About Southill Primary School

About Us

We are a one form entry primary school with places for 218 pupils aged between four and eleven years, with an extremely dedicated and enthusiastic teaching and support staff. We pride ourselves in providing a caring friendly environment where it is possible to know all our children and their families. We aim to give the highest priority to academic excellence through a broad, balanced and exciting curriculum where every child has the opportunity to achieve their potential. At Southill you will find children who are interested, keen to learn and confident. They are well mannered, polite, friendly and they support each other in work and play.

We are very proud of our school and look forward to working in the partnership with you to ensure your child has the best possible start in life.

We have been judged as ‘outstanding’ twice by Ofsted. Come and visit us to see why!

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Aims

At whatever age a child is admitted to the school, we aim first of all to provide a caring and happy environment where confidence and self esteem can flourish. Key skills are taught in ways that seek to enthuse and engage children in their learning. As the children progress through the school, their experience in all aspects of the curriculum helps towards preparing them for the secondary phase of education and most importantly, for life as a good citizen. Manners, politeness and respect are actively promoted and encouraged.

Ofsted 2009 

… Parents rightly praise its caring, family atmosphere and recognise its success in promoting pupils’ personal and academic achievement.

Ofsted 2006 

… Provides an outstanding education for its pupils… Pupils enjoy school greatly and they work hard: Achievement is outstanding and standards are high…

 

 

Our Learning Environment

At Southill we are very proud of our school site and the opportunities it provides for our children.

Within the grounds are two large hard areas, two large playing fields, a pond study area, an outdoor classroom, a stage, a woodland classroom, trim trails, a vegetable garden, bike and scooter shelters.

 

Our Building

Southill School was opened in October 1973. It was designed as three units and a reception classroom opening on to a central hall. Each unit has two traditional teaching areas. Between the teaching areas is a “practical” area where children from both classes can paint, design, make models, do woodwork, clay work, needlework, make music and listen to stories, according to the timetable rota. Each classroom also has its own entrance, toilets and coat trolleys. The Reception Class has its own self-contained classroom.