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New Year 7 Students - September 2022

Updated 14th June 2022

We look forward to meeting our new Year 7 cohort on their first day on Monday 5th September 2022 as they begin their journey through secondary school.  It is an exciting time for your child, and they will have many opportunities and experiences ahead of them.

June is a busy month as we prepare for the arrival of our new students.  We are holding interviews for students and their parents/carers at the Academy during the week beginning Monday 13th June.  Email giving your child’s specific interview date and time have been sent out.  If you haven’t received an email, please email

Our teaching staff will also be visiting a number of primary schools during June to meet some of our new students and their Year 6 teachers.  Experience shows us that gathering as much information as possible before a child starts helps with a smooth transition to secondary school and also gives the child a familiar face to look out for on their first day.

In common with other Wandsworth schools, Induction Day for your child will take place on Tuesday 5th July 2022 here at the Academy.  Further details regarding timings, what to bring etc. will be sent to you in the coming weeks.

We will also be holding a Summer School which will take place during the week beginning Monday 25th July 2022.  Further details and how to sign up for this will be given to you at your child’s interview. 


To order uniform, please visit this page.  The uniform shop will also be open on selected dates over the summer.  These dates will be available at your child’s interview and will be published here when they have been confirmed.


Primary to Secondary Transition

We know that moving from primary to secondary school can sometimes be a big step 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.

"Are you OK Wandsworth?" the Wandsworth Wellbeing Service is running workshops to help parents manage their children's anxiety during transition to secondary school.  Download a flyer to find out more about these free workshops.

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

There is a fantastic resource available to young people transitioning from Year 6 to Year 7 to help them get a headstart in mathematics, click here to visit the page and sign up for free.

Our successes

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 child 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.

I look forward to welcoming your child to the Southfields Academy family in September.

Wanda Golinska