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


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

Teaching Assistant Recruitment Fayre

We have some exciting opportunities for Teaching Assistants for September 2022 and are holding a recruitment fayre on 30th June.  Please see details below and come along to find out more.

Updated Covid advice – April 2022

Following the Government’s Living with Covid guidance changing on the 1st April 2022 new recommendations have been issued for schools. Please see the letter below for more information on what to do if your child has Covid. 220405 April Covid Update

Key Events

Please click on the link below for the 2022/2023 Term Dates

Somerset Term Dates and Holidays 2022-23 with Inset Box

Tuesday 6th September is Academic Mentoring Day 

Children return to school for lessons on Wednesday 7th September

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

SSPS is recruiting! The following staff are required for September 2022: Secondary English Teacher (MPS/UPS), Adolescent Support Worker, Teaching Assistants. Go to https://www.ssps.org.uk/vacancies for more details and to apply.

We have been celebrating International Women's Day this week at SSPS. Here is a display of our yr 9 and 10’s lovely work.

We are so proud of our fantastic Apprentice TA Daniella Fry, who has won an “Amazing Apprentice Award 2022”. We are so lucky to have her at SSPS! Congratulations Daniella.

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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