Enfield, United Kingdom
About Southgate School
Located in Oakwood, in the London Borough of Enfield, Southgate School is a co-educational comprehensive. The school has around 1500 pupils, aged 11-18, making it far larger than the average secondary school of its type. Originally founded as a grammar school in 1907, the school has seen extensive changes in its ethos over the years, becoming a comprehensive in the 1960s. The most recent major change at the school has been its conversion to academy status in 2015, with the school also playing a role in the Enfield Teaching School Alliance.
Mr Martin Lavelle
Values and Vision
Southgate School is committed to providing a range of opportunities for all its pupils, regardless of background or academic ability. This is achieved through the offering of a diverse and varied curriculum, with a wide range of both vocational and academic subjects. The school is careful to work closely with other local institutions in order to provide the best possible opportunities for its students. Southgate has a large and very diverse catchment area, and as a result works hard to foster a sense of community and respect among its pupils.
“Central to the highly effective leadership is the passion that staff exude about high achievement and which, in turn, students and their parents have imbued. The message about partnership work between the home and school comes across strongly in the overwhelmingly positive response to the parents' questionnaire and in the discussion with a group of parents, representative of the school population.”