Soho Parish Primary School is a small state school in the heart of Soho. Built in 1872, a gem of Victorian architecture, it is surrounded by housing and shops. We have 178 children and, at 117% capacity, space is at a premium.
Our values are respect –individuality ––challenge –imagination –family.
75% of the children in Soho Parish are from minority ethnic groups, 55% have English as a second language. 25 Languages are spoken in the school. 21% of pupils are classed as ‘disadvantaged’, none have gardens or are able play in their streets.
At Soho Parish, we keep up to date with educational research and aim to be ahead of the game. In 2005 we brought healthy home-cooked food in, before Jamie Oliver had even heard of a turkey twizzler. In 2009 we brought in cross curricular topic-based learning, planned from a starting point of the children’s interests, to promote independent study and instil in our pupils a passion for learning.
Our goals include improved mental health and well-being for all, flexible learning in 21st Century classrooms, maximising our school’s potential. Soho Parish School is dedicated to all children, and we feel we are particularly skilled in catering for special educational and sensory needs due to our ethos, values and specialist teachers.
Soho Parish PTA is here to encourage closer links between home and school and all parents are automatically members. PTAs are best known for their fundraising work but they have a useful social function, too - and ours is no exception. We put on events to raise much-needed funds for our school but we also design activities to bring our school community together and foster great memories of time spent at Soho Parish.