New Year 7 Students - September 2023
Primary to Secondary Transition
Our preparations for the arrival of our new Year 7 cohort are progressing and we look forward to meeting our new students in September.
In the meantime, you will find useful information below relating to your child starting at Southfields Academy.
Admission form packs have been posted out to all parents/carers. If you haven’t received a pack for your child, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have received your admissions pack but haven’t returned it yet, please complete the form and return it in the envelope provided as soon as possible.
My Child At School (MCAS) App
If you haven’t used MCAS before, please download the app. and then email email@example.com Once we have uploaded your child’s admission form data to our system, we will then be able to send you your log in details for the app.
Interviews for your child will be held during the week beginning Monday 12th June 2023. Interviews are by appointment only and we have emailed parents regarding the date and time of their appointment. If you have not received an email, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note your child must accompany you to the interview.
This will take place at the Academy on Tuesday 4th July 2023. You will be given details of the day at your child’s interview.
There will be NO summer school at the Academy this year. Please see below for activities that you can do with your child to prepare them for the transition to secondary school.
Wandsworth residents whose child receives Free Schools Meals will be eligible for the school uniform voucher scheme. This is worth £160 per child starting in September. Wandsworth will be in touch with eligible parents by Friday 9th June with further details of the scheme. If your child receives Free School Meals and you have not been contacted by this date, please email email@example.com
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.
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 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.