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We wish you health and happiness from all at Southgate Primary School.


Happy holidays from all at Southgate Primary.


Our 4 and 5 year olds sang their hearts out at the end of term concert for Parents. The Parents did a mean Reindeer Hokey Cokey too!


Mary had a baby, yes Lord, Mary had a baby, yes my Lord.Key Stage 1 presented the Christmas Nativity to Parents and Carers - a wonderful performance.


A festive time was had by all on Christmas Dinner Day!


Well done boys! Great team spirit and a determination to succeed. We are all proud of you.


We thoroughly enjoyed our author visit. We read the story, created our own character and did illustrations too.


Well done Southgate for your team spirit and tenacity at the netball tournament last week. Those smiles say it all (this was before it got dark and poured with rain!)


We are thrilled to invite Danielle Verbeeten into Southgate to talk about her super book Eddie the Elf. Danielle is the author and illustrator. There will be an opportunity to buy this wonderful book and have it autographed by Danielle herself. We can't wait!


We are striving to improve in all we do. Look at these resilient writers who persevere to do their best.


We wore dots, spots and stripes for Children in Need 2022.


Southgate launched Anti-bullying week with an Odd Sock Day. Here are Year 2 and Year 6 showing off their mismatched pairs!


Years 1 to 6 held a 1 minute silence to commemorate Remembrance Day today. Our Reception Classes learned about poppies!


We spend as much time as possible in the Learning Garden at Southgate. We don't have to be inside to learn here!


Look who has been working extremely hard and received a Good News Certificate. we were looking out for super learners and those children who are co-operative with others, all the time.I am super proud of them all.


Welcome back to school everyone!We're having a musical time in Donaldson Class.


Don't forget, the clocks go back an hour this evening! Get your alarms ready for school on Monday


A super first half term at Southgate, always proud of our children and their achievements.


Year 3 have been studying the Stone Age in History and found an interesting way to reperesent this prehistoric and neolithic structure.Stonehenge in biscuit form!


We are part of GLF Schools who has its 10 year anniversary today. We dressed as our favourite sports personalities, actors and singers (plus some super heroes thrown in for good measure)We are proud to be part of this family of schools.#GLFis10


Ofsted finds Southgate Primary School to be a ‘Good’ School

We are delighted that our school has been rated ‘good’ in its most recent Ofsted inspection.  PLEASE CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REPORT

Inspectors observed Southgate as a friendly and respectful place, noting that “The school’s values of ‘aspiration, respect, resilience and co-operation’ filter through everything”.

They praised the pastoral support we provide for our children, stating that “Pupils’ physical and mental well-being are prioritised.” The report recognises that our children are well behaved, they contribute positively to lessons and play well together at social times, and that any child who needs extra care or support receives it quickly.

The inspectors saw that “Leaders at all levels in the school, and in the trust, are committed to an ambitious vision to improve outcomes for pupils” and the report highlights how this starts from the early years with a thorough induction programme for Reception children; this ensures staff know children’s individual starting points and helps those children “get off to a flying start”. We are grateful for the support we have received from the GLF Schools’ Foundation to create a framework for our Early Years team to meet and get to know incoming Reception children before they join in September.

We are particularly pleased that the inspectors recognised our “ambitious curriculum”, noting that teachers have good subject knowledge and are ambitious for our children, consistently setting high expectations for learning. They note that the curriculum has “been designed so that it is equally accessible to all pupils, including those with SEND” and recognise that our children achieve well academically.

The inspection report acknowledges our “positive culture of reading.” The inspectors saw that “Pupils enjoy talking about their favourite books and authors and exhibit a real love for reading”, stating that early reading is taught well, and teachers are well trained in delivering the phonics programme.

We would like to thank everyone within the school community, including those who provide support from the trust, who has worked tremendously hard over the past months and years to ensure the school is moving in the right direction as we aim to deliver the best start in life for our children.

Thank you to everyone within the school community and the wider GLF Schools team for their support. We have come a long way, but this is just the beginning of our journey to excellence, ensuring all children at Southgate grow, learn and flourish.

Yours Sincerely

Miss Charlotte Taylor
Head of School