"What a refreshing change for myself and my son to hear that he is capable of achieving great things, which his old school seemed to want to hold him back. Southborough was definitely the right choice for us, so I wanted to say thank you for all your help and support in making the transition so easy for my son. He finally enjoys school."
(Parent of a Year 8 student )
"I was incredibly impressed with how polite and considerate your students were on the bus today which was so nice and refreshing to see, especially when considering all the bad press young people get in the news these days."
(Member of the public)
"Personally, I have some wonderful memories of the time that my 2 boys were at Southborough and I'm incredibly proud to say they are Southborough students."
(Parent to former Year 11 & Year 13 students)
"I was going to write to say how impressed I am with your boys who have been coming for the Grease rehearsals. They are always polite, well mannered, superbly behaved, a pleasure to chat with, respectful and a real credit to your school."
(Headteacher at a local school)
"I was very impressed with the behaviour and attitudes of the students todays whilst visiting to support with the vaccinations. The boys were incredibly polite throughout the whole day."
"I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thank you for all the hard work and effort in getting all the children back into school on the first day of reopening. Southborough is the only school that I know that managed to get everyone back in on the first day"
(Parents of a Year 9 student)
"We recently had our sons parents’ evening and were so impressed with the smooth way that it ran and the professionalism of the teachers we spoke to. They were all very aware of how he has been engaging and progressing during this lockdown period and the next steps for him."
(Parent of a Year 8 student & Primary School teacher )
"It is nice to hear from my son how he is enjoying school. Can I say thank you to all of the staff for their hard work that you are putting into helping the boys with work and to keep their education going both for home students and students in school."
(Parent of a Year 9 student )
"Thank you ever so much for today, we had a brilliant morning visiting the school and meeting your students. It was wonderful seeing some old faces and we were very impressed with the students preparedness for their learning."
(Primary School teacher )
"Best wishes to you all and I hope all goes well with your ongoing work to get the boys back (physically ) to school. Keep doing what you are doing as I really believe it is changing lives."
(Parents of a Year 13 student )
"I completed a second day of testing with Year 9 and 10 students today and I felt it was important to write to you. All the boys were so polite and respectful. An absolute credit to the school ..... I was wished a nice day, asked how I was, thanked by many"
(COVID19 Vaccination volunteer )
"Right from the start of Year 7, the enthusiasm and hard work of the staff in supporting and cheering on (often literally! ) my son has been so evident and I can see this has had a huge effect on his confidence and ability to succeed."
(Parent of a Year 11 student )
"Just wanted very much to say a big thank you to you all for the amazing work you do at such a difficult time ..... We really appreciate all the dedication and efforts involved on negotiating the way forward in such a tricky situation."
(Headteacher and parent of a Year 7 parent )
"Many thanks to you and all your staff that have given up your well-earned holiday to spend time with the boys at the Easter revision sessions. My son found these very helpful, informative, enjoyable and NOT a chore to get up for!!"
(Parent to a Year 11 student )