Southwood Infant School is a very happy place to learn, work and play. We set high standards for ourselves and for our children and work in close partnership with our parents to make our children’s first three years of schooling an excellent and enjoyable experience. At Southwood everything we do is underpinned by our core values.
I am very proud to be Headteacher at Southwood Infant School and our success is down to the whole team.
First and foremost, our pupils are a delight to teach. They are happy, enthusiastic learners who everyday demonstrate our core values of Excellence, Respect and Enjoyment. Here at Southwood Infant School we put the children at the centre of all we do. We want all our children to enjoy their time here and to make excellent progress both academically and personally. We recognise that every child is unique and deserves the opportunity to be happy, feel valued and experience success. We believe that children learn best through first-hand experience and our curriculum is designed so that pupils are stimulated and motivated to learn. We have high expectations of our children and promote the highest standards of behaviour, based on our strong school values of excellence, respect and enjoyment.
The teaching and support staff go above and beyond to secure the very best outcomes for each and every child. As our data and outcomes show, we are consistently above national and Hampshire averages for reading, writing and maths but we are equally proud to offer a wider school curriculum which is rich, engaging and fun.
Our Governors play a key role in ensuring that the school is constantly striving to be the best we can be, and we have a set of highly knowledgeable, committed and skilled people who act as our support and challenge.
Finally our parents are extremely supportive, not only in terms of ensuring they help their children with their academic and personal progress but also through our hard working PTA which raises much needed funds for school projects and enrichment events.
Southwood Infant School was built in 1993 and the architect won several awards for its excellent design. We have beautiful grounds, including a school field and a woodland walk which we use as our ‘outside classroom.’ We offer an extended day through the “Schools Out for Fun” Club which run a breakfast and after school club on site.
This website aims to give you general information about the school, but if you would like to see the school in action then please make an appointment to visit us. We look forward to meeting you.
Mrs Wendy Southgate