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Our School

Pupils develop in an environment that is safe and highly inclusive.

ofsted outstanding 2022

Head Teacher's Welcome

A very warm welcome to Southview School. I hope you find the information here informative, helpful and interesting. Please feel free to contact me or anyone at the school if you need any further information or have any questions.

Southview School is a 3-19 day special school for Physically and Neurologically Impaired (PNI) children and students situated in a modern, inclusive and accessible building in Witham. We are part of the Hope Learning Community, and we work alongside two other schools, Market Field School and Chatten Free School. There is also a satellite Market Field College based in Clacton. We have opened our college site, just adjacent to the main school building. The college site houses our college and key stage 4 classes, as well as our hydrotherapy pool. All three schools work collaboratively together and there is a strong culture of mutual support and sharing of expertise.

Southview School is a non-political and secular school and as such, all diverse beliefs and opinions are respected, providing no harm is caused to others.

We are unique in Essex Local Authority as the only special school exclusively for PNI children and students. Southview School is staffed by a highly skilled and dedicated team of teachers, support staff and therapists who work holistically and collaboratively to provide a high quality learning experience for all our children and students. By working with the school team, external agencies and of course parents and carers, we really do put our children and student’s holistic educational needs first!

At Southview School we strive to create a happy school where children feel safe and are confident to 'give things a go'.  Whilst we aim for a relaxed atmosphere, we really do work our children hard! Ofsted summed up our school really well when they visited in September '22 and said, 'Southview School is a thriving, joyous place to learn. Pupils are inspirational, happy and delightful to speak with' We couldn't agree more!

We are experienced in using a wide variety of equipment and technologies to support our children and students, enhance their experiences and keep them safe. Southview is a school that values standards and achievement and we are extremely proud of all that goes on here.

Children and students well-being, development and educational progress is monitored through reviews of their needs, and our bespoke assessment systems ensure we deliver a tailored individual learning experience for all our children and students. Where we need to extend our experiences for children and students who are able to, we work closely with many mainstream schools to provide a local educational provision for our children and students.

I look forward to seeing you in school!

Julian Cochrane
Head Teacher 

Our Vision

At Southview School we strive to create a community of students with strong self esteem and high expectations for personal success.

We believe that by working in partnership with parents, the community and other agencies our students will reach their full potential at school and in society.

Be your very best

  • School Address: Conrad Road, Witham, Essex, CM8 2TA / College Address: Conrad Road, Witham CM8 2SD

  • School: 01376 503505 / College: 01376 425372