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, scientists, women from business and banking, engineers, journalists from TV and print media and many more.

We welcome Alumnae  and as many business volunteers as possible to support student learning and talk at these events. Please get in touch if you are able to help.

For any further inquires please contact

Director of Extended Learning 

Ms Polly Harrison 

0203 908 3177
lisa.thefaut@ursulinehigh.merton.sch.uk