The present building was opened in 1906 and originally housed three schools: Infants, Junior Girls and Junior Boys. With the advent of the National Curriculum the London Borough of Ealing reviewed the organisation of its schools and in 1993 Southfield became a Primary School admitting children aged three to eleven.
The school is housed in a well-kept Edwardian building. The classrooms are arranged around three large halls, two of which are fitted with gymnastic equipment. A library and resource area has been developed for the Junior Department and the Infant Department has a separate library. Computers and interactive whiteboards are in use in every classroom and there is television and video equipment to support the children’s learning. The school has a well-equipped Nursery which has just been updated and redecorated. As part of our centenary celebrations, the Reception classrooms were renovated and a purpose-built playground for children in Nursery and Reception was created. In addition to the conventional classrooms there are specialist rooms for Art and ICT. The school has medical and welfare rooms, a parents’ room and two separate dining areas. The extensive playgrounds provide ample space for recreation and outdoor Physical Education. A large raised Nature Area with pond enables children to follow National Curriculum Science work. A sensory garden has recently been installed in the junior playground.
Note that there are many steps to negotiate when accessing the upper two floors of the building. This presents many challenges in catering for members of the school community with mobility issues. The building has ramp access at the main and rear entrances. Disabled toilet facilities are available on the ground floor.
As of September 2013 we have seen the addition to the school’s facilities of the Arts building found to the rear of the infants playground. This building has been utilised for numerous functions, such as art, cookery, orchestra and interventions.