Obviously during these difficult times, greater remote/online learning will be taking place. Please can I ask all students and parents to be careful and safe whilst doing so. As previously mentioned to students and parents, Southborough still has a duty of care for your wellbeing during this time of closure. Can I remind all students and parents of the support we provide on our CareNet which is on our website to help you remain safe. I’ve attached some important links to CareNet below that you should find useful to help safeguard yourselves whilst online.  

Safeguarding at Southborough and at home

Online safety, mental health and wellbeing – students

Online safety, mental health and wellbeing – parents

Other supportive information and helplines

Contacting the schools Designated Safeguarding Team


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Due to the unfortunate and unprecedented situation surrounding COVID-19, our school transition programme will be different this year. We recognise each year brings a new cohort of Year 7s with their families who share a range of emotions of both excitement and apprehensions, therefore we have added last year’s Transition Guide to help alleviate any concerns and to communicate what we at Southborough, are preparing for you. 

This Transition Guide seeks to assist the smooth transition of our new Year 7 students and lessen any concerns you may have. You can get a downloadable version here.

If you have any questions please contact us : office@southborough.kingston.sch.uk


Transition Guide




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Hello Year 6!
I am thrilled to know that you have chosen Southborough High School for the next chapter in your lives and I am looking forward to starting this journey with you. I will be your Head of Year next year and together, with staff of SHS, we will make it the best yet! The transition process that we are using this year is different than it would normally be but rest assured that we are working hard behind the scenes to ensure your transition from primary to secondary will be a smooth one.
Click to view the video "Virtual Tour of Southborough High School"

Preparing for SHS: Curriculum  - what will you be learning? link to video -  and what extra things can I choose?  See the extra-curricular timetable here

Preparing for SHS: click here to find out about Pastoral Support    formation) 

Welcome from your SENco : click here to see a welcome video 

Welcome from the Sixth Form  leadership team - 'Don't be afraid to ask questions' - click here for the video 

Current Year 7 students have been writing letters to you - click to see some of them 

Introduction to ClassCharts
At Southborough we know communication is vital to ensure a smooth transition into Year 7. Parents can be concerned about who to talk to if they have any worries when their child moves to secondary school. As far as possible, we aim to duplicate the quality of communication that you are used to receiving from your son’s primary school. It is important to uphold connections between school and home: it allows us to fully support your son; clear home/school relationships enhance the experience of all students and therefore at Southborough, we use Class Charts to communicate with students and parents/carers daily.
It is through this platform, which can be accessed via our website or downloaded as a free app that you will be able to track homework, timetables, behaviour points, student rewards store, daily announcements and connect directly with staff via the messaging service. This would also be a most efficient way for your son’s tutor and class teachers to communicate important information directly to you. Please familiarise yourselves with this fantastic communication platform via: Class Charts guide for parents and Class Charts guide for students. Your login details will be communicated with you in the new academic year.

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Please see the latest Parent Handbook by clicking here

rounded rectangle icon 17 512  Introduction to ParentPay 
  Southborough High School has a cashless system to enable parents and carers to authorise payments for things like dining hall meals and school trips called ParentPay. details about setting up an account will be communicated with you in the new academic year. In the emantime, please click here to find out more about ParentPay.
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  Please click to visit the Uniform Shop


Supporting Transition workshop

Southborough’s Safeguarding Service


CareNet is Southborough High School’s online safeguarding service set up to provide advice, guidance and support to our students and parents/carers. 

Here at Southborough High School we pride ourselves on our pastoral care and support we provide for all our students. Building resilience, respect, relationships and support are part of our values as a school. Dedicated Form Tutors, Pastoral Support Officers, Heads of Year and a wide network of support staff and partner agencies work collaboratively to ensure students remain safe and happy in school. Below you will find some of the interventions we take to ensure our students are given the appropriate support when needed - 

  • Dedicated pastoral support service to the lower and upper school
  • Mental Health student ambassadors
  • Mental health first aiders
  • ELSA
  • Specialised Learning mentors
  • Health Practitioners
  • School counsellor
  • Resilience workshops
  • Anger management support
  • Nurture groups
  • Mentoring schemes with external partners such as Malden Oaks Outreach Team, Kingston Youth Services - U-Turn projects,
  • Specialised Restart Centre facilities
  • Weekly support through the Education Welfare Service
  • Weekly support through the Educational Psychology Service
  • Regular support through the Emotional Health Service

At Southborough High School we want pupils, parents and carers to feel confident that we are here to listen and help deal with and resolve any issues they may have. If you have any concerns regarding any students, be these concerns for inside or outside of school behaviour, then please speak to the School directly on 0208 391 4324 or email office@southborough.kingston.sch.uk and we will forward on to the appropriate member of staff who will be able to assist you further in your query.

If you have a serious safeguarding or child protection concern then you will find below the contact details for the school’s Designated Safeguarding Team.



Southborough High School Designated Safeguarding Team


Brian  Burns (Deputy Headteacher)

Niall Smith (Headteacher)

Jenni Lee-Potter (SENCO & Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)

Dan Edwards (Assistant Headteacher & Designated Safeguarding Lead)



Designated Safeguarding Leads
Supportive Helplines
Student Support
Parent Support 




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