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Southfields Academy

New Year 7 Students - September 2019

Year 7 2018

Our new Year 7 students have had a fantastic start to their secondary school careers.  They are finding their way around their Academy, managing their timetables and embracing the opportunities that the Academy offers.  We are delighted to welcome them to our community.  This will be the final post on this page for the Year 7s as we now begin planning for and looking forward to the next cohort of students who will join us in a year's time.  For information related to this year's Year 7 students, parents are invited to browse the Parents section on our website, or get in touch with Mrs Douglas, the Head of Year 7.

New Year 7 Students - September 2019

This page will be where we post information for our next cohort of students who will start with us in September 2019.  Don't forget that applications for a secondary school place close on 31st October 2018 and you will find out which school your child has been offered on 1st March 2019.  See our Admissions & Open Events page for more details.

Primary to Secondary Transition

We know that moving from primary to secondary school can sometimes be daunting for a child, and their parents or carers, so we try to make the transition as smooth as possible.  We run a unique transition programme for our new students before they arrive at the Academy which involves visits to primary schools, one-to-one interviews and an induction day, all of which we know from experience helps to ensure a successful move to secondary school.  Occasionally a student will need further support after they start at the Academy.  In this case we offer a primary-secondary transition group which will ensure that, within a few weeks, a student is feeling secure, happy and confident about life at Southfields Academy.

Our successes

We wanted to share with you the recent successes and achievements of our students.  In 2018 our GCSE results were the strongest ever for the Academy, with the exams more challenging than before.  89% of our students achieved grades 9-4 (previously A*-C) in English and 85% in mathematics.  In their A Level exams, our students achieved 100% pass rate with 33% A*-A.  Over 90 students gained a place at their first choice university with a high proportion being accepted into Russell Group universities.  Students who took vocational exams, such as sport, 3D design, graphics, art, music, performing arts, dance, health & social care and travel & tourism achieved 100% pass rate, with the highest proportion of Distinction* and Distinction grades of any secondary school in Wandsworth.

Our students make amazing progress in such a variety of ways and we pride ourselves on the pastoral care that we give them.  We see each as an individual and we will do our utmost to ensure that the needs of all of our students are met during their time at the Academy to equip them for a successful future.

Wanda Golinska