Southfield School for Girls
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
About Southfield School for Girls
Southfield School is a girls-only, comprehensive, non-denominational secondary school with co-educational sixth form situated in Kettering, Northamptonshire. It is an academy converter supported by a single-academy trust called the Southfield School Trust. A larger than average secondary school, Southfield provides 1,123 places for students between the ages of 11 and 18 when fully subscribed.
The school first opened in 1976 as an amalgamation of Kettering High School for Girls and Rockingham Road Senior Girls School. It fought off closure declarations from the local authority and went on to thrive, gaining specialist sports status in 2004 and science college status in 2009. It converted to academy status in August 2011.
Values and vision
Our world is evolving more rapidly than at any other time and becoming increasingly intertwined through advances in technology and as a result of globalisation. We live not only in an extremely competitive world but also one that presents amazing possibilities and opportunities.
Southfield aims to provide for the future needs of our students. Careers and types of employment opportunities are evolving and changing continually. Some are yet to be created and so we see it as our obligation to prepare our students to be competitive in anticipation of the unknown. Therefore, our strong focus on academic attainment is equalled by our commitment to develop transferable skills and personal characteristics through the many opportunities we provide.
We provide an education that prepares our young people for a future in which they will need to be adaptable, resourceful and ethical in facing complex challenges. Being a Southfield student will mean the chance to be successful and have a positive influence on the global community. We aim for all of our students to be able to make an impact and leave a positive imprint on the world.
We nurture our students with the future in mind today.
“The governors, headteacher and senior leaders have effectively promoted a culture of learning across the school. This is encouraging teachers and pupils to reflect on what they do and, in turn, is leading to improvements in both the quality of teaching and outcomes for pupils. The quality of teaching overall is good, comprising what goes on in the classroom and the numerous structured intervention arrangements devised by leaders and teachers. Effective checking of learning and providing support for those who fail to make the expected progress is leading to better outcomes.”