We break up for half term on Friday 27th May. There will be an INSET day on Monday 6th June and students return on Tuesday 7th June.

About Us

St Philip’s School is a special educational needs school for young people aged 9 -19 years. All our students have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

Many students have additional needs such as mild to moderate Autistic Spectrum Disorders, language impairment or emotional issues; a few have sensory or medical needs.

The majority of students come from mainstream Primary Schools where they have been supported 1:1 by an adult, mostly on a full-time basis. The adult to student ratio at St Philip’s makes this unnecessary as class sizes are between 8-10 students.

In Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9) students are organised into ‘mixed ability/need’ tutor groups for registration times, tutorials and most of their subject lessons. English and maths are taught in ability sets.

The school provides a broad range of subject option choices at Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11), in addition to the statutory core curriculum; all courses result in a recognised accreditation.

An array of enrichment opportunities is provided within and beyond the school day; for example, residential trips in Years 8, 10 and Post-16 and after school activity clubs.

Independence, key to the underlying ethos of the school, is supported and developed through a life skills programme, travel training and work experience.

The Post-16 provision caters for those young people who have not yet gained sufficient independence or confidence to transfer to a further education (FE) college environment at the end of Year 11. Their curriculum is designed to develop functional life skills rather than the attainment of higher level qualifications.

We provide significant emotional support through our well-being and emotional support team; providing individual targeted ‘counselling’, Play Therapy and Dramatherapy.

Students’ academic progress is monitored every 6 weeks. Any concerns are referred to the school’s Cognition and Learning Team for further insight, advice and guidance.

Students develop very high levels of positive behaviour and feel extremely safe. They are very considerate, very respectful and caring of others and highly positive about learning.

– Ofsted report

Blog

Excelling in Mental Health

Well done to the Student Support Team and Teachers who have achieved the Excelling Accreditation from Edupod. Edupod is a project from Innovating Minds focusing on creating a mentally healthy environment in school for students and staff. This is the …

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Tate Britain Trip

Year 9 pupils visited Tate Britain as part of the Art curriculum.  They enjoyed taking part in a scavenger hunt amongst the ‘Hew Locke: Procession’ installation. They also had a lot of fun using drama and art activities to explore …

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Celebrate Chessington

We have been asked by the organisers of this year’s Celebrate Chessington event to share details with our families. It will take place during the half term on Wednesday 1st June from 12 noon at Churchfields Recreation Ground. The organisers …

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Parent Support Workshops

Parents at St Philip’s are very welcome to attend the following workshops that are being offered by Southborough High School to a cluster of schools in the local area including ourselves. There are four sessions: 1)      Youth Mental Health First …

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