Welcome to The Southover Partnership School

At The Southover Partnership School we offer full time education placements for children with statements and Education and Health Care (EHC) plans. Our school is usually for 10-19 year olds on the autistic spectrum, have ADHS PDA and other social, emotional or mental health needs. Our learners come from diverse settings; many have a history of disrupted and /or limited schooling.

Students’ achievements when they arrive are often below national expectations. Regardless of this, we have very high expectations of pupil progress academically and in their EHCP outcomes. Our work at Southover is underpinned by the principles of attachment theory.

What we stand for

We are passionate about inspiring and empowering everyone in our community by:

•Embracing individuality
•Encouraging growth
•Striving for achievement for everyone,
•Providing a physically and emotionally safe and secure environment

What we do:

At The Southover Partnership School our aim is to inspire and empower every young person to flourish. To achieve this we:

  • Assess each child and family’s individual needs in relation to education
  • Build a personalised learning programme for each child that re-engages them with education positively
  • Work closely with families to build trust and confidence in pupils so that learning will flourish
  • Set high (but manageable) expectations of work and behaviour for our pupils
  • Provide each student with a key worker to support and mentor their academic and social learning
  • Provide small classes – usually 2 adults to 1 student or 3 adults to 2 students
  • Provide flexibility to allow for students reconnecting with learning either on entry or in other periods when circumstances means they are not on a Ready to Learn pathway.
  • Offer external accreditation to pupils for further learning which includes: A and AS levels, GCSEs, Level 1 and 2, Entry Levels and other vocational qualifications
  • Achieve outstanding examination results because we have expert staff
  • Achieve very good outcomes – socially, emotionally and educationally. We teach skills and learning behaviours that our children can use and apply in all aspects of their lives as they grow towards adulthood

To find out more about our approach on our learning, curriculum and therapies page and find out how attachment theory underpins all our principles.

Small school model

We follow a small school model because we believe it delivers the best outcomes for our students. Our 3 sites allow us to keep student numbers small. This means each school community gets to deeply know and understand its members and gives students the opportunity to be more directly involved in their own education. It allows us to apply principles of attachment theory, encourage our students to grow, and give a truly personalised and holistic education experience.

We are a warm and truly inclusive school and welcome visits so you can experience first hand our unique educational offering.


Dr Dayo Okunlola


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Deputy head: Karen Gubbay
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Roe Green Park,
London NW9 9HA
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Deputy head: Jenny Merryweather
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