If you are thinking of joining our school, we encourage you to visit us and meet our dedicated team. Please contact the school office for a tour and meeting with the Headteacher. Please see the Admissions page for details concerning how to apply for a place at Southborough.
Southborough Church of England Primary School is an expanding three form entry primary school which includes an Early Years Department, a Lower School and an Upper School on one site with one Headteacher. We have the luxury of separate and specially designed play areas and superb grounds. Our dedicated and enthusiastic team of staff are committed to encouraging all our pupils to achieve to the best of their ability. We are a large and expanding school but we try to ensure all children benefit from the positives of a smaller school, such as being treated as individuals and part of a close family, whilst drawing on the benefits of a wide range of staff expertise and enhanced resources that a bigger school facilitates.
If you are successful in your application and your child starts at Southborough, it is very important to us that, as early as possible in your child’s education, strong links are forged between home and school. You are your children's very first teacher and we want to learn from you about your child. Before they start school, consultations and a home visit will be offered where Reception staff will find out about your child so they can start to plan around their interests and strengths. Taster sessions and a staggered start to school ensure our children are happy and thrive in their new environment. We encourage you to bring your child into the Reception class everyday to discover what they are learning so you can then build conversations around this at home.
We feel that on-going constructive contact and co-operation between parents and teachers throughout your child's time with us is vital to ensure their progress and success in all aspects of learning. Parent evenings are held twice a year when you are invited to come into the school to look at your child’s work and discuss their progress with their Class Teacher. At other times the staff are available to talk to you at the end of the school day or if a longer discussion is needed, at a mutually convenient time, appointments can be made via the school secretaries.
We hope these arrangements, together with additional opportunities to attend meetings to discuss areas of curriculum, ‘meet the teacher’ at the beginning of each new academic year and ‘moving up’ meetings, will ensure that you are kept informed and involved in what happens to your child in school and gives us the opportunity to get to know you better.
You are encouraged to become involved in life and learning at Southborough and support us in any way you can from becoming a parent volunteer to being part of the PTA and raising funds to further enhance our provision.
A weekly newsletter is produced to give you information about activities that have taken place across the school that week, reminders and news about future events. These newsletters and other notices are sent via ParentMail, information on which is included in our admission pack, it is therefore important that the school holds your current e-mail address.
Southborough school has a very strong parent community and our children benefit hugely from close partnership with you. We look forward to you joining our happy and successful school.