It is my pleasure to welcome you to South Somerset Partnership School (SSPS) website and to invite you to find out about our school.

SSPS is a Complex pupil referral unit that was formed in 2013 from 4 very distinct centres. We work hard to provide education for any child or young person who is unable to attend their mainstream school in South Somerset. All our pupils are at risk of exclusion, permanently excluded or suffering medical or Mental Health needs that require a period of time out of school.
Our Year 11 pupils are expected to work hard to achieve the very best that they can and we are proud of their results.

16-17 SSPS Outcomes

We know that a number of our pupils have had some difficulty whilst they were at school, and not all will achieve examination results, however we take our responsibility to ensure they are well prepared for the next stage of their education very seriously. We use the Thrive assessment tool to identify and fill any developmental gaps in our pupils, and we hope this will give them the resilience to continue learning after they have left school. We also work hard to ensure all our pupils have a destination at the end of Year 11, last academic year only 3 out of 33 pupils were not in employment, education or training a year after they had left school- this is a testament to the hard work and care taken whilst pupils are on our roll.

We have recently had a visit from Ofsted, and we are pleased with the result of this visit. You can read the full report here. Highlights for me include;

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.
And, I believe, these quotes demonstrate our absolute commitment to ensuring all our pupils are able to access a high quality education, regardless of what has gone before.

Our vision remains strong; in the words of the poet Maya Angelou:‘My vision is not that you survive, but that you thrive with passion, compassion, humour and style’.

Jo Simons

Area Headteacher

South Somerset Partnership School

Mobile: 07880 042853

Notice Board

Out Reach Students

Well done to our Out Reach students at STEPS.  They have been creating some outstanding hot meals in the last week including fajitas and melt in the mouth chocolate brownies!

Slack Lining

Thank you to Mitchell at Wyndham View for introducing Slack Lining to the students there!  Slacklining is a twist on tightrope walking that is a safe and fun activity which encourages team work.  


Key Events

2018/19 Dates

Autumn Term

Commences Friday 7th September 2018 and  Finishes on Thursday 20th December 2018 (Half Term 29th October – 2nd November)

Spring Term

Commences Monday 7th January 2019 and Finishes on Friday 5th April 2019 (Half Term 18th-22nd February)

Summer Term

Commences Tuesday 23rd April 2019  and Finishes on Friday 19th July 2019 (Half Term 27th May-31st)

Inset Days

3rd, 4th, 5th September 2018; 21st December 2018; 15th February 2018; 22nd and 23rd July 2019

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.

Tel:  01935 410793

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