Discovering Potential

01484 504544

Our vision is to offer a safe nurturing school where we always see the best in people and believe in them. We celebrate difference, take great joy in our young people and seek to discover and develop their unique potential.


At Southgate School we provide a rich, varied, personalised and adapted curriculum focused on reducing anxieties and promoting engagement, so that pupils can be challenged appropriately.  One of our aims is to develop pupil voice and personal responsiblity, encourage decision making and choice, to support their readiness for adult life.

The pupils are entiltled to careers education and guidance that is impartial and confidential.  It will be integrated in to their experience of the whole curriculum, based on a partnership with pupils and their parents or carers.  The progamme will promote equality of opportunity, inclusion and anti-racism.

We work in collaboration with C&K Careers. West Yorkshire Combined Authority, Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership, Ahead Partnership, Opus Employer Engagement Services and local businesses to offer our pupils access, and to provide our pupils with opportunities that will help them prepare for adult life.

 If any future employers would like to be involved in our school programme please contact Susan Coates - Assistant Head  Telephone 01484 504544

Please click on link below to find out more about KIrklees Local Offer Live Event: Preparing for Adulthood.  To  be held at the Textile Centre of Excellence on Thursday 10th October


The links below will provide information for teachers:

 The links below will provide information for parents/carers and pupils:  (a parent code is required and will be provided by the class teacher) for adulthood  

The following activities are offered at school as appropriate:

  • Links with the local library
  • Volunteering in the community
  • Volunteering in school
  • Work experience
  • Interview workshops
  • Mock interviews
  • Regular contact with Sarah Hodgson from C&K Careers for pupils in Years 10 & 11
  • Visits to places of work
  • Contact with employers