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.

Year 11 Teacher Assessed Grades:

I am immensely proud of the commitment shown by staff and pupils to the current Teacher Assessed Grades process and we are confident that all pupils will receive accurate GCSE grades as a result of their work over the last 9 weeks.

Results will be available on: Thursday 12th August

You have been contacted directly to arrange an email address for your results to be sent to – please note that you will not be able to come to school and collect these.

Further guidance on the process can be found here:

JCQ Guidance for Parent’s & Students Summer 2021

Student Guide to Awarding Summer 2021

Year 11 Prom

Every year, we have the SSPS Prom which takes place at Monks Yard near Ilminster. Your child’s Pastoral Lead and Academic Mentors will be in touch about this event. It is particularly important this year that we support our Year 11 pupils following some particular disruption throughout their GCSE years and wish them well for the future. We will have a photographer with us during the evening and parents and carers are encouraged to come and collect their child and to join us for coffee at the end of the evening and celebrate with us.

More information can be found here:

Save the Date Prom 2021

Prom 2021 Parental Consent Letter

Covid-19 Information

If your child or a family member in the same household tests positive for Coronavirus during the Easter holidays, please advise us by calling the Head Teacher on 07880 042853 or leave a message on the school answerphone, 01935 410793.

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


With very best wishes

Jo Simons


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

May Day Bank Holiday

Monday 3rd May 2021

Half Term Holiday

Monday 31st May  – Friday 4th June 2021

Please click on the link below for the 2020/2021 Term Dates

SSPS Term Dates with Inset 2020.2021

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

We are so proud of our wonderful staff, Tam and Amelia. They have been growing their hair for the Little Princess Trust, a charity that provides real hair wigs to children and young people who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment and other conditions. Amazing ladies!


Our front garden is finished!From design to growing plants, all created by the students of Middle Years. All thanks to the support of #molevalleyfarmers


Our front garden make-over is underway. Students wrote to Mole Valley Farmers who donated £450 of materials. Students and staff planned and built the raised beds, ready for the vegetables that are being grown to be planted out. Our very grateful thanks to #molevalleyfarmers

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

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