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New Year 7 Students - September 2020

New Year 7 Students - September 2020

The deadline for applications for a place in Year 7, starting in September 2020, has now passed.  If you have not made an application but would like your child to start Year 7 at Southfields Academy in 2020, please contact our admissions team on 020 8875 2653.

Year 7 students – September 2019

Our new Year 7 students have settled in happily and are now very much a part of our community.  Our staff are enjoying getting to know them and look forward to helping them develop, grow and achieve their potential during their secondary school journey.

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.

The BBC has put together some information to support parents with children transferring to secondary school.  Click here to visit.

Our successes

We wanted to share with you the recent successes and achievements of our students.  We have been rated Outstanding or Good by Ofsted for the past 18 years.  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