Welcome to South Somerset Partnership School

South Somerset Partnership School (SSPS) provides education for young people across South Somerset who are unable to access their mainstream school. This may be for social and emotional reasons, for medical or mental health reasons, or because they have been Permanently Excluded. We strive to ensure our students are not disadvantaged, and work tirelessly to ensure that their academic outcomes and long-term life chances are not unduly affected by attending a PRU for part of their education.

Our vision remains strong; in the words of the poet Maya Angelou:

‘My mission is not that you survive, but that you thrive with passion, compassion, humour and style’

Our most recent Ofsted was in May 2018, the report states:

“You make sure that expectations are high. Lessons are about learning and trying your best. The learning environment is filled with positive prompts and messages to pupils.”

“You expect learning to be interesting, relevant and fun. As a result, pupils learn to apply their skills while doing practical activities that they enjoy.”

This demonstrates our absolute commitment to ensuring all our pupils are able to access a high-quality education, regardless of what has gone before.

Covid 19

For up to date information on Covid symptoms generally and to check current government guidelines please go to www.gov.uk/coronavirus or

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

With very best wishes

Jo Simons

Headteacher

If you have concerns about the welfare of a child, please call

Somerset Direct on 0300 123 2224

Jo Simons | Area Headteacher

Mobile: 07880 042853

Notice Board

Outdoor Ed

Our Middle Years students had a great Outdoor Ed session recently kayaking at Weymouth Outdoor Centre. What beautiful weather!

Year 11 students’ short stories are published

Congratulations to our Year 11 students whose short stories have been selected for publication in the ‘Young Writers Anthology.  Well done!    

Key Events

Please click on the link below for the 2021/2022 Term Dates

Somerset Term Dates and Holidays 2021-22 – with inset days

Jo Simons

Area Headteacher & Safeguarding Lead

‘Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility’

Our school recognises that the safety and welfare of children and young people is paramount and that we all have a responsibility to protect them from harm. We understand that it is the responsibility of all staff and governors to safeguard children and young people. We take all reasonable steps to ensure, through appropriate procedures and training, that all children and young people, irrespective of gender, age, disability, race, religion or belief, sexual identity or social background, are protected from harm.

South Somerset Partnership School
Dampier Street, Yeovil, Somerset, BA21 4EN

Tel:  01935 410793
Email: office665ssps@educ.somerset.gov.uk

Students in our Yeovil District Hospital classroom have been studying the artist Steven Brown and have produced some beautiful displays of their collaborative work. These are sure to cheer up visitors and patients at the hospital!

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We wish all our students and their families a happy and peaceful Christmas! Don’t forget Tuesday 4th Jan is an Inset day and Pastoral Leads will be in touch on this day about covid testing. Here is a very festive Mr Coombes to bring you all some Christmas cheer!

At #IncludED21, learning about best practice around inclusion and social justice challenges for young people in AP and mainstream schools. We want to be leaders in this at SSPS, our mission is that all children and young people thrive #thrive. Excited for a great day 👍

At #IncludED21, learning about best practice around inclusion and social justice challenges for young people in AP and mainstream schools. We want to be leaders in this at SSPS, our mission is that all children and young people thrive #thrive. Excited for a great day 👍

We have been celebrating Diversity at SSPS by acknowledging successful people we admire who have all faced diversity in their lives, from Einstein and Stephen Hawking to Billie Eilish and Digga D. Well done to students in the Lower school who have created this fantastic display!

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