Welcome to 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 continue to 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 vision is not that you survive, but that you thrive with passion, compassion, humour and style’

Our most recent Ofsted was in May 2018, and we were pleased with the result of this visit. 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.”

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.

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


Jo Simons | Area Headteacher

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

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

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!


SSPS staff and students have had fun celebrating Comic Relief this year with a non school uniform and a crazy hair day!


Spotlight on the great work of Jacque McCarthy of @SSPS_PRU our #SouthSomerset Education Ambassador. Alongside delivering #filmeducation training in the region, Jacque runs innovative and inspiring film activities. Check out this brilliant @intofilm_edu passport! #IntoFilmEduAmbs


Students at SSPS did some fantastic work last week for Children’s Mental Health week – they designed their own t shirts and took part in some really positive work around mental health.

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