For information about admissions for September 2022, please see the Starting School Tab.

We are delighted to inform you that our November 2019 Ofsted report has now been published. Click here to see full details.

'The school remains good and there is sufficient evidence of improved performance to suggest that the school may be judged outstanding if it received a Section 5 Inspection now.'

Welcome to Southwood Infant School

Southwood Infant School is a very happy place to learn, work and play. We set high standards for ourselves and for our children and work in close partnership with our parents to make our children’s first three years of schooling an excellent and enjoyable experience.  At Southwood everything we do is underpinned by our core values. 

My name is Rachel Park and I am the Acting Head teacher of Southwood Infant School. I would like to welcome you to our wonderful school.   

Southwood Infant School is located in the semi-rural town of Farnborough and was built in 1993.  The architect won several awards for its excellent design. We have beautiful grounds, including a school field and a woodland walk which we use as our ‘outside classroom.’ We have a Breakfast & After school club and a wide range of extra-curricula clubs. 

First and foremost our pupils are a delight to teach. They are happy, enthusiastic learners who everyday demonstrate our core values of Excellence, Respect and Enjoyment. Here at Southwood Infant School we put the children at the centre of all we do. We want all our children to enjoy their time here and to make excellent progress both academically and personally. We recognise that every child is unique and deserves the opportunity to be happy, feel valued and experience success. We believe that children learn best through first-hand experience and our curriculum is designed so that pupils are stimulated and motivated to learn. We have high expectations of our children and promote the highest standards of behaviour, based on our strong school values of excellence, respect and enjoyment. 

I have worked at Southwood Infant School for many years and I am very proud of the talented and dedicated staff we have.  The success of our school is down to the whole team.  Both teaching and support staff go above and beyond to secure the very best outcomes for each and every child.  As our data and outcomes show, we are consistently above national and Hampshire averages for reading, writing and maths but we are equally proud to offer a wider school curriculum which is rich, engaging and fun.  

Our Governors play a key role in ensuring that the school is constantly striving to be the best we can. We have a set of highly knowledgeable, committed and skilled people who act as our support and challenge. 

Finally our parents are extremely supportive, not only in terms of ensuring they help their children with their academic and personal progress, but also through our hard working PTA (Friends of Southwood Infant School – FSIS), which raises much needed funds for school projects and enrichment events. 

This website aims to give you general information about the school, but if you would like to see the school in action then please make an appointment to visit us. We look forward to meeting you. 

Miss Rachel Park 

Acting Headteacher