School Journey

The School Journey is one of the highlights for Year 6s and our pupils have enjoyed their residential in a number of PGL camps over the past 10 years.  The Southfield Archive has the record of the first ever school trip. It was to Dymchurch in Kent in 1938.

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It was for a whole 14 days. I wonder if the children missed their parents/carers?  Would you like the school journey to last for 14 days?  Do you think the teachers would?

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Dear Boys,

For the first time in the history of your school, the Acton Education Authority, the School Journey Association and your Masters are co-operating in the organisation of your School Journey. We are living in a changing world, and if there is one characteristic that distinguishes this age from its predecessors, it is the cult of the open air. The glory of England, and the beauty of the countryside are being discovered anew and for a fortnight you yourselves will go in search of them.

You must not regard your school journey solely as a holiday in the country or by the sea-side, though you will of course have a very jolly time. It will be, for you, a very valuable experience. You will leave your parents, and perhaps you will realise for the first time the little ‘extras’ you got at home. Then you will make a detailed study of a very delightful region in Kent, a region teaming with historical associations and like the pilgrims of yore, you will finally reach Canterbury. You will remember Canterbury long after your School Journey is over.

Finally, remember that for a fortnight you are at a ‘boarding school’ and that you are under the control of your Masters all the time. Their task is a heavy one, but you can do as much to help them by behaving as intelligent boys should and as scholars of Southfield School always do.

You have my best wishes for a happy and profitable School Journey.

Yours sincerely


A J Grubb

The Sunflower Fund

We aim for Southfield to provide a happy, nurturing community which inspires children to learn and to be their best. To do this there are two main areas we would like to improve: the quality of the learning materials that are on offer to our children and the environment in which they learn. The funds we have can take us so far, but we believe if we could generate additional financial support it could benefit the school significantly.

After discussion between the Governing Body and our Headteacher, The School agreed this is an opportunity we would like to try. Therefore, to help achieve this we are asking for your support in making a voluntary financial contribution to a new ‘Sunflower Fund’.

If you would like to support the ‘Sunflower Fund’ you can do so by logging into your ParentMail account and going to the “payments” area where you will find an option to pay in installments of £5, or more if you choose (see box titled custom installment), or a one off payment of £60 per year.

Alternatively, you can set up a standing order with your bank. Please pay to the school account using reference “Sunflower”.
(Southfield Primary School, NatWest Bank Ealing, Sort code: 60-07-10, Account: 03715566).

We will also gladly accept cheques handed in at the front office.

The Governors propose reporting back to you each term on the funds that have been generated and how they have been spent.

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