Southborough Church of England Primary School

Southborough Church of England Primary School

Our School Community

As a school we are part of many communities, reaching out into Southborough and beyond to the wider world. We feel that it is important for all of our children to acknowledge the part that they can play in the lives of others. 

PTA Events

There are many events over the school year, which are organised and run by our successful PTA. Community events, which are open to all members of the local community, include:

Fireworks, Christmas Fair and Summer Fair.

We also have successful fundraising events run within the PTA school community including:

Discos, Christmas parties, Film nights, Bingo, Quiz and family fun nights.

Being Healthy and Staying Safe

Life Education Bus: The bus visits with specialist teachers in Term 1 to deliver workshops which range from understanding the human body to introducing drug and alcohol safety awareness to children in Upper Key Stage 2. The Life Bus is sponsored by Rotary.

Fire Safety: Our local Fire Safety Officer visits every year to talk to the children about how to respond if they find a fire and how to prevent fires.

Road Safety: Presentations and workshops are held for all children to ensure they understand how to stay safe and to reinforce key messages such as the 'Green Cross Code'.

School Nurse: Height and weight checks are carried out in Reception and Year 6, in addition children in Reception also have a sight and hearing test. The School Nurse has regular drop in sessions at the Sure Start Family Centre and can be contacted via Mrs Brewin through the Main Office.

St. John's Swimming Pool: Each week, three KS2 classes walk to St. John's Swimming Pool for their swimming lessons. These lessons are taught by swimming instructors from St. Johns or our own school staff who are certified to teach swimming. 

Local Events

Easter Parade: A highlight of the year where Infant children proudly parade the Southborough streets in their fabulous bonnets.

Choir: The choir regularly perform in concerts and to parents and the school community. They are currently preparing for the 2024 Young Voices concert at the O2 in London. 

Community Lantern Making: Always a popular crafting event held on a Saturday in January/February where all are invited to make a lantern for the winter parade in Tunbridge Wells. 

Trips and Visits

We are fortunate to receive support from parents both financially and giving up their time to accompany children on school trips, these include: visiting Kent Life, Horton Kirby Outdoor Centre, local museums, The Ashdown Forest, PGL centres and France to name but a few.

Links with other schools

St. Gregory's, Tonbridge Grammar School, Skinners Kent Academy & Tunbridge Wells Boys Grammar Schools: our strong links with these secondary schools bring many benefits and extra experiences for our pupils. We enjoy taster days and curriculum enrichment days, for example, reading with Sixth Form mentors, participating in maths problem solving sessions and the extremely popular murder mystery literacy comprehension workshops.

Parent Links

Alongside parents watching music and drama performances, other examples of how parents and grandparents get more involved with their children's school life include:

  • Breakfasts - parents are invited to have breakfast with their child. 
  • School Trips.
  • Parent and Grandparent volunteers - they help with a wide variety of activities including reading, art, knitting, opening our library and infant cooking.
  • Parent Read Write Inc workshops.

World Links

Africa: We enjoy strong links with projects support disadvantaged children. In recent years, we have donated uniform and football kits. The children and staff plan and organise a variety of fund raising events including through led by our pupil global citizenship leaders Global Ambassadors Page

World Book Day: the children (and even some staff!) love to dress up as their favourite book characters, celebrating the rich world of literature from a variety of cultures.

France: The pinnacle of our children's school trips comes in Year 6 when the children head off to Harldelot in France for four days. They they experience life and culture on the continent, not to mention some memorable sight seeing and shopping experiences.

In Year 5, children have a three day residential at PGL to experience new challenges, as well as developing leadership and team work skills.


Southborough has a strong tradition of helping others and encouraging children to embrace and empathise with the needs of others. Throughout the school year we are involved with a range of local, national and international charities including, an Africa orphanage, Red Nose Day, Children in Need, Heart Start, The Royal British Legion, Macmillan Cancer Research and the Rotary Shelter Box Appeal.