Southlands High School
Lancashire, United Kingdom
About Southlands High School
Southlands High School is a mainstream, non-denominational, state secondary school for girls and boys aged 11-16. It is situated in Chorley, Lancashire.
Southlands High School prides itself on offering dynamic learning environments with the aim of ensuring high academic achievements for all. The school provides a rich curriculum and demands the very best from its students.
A warm and welcoming atmosphere is created because the school recognises that the well-being and happiness of its students will allow them the best chance to succeed.
Ethos and values
Southlands High School’s motto is "For the Leaders of Tomorrow" and the school believes in promoting the skills of leadership, resilience, independence and creativity.
The school sets high expectations, summarised by the acronym LEARN: L is for look smart at all times, E is for equipment and homework brought in every day, A is for arriving on time for every lesson and every day, R is for remaining on task for every lesson, and N is for no answering back or disrespect. The school rewards children who maintain this ethos in their behaviour.
“Students make good progress overall as a result of consistently good teaching, which has continued to improve since the previous inspection. The proportion of students achieving national averages has increased over time, and increased significantly in 2012. Students who fell behind are well supported so they can catch up with their learning. Leaders and governors took immediate steps to improve the low results in science and languages in 2012 and as a result, progress and attainment in these subjects is improving. Leaders and governors have taken steps to improve the performance of groups of students who were achieving at a lower level than the majority of students in the school. Students behave well in lessons and around school. They support each other well in classroom activities so all students can learn and the vast majority show respect to visitors and adults when moving around the school.”