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Parental Conduct

To ensure that children are safe and that the school is a civilised environment, below are few rules that we ask parents to follow. Thank you to the majority of parents who are already following these rules as it is an incredibly important message for your child and it allows you to be good role models.

  • Before School

    While the school does take care to ensure the safety of your children, the school is not responsible for the actions of your children until they are admitted into the classrooms at 8:45am.
    Parents who arrive early with their children must ensure that the bahaviour of their children does not endanger their own, or other children's safety until school starts.
    Children must be in their classroom by 8:50am to not be marked late on their register.
    If a child is late, please take them to the main reception to sign them in.

  • The End of the School Day

    At the end of the day when collecting your children, please help us ensure their safety by:

    1. Being Patient
    2. Not crowding the classroom door. Please line up outside the door to allow the children to be released orderly and calmly.
    3. Not leaning into the classroom and calling for your children. The teacher will call their name when it is their turn.
    4. Waiting - if you wish to speak to the teacher about anything, please wait until the other children have left so that the teacher can give you their full attention.
  • Zero Tolerance

    Southville Primary School has ZERO TOLERANCE of abusive, aggressive, or violent behaviour

    Southville Primary School will not tolerate aggressive or obstructive behaviour, swearing, threatened or actual bodily harm.

    Discrimination or harassment of any kind will not be tolerated, nor will malicious damage or theft.

    Any individual who displays abusive, aggressive or violent behaviour will be asked to leave the site and may be reported to the police. If appropriate, an exclusion order may be issued to prevent an individual from coming to or near Southville Primary School in the future.

  • Parking

    We would prefer whenever possible, for parents not to drive to school. However, if this is unavoidable, parents are asked to park carefully and thoughtfully in the roads around the school. Parents should be aware that the council are now enforcing the ‘Keep Clear’ and yellow lines outside the gates and if caught parents could receive a £100 fine.

    The Automatic gates at the top of the school drive are for staff and authorised visitors of the school, as well as the other buildings that are on the site, and that parents are not permitted to drive onto the school site.

    This is in the interest of you and your children’s safety.

    Please note that all outside areas of the school are monitored and recorded by closed circuit television (CCTV) for 24 hours every day - if you are within the school boundary you are being recorded.

  • Bicycles and Electric Scooters

    If parents find it necessary to bring bicycles or electric scooters into school, please walk them in the playground, and not carry young children on the handlebars. Riding presents a real danger to all the other children in the playground.

  • No Smoking

    The whole school is a non-smoking zone, this includes the car park and footpaths – as soon as you pass through the tall red gates you are on school property.

  • Dogs

    Dogs are not permitted on the school site at any time (even very small ones), to ensure the safety of our school community. Our school dog has been risk assessed and is in receipt of relevant training.

  • Names

    Please, make sure that everything your child brings into school is named; All clothes, PE Kits, Purses, lunch boxes and book bags.
    In the event that your child needs to bring in money for whatever reason; please make sure that it is in a sealed envelope with the child’s name, class and what the money is for.


    Weduc is our primary communication service so you can stay up-to-date with all that is going on at Southville. In order to recieve these IMPORTANT messages, please make sure your contact details are up to date.
    You can also download the application onto your phone through the App Store (iOS) or Play Store (Google/Andriod). You can use the application to inform the school of your child's absence without needing to phone in.
    For more information, please go to our Weduc page

  • ParentPay

    ParentPay is the secure platform that Southville uses to accept payments for school related expenses online.

    Southville is moving away from accepting cash and cheques are no longer accepted as payment. The aim is to make Southville a cash free environment. It is advised that those wanting to pay through cash do so through the PayPoint network. The nearest PayPoint is 252 Bedfont Lane, FELTHAM, TW14 9NU.

    For more information, please visit our ParentPay Page

Are you, or somebody you know, looking after somebody else's child?

  • Are you looking after someone else’s child for longer than 28 days?
  • Are you arranging for someone else to look after your child; who is not a relative?
  • Do you know about a child being looked after by someone other than their parents or family?

If you have answered ‘YES’ to any of the above then this could be a private fostering arrangement, and if so you MUST inform Hounslow Children Services.

Private fostering is when a child under the age of 16 (or 18 if disabled) is cared for by someone who is not a close relative, guardian or someone with parental responsibility, for more than 28 days.
A close relative is defined as: 
a step-parent, grandparent, brother, sister, uncle or aunt (Whether of full blood, half blood or marriage affinity).

This is made by a private arrangement between the parent and carer, without the involvement of the local authority.

Not notifying the local council or Hounslow’s Children’s services of the intention to privately foster a child at least 6 weeks in advance or no more than 48 hours after an emergency of such arrangements is an offence under the Children Act 2004.

We need to be aware of children who are being privately fostered to ensure that they are well cared for so we can provide additional support when needed.

For advice and support please call:
0208 583 3426

For more information; visit: London Borough of Hounslow - Private Fostering

Private Fostering

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