A WELCOME FROM THE HEADTEACHER
Welcome to the Bitterne Park School website. I very much hope that you find the information you are looking for. If not, please give us a call as we would be delighted to hear from you. Do not hesitate to contact us for a school visit, our student ambassadors are always proud to “show off” their school.
Bitterne Park is a thriving, challenging and welcoming environment. I am incredibly proud to lead such a positive and successful school. The Bitterne Park team works because all students, teachers, support colleagues, Governors, parents, business partners and friends play a major part in aiming high and aspiring to achieve the best we can for all our students. As a truly diverse and mixed comprehensive we succeed with all abilities and needs. Equality of opportunity, respect and fairness are vital ingredients in the daily life of the largest 11 – 19 school in Southampton.
Our “Good” Ofsted report can be found via a website link where you can read why our Behaviour and Safety, and Leadership and Management, are both judged to be “Outstanding”. Our flexibility, hard work and initiatives are all celebrated in our excellent inspection record over many years. I am particularly pleased our current report recognises what a happy and safe school we have and our positive community impresses all visitors not just Ofsted!
Where next? I hear you say. Our plans are to expand the quality of provision in the next few years to develop even more opportunities, on-site provision and facilities to support academic achievement, learning and skills for future employment.
Our involvement in the Priority School Building initiative will deliver a state of the art new school to secure our further improvements. Bitterne Park is a school that continues to go places. Our vision and determination are infectious and I hope you will want to join our community for an inspirational educational journey that will deliver success and the future opportunities your son or daughter deserves.
If Bitterne Park sounds like your type of school, can we please draw your attention to the “basics” list that makes a high achieving school run smoothly. Attendance, Attitude, Commitment, Behaviour, Participation, Resilience and Uniform all need to be excellent at Bitterne Park and our support systems will always be available to help students achieve this.
Thank you for your anticipated support.
At Bitterne Park School we pride ourselves on the conduct and appearance of all of our students. Behaviour and safety have been recognised by Ofsted as being Outstanding and we strongly believe that we must maintain our high standards and insist that all pupils wear the correct uniform with pride.
School uniform should be worn smartly. Boys shirts must be tucked in with buttons done up to the neck. All uniform should be clean, tidy and in good repair. There are no exceptions to the requirements.
Hair and makeup
Extreme and unnaturally coloured hairstyles are not permitted, this includes any hairstyle which are deemed by the Headteacher to be excessively long or short. Hair which is shaven should be no shorter than grade 2.
Make up must be inconspicuous. Coloured nail varnish and conspicuous hairdressings are NOT permitted. Any student attending school with excessive make up or nail varnish will be required to remove it immediately.
Students are allowed to wear a watch and one pair of plain studs in ear lobes. No other body piercings are allowed. Bracelets, anklets, necklaces and all other jewellery items are not allowed.
Plain black shoes with flat heels should be worn. Shoes should be appropriate for school use. Platform, sling back, slip-ons or stiletto heels are not allowed. There should be no pronounced tread or other coloured markings on shoes.
Dealing with uniform issues detracts from our core purpose as a school: learning and teaching. Your support in ensuring your son/daughter is appropriately dressed for school is greatly appreciated.