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Headteachers Welcome

I consider myself incredibly fortunate to be the headteacher of such an amazing school! One lap of our building brings you into contact with such a broad and diverse range of young people; they are all unique, very important, and at the centre of everything we do. We pride ourselves on being a highly inclusive school where everybody is equal.

Our staff are both dedicated and highly skilled and contribute to a very nurturing environment where the pupils can thrive. Relationships in our school are a strength, and visitors comment on the very calm and warm environment. 

The pupils who attend Southgate all have complex needs, are aged between 4 and 16, and have an Education, Health and Care Plan. We are a popular school and therefore our places are in high demand. Ofsted confirmed that we are a ‘Good’ school when they last inspected in November 2018.

We continue to strive to become the best provision we can be for our pupils and their families, aiming to become a highly specialist special school in all areas. To support this, we are committed to working with a full range of external agencies and professionals, the wider community and partner schools. Southgate School is highly committed to the safeguarding of children.

I hope our website provides you with the information you need about Southgate, our provision and offer. If there is anything else you need, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Paul Evans

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Reporting Illness

If your child is absent from school due to illness, please can you phone the school office on 01484 504544 by 9.15am so the class teacher can be informed.

COVID Symptoms

If you have any of the main symptoms of COVID-19, even if they are mild the follow these steps.

  1. Get a PCR test to check if you have COVID-19 as soon as possible
  2. Stay at home and do not have visitors (self isolate) until you get your test results.  Check with the NHS if people who live with need to isolate.

 Symptoms include;

    • Fever
    • Persistent new cough
    • Loss of taste or smell

You can receive help and advice by ringing the NHS on 111

Diarrhoea / Vomiting

If your child has had diarrhoea and / or vomiting it is the schools policy, in accordance with Public Health England (Guidance on Infection Control in schools and other childcare settings) that the pupil is kept away from school for at least 48 hours once symptoms have passed.