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

Covid-19 Information

If your child or a family member in the same household tests positive for Coronavirus, please advise us by calling the the school on 01935 410793 or if it is out of school hours, call the Head Teacher on 07880 042853.

For the most up to date government advice for schools please click here: Covid 19 Guidance for Schools – Autumn Term 2021

For up to date information on Covid symptoms generally 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

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

Our school will be closed on Friday 22nd October – this is a Bank Holiday to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Half Term Holiday

Monday 25th October  – Friday 29th October 2021

Please note that Monday 1st November is an Inset Day.

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

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!

A huge ‘Well Done’ to all SSPS students who entered short stories for the ‘Spine Chillers’ young writers competition. This year ALL our stories were selected for publication!! @YoungWritersCW

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!

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