ABOUT SOUTHMEAD PRIMARY SCHOOL
Our School Day
School gates open at 8.30am - no access until then.
Classroom Doors opened at 8.50 am* with registration at 9.00am
*unless it's raining and then they will be opened earlier.
Assembly 9.10 - 9.30 am
Morning break 10.40 am – 11.00 am
Reception 12 noon – 1.00 pm
Years 1 & 2 12.00 – 1.00 pm
Years 3 – 6 12.25 pm – 1.25 pm
End of day 3.10 pm
“Southmead Primary School is a school that understands both the educational and social and emotional needs of its pupils very well. Staff carefully provide learning that not only inspires pupils but allows the vast majority of them to make good progress.” OFSTED 2017
Mission statement: Ethos and Values
At Southmead Primary we are all aboard in the journey to provide the best learning experiences for all.
We aim to;
Provide pupils with inspirational, high quality education where all achieve, in order to prepare them for the global workplace of the 21st century, teaching both tolerance and understanding and promote a community spirit in which all make a contribution.
Learn about sustainability and provide pupils with the knowledge and skills to help them in their future life.
Ensure Southmead Primary is a community school where we all work together, enjoy learning and are positive of the contribution we make.
Our whole school community - pupils, parents, staff and governors - have decided on a set of School Values. The initials of these spell RESPECT:
Drop-off and collection
At the beginning of the school day, parents are encouraged into the playground. This helps to build up close relationship between home and school – we want to have good links with all parents. If normal arrangements need to be altered (eg you are delayed or another person will be collecting your child) please let us know. Where possible please send a note in to your child’s teacher.
Key dates for Open Afternoons, meetings, Parents Evenings and School reports can be found on our School Year Overview
“My son has consolidated personal skills and attributes that will equip him for the next stage in his learning journey” JACK'S MUM, JULY 2016
“Corridors and classrooms look amazing. Pupils working and happy. Year 6 escorts were confident, friendly and a credit to the school.”
PARENT TO YEAR 2 PUPILS FOLLOWING AN OPEN AFTERNOON
Southmead Primary School is incredibly fortunate to be situated on the eastern side of Braunton, within the North Devon biosphere, which is globally recognised as an ‘area of outstanding beauty’. We hope your children will enjoy their time here.