Welcome to the Southwood School website. We hope it is informative and helps you to understand what we are trying to achieve. It is a key part of our drive to develop the home school partnership. In order to be the best we need your support and engagement in your children’s learning.
Southwood achieved good grades across all areas in our last OFSTED inspection and continue to do well. Both Southwood, and our federated school, Downs Barn, are judged 'good' by Ofsted under the new more rigorous framework. The inspector commented on the strength of the relationship between Southwood and Downs Barn.
There is a very positive learning climate in Southwood School. Our vision is:
At Southwood and Downs Barn School we respect one another, we build our resilience to challenges, we take responsibility for our actions and we reflect on our learning together because together everyone achieves more.
Out of this vision come our key values which we call 'The 4Rs' - RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY, RESILIENCE and REFLECTION and these are apparent in the everyday life of the school. We provide our pupils with a broad and balanced curriculum and a wealth of experiences and opportunities which stand them in good stead for the next stage of their education. As a result of this, and the partnership we have with you as parents/carers, our children make good progress during their time with us here at Southwood School.
We are founder members of the MK Aspire partnership. This is a group of 9 schools who work closely together to improve attainment and achievement for all children. The partnership is supported by Edison Learning and has significantly helped us to sustain and improve our standards.
If you would like to see us in action for yourself, please do not hesitate to contact our Business Manager, Mrs Melanie Hornshaw, to book an appointment. Please also take a look at our blog site by clicking on the blog image on the Home Page; this will give you a flavour of some of the learning that takes place in our fantastic school.
We look forward to welcoming you to Southwood School soon!
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