Philip Southcote School is an amazing and energetic Special Needs School with places for 150 pupils’ aged 11 –19. All our pupils have learning difficulties and communication disorders. Based just off the M25 in Weybridge, the school is one of only 7 Surrey County Council Learning and Additional Needs schools and we have pupils from across Surrey and adjacent counties.
We believe every individual is unique and special and deserves the best educational opportunities; we facilitate this by providing a safe, exciting and challenging learning environment, created by a hardworking and dedicated staff team.
We are proud of all our pupils and their range of achievements, not only learning but in their social skills, their sense of fun and their contribution to the Southcote Community. We encourage all our pupils to be as independent as possible, both in their learning and in their social and personal development.
The philosophy of our school is embedded in our school’s motto “Learning for Life” where we place equal importance on:
- Academic Progress
- Physical and Emotional Wellbeing
- Enrichment and Skills for Life
Our goal is that all our students are enabled to be active learners, to be curious, and given opportunities to take risks, have fun and explore their ideas.
Learning in our school does not stop at the classroom door. Our curriculum balances meeting individual needs with ensuring pupils access broad, balanced and rich learning experiences.
Communication is at the heart of our curriculum and this empowers our pupils as individuals to develop the knowledge, skills and experience which make the learning journey enjoyable and meaningful.
Our unique school is full of diversity and we are rightly proud of the therapeutic provision on offer to our community.
Our Deaf Pupil Provision and Physical Development Department, offer highly personalised support and interventions and are complemented by our NHS partners, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy and the Physical and Sensory Support Service.
We provide as many opportunities as possible for our pupils to take part in stimulating and challenging activities with many pupils enjoying the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, school sporting matches, swimming lessons, community support group and dance and singing workshops.
Our pupils are at the heart of Southcote Community, being an integral part of shaping their own future through learning opportunities in the classroom, residential visits, clubs, being part of a team and the whole school community