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Year 6 had a wonderful morning at The Hawth taking part in the annual Junior Citizen event! They learned all about staying safe whilst out and about. 😎👍


This week in year 1 we have been working hard on our handwriting. We have been ordering sentences and we made paper boats to sail around the world.


We have had a brilliant morning with Simon Drake Photography today, taking updated photos for our prospectus. The children looked so smart in their new uniform!


Year 5 have enjoyed a busy first week - doing a Mayan artifacts investigation, playing the maths game "nice and nasty" and preparing and delivering a presentation on a Mayan city - well done Year 5!


Year 1 have enjoyed exploring numbers to ten this week. They have been learning to write, count and recognise these numbers and have enjoyed getting creative with their learning by drawing number in glitter and building them with pasta.


YEAR 6 PARENTS - please read: We are aware of the following Open Evenings for secondary schools in the are: * The Holy Trinity C of E Secondary School - Thursday 27th September 5-9pm *Ifield Community College - Thursday 20th September 6-8pm


We look forward to seeing Years 3 & 4 at 5-6pm tonight, and Years 5 & 6 at 6.30-7.30pm this evening for an informal meeting with their teachers in the classrooms. Please enter via the main school entrance!


Happy Roald Dahl day everyone! What’s your favourite Roald Dahl book?


In Year 2 we started our topic 'A day in the life of...' by using drama and role play to explore different jobs people might have. The children had the opportunity to be a vet, mathematician, artist, teacher, librarian, police officer and many others too. A great start to Yr 2!


Year 3 have been learning about forces - they acted out 'pushing' and 'pulling' forces. Can you guess which force the children are acting?!


EVACUATE, EVACUATE! Year 6 had quite a surprise this morning when they were forced to evacuate their classrooms and experience life during World War II !


Calling all parents! A reminder to sign up to school clubs by midnight tonight using this link : .


We look forward to welcoming you this evening to meet the teachers in an informal setting - Reeception class (Owl and Hedgehogs) at 5.30 - 6.30pm and Year 1 & 2 at 6.30-7.30pm. Please enter via the main school entrance!


We hope everyone has had a lovely weekend and are gearing up for our first full busy week! ☺️ With that being said, if you haven’t already, please ensure your child has their (fully named) PE kit in school hanging on their peg every day! ⚽️🎾⛹🏾‍♂️🤸🏿‍♀️


We are very proud to present our new house and vice captains for this year. The children are excited to start their new roles!


Year 6 had a lovely first day! They particularly enjoyed playing an excellent strategy game called Codinca in the afternoon by 😎👍


REMINDER - Term starts on Wednesday 5th September. We look forward to welcoming all children back, raring to go for the beginning of the Autumn Term!


Best of luck to last year’s Year 6’s starting the next stage of their academic lives this week at secondary school! Good luck and do pop in and see us soon and let us know how you’re getting on 👍


We all hope everyone has had a very happy and safe break. The staff are very excited to welcome the children back on Wednesday morning! 😎



Core Purpose

Our core purpose defines what we stand for and promise to deliver to our children and school community. This has been created in consultation with our staff, children and parents. The following sets out how we intend to achieve this:

Our Mission Statement:

A place where excellence, pride and ambition is at the heart of all we do.


Our vision for 2017 - 2020:

To be a securely good school that the whole community can be proud of.


School Values:

Our values are the things that are most important to us and define the way in which we conduct ourselves. Our 4 main school values of: Respect, Team Spirit, Resilience and Resourcefulness are each broken down into the behaviours we aim to see in our children. We have a reward system that recognises and celebrates children's conduct and behaviour linked to our school values. Our values are featured regularly in assemblies and embedded within class-based learning opportunities.


Southgate values powerpoint slide

British Values

At Southgate Primary School we uphold and actively promote fundamental British Values, as directed by the DFE, through our spiritual, moral and cultural education, encompassing our Unicef Rights Respecting Schools work and the PSHE SEAL programme.

Lord Nash, in November 2014 Guidance on promoting British Values, said:

"A key part of our plan for education is to ensure children become valuable and fully rounded members of society, who treat others with respect and tolerance, regardless of background.

We want every school to promote the basic British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefs.

This ensures young people understand the importance of respect and leave school fully prepared for life in modern Britain."

At Southgate Primary School we actively promote British values through our school and class charters, the curriculum and teaching. We promote respect and tolerance for all cultures, faiths and lifestyles. We are fully committed to preparing children for becoming responsible citizens of the future.

Please also see our Enabling Enterprise work.