A Level and GCSE Results Days.

On Thursday 17th August students may collect their A Level results between 9am and 11am.  Entrance will be through the dining hall / main entrance on Burr Road.

On Thursday 24th August students may collect their GCSE results between 9am and 11am.  Entrance will be through the dining hall / main entrance on Burr Road.

Unfortunately we are unable to give a students’ examinations results to parents/carers, friends or family members.  Students may download this form to give authorisation for another person to collect their results on their behalf.  The person collecting certificates must bring the signed form and some photo identification with them.

End of Term Letter, Summer Term 2017

Dear Parents and Carers, we have written to you all outlining the arrangements for the end of this term and the beginning of the Autumn Term 2017-2018.

Your child should bring home a copy of this letter to you this week, and it will be emailed to you, however you are able to download a copy here.

Year 6 into Year 7


During Induction Day on 11th July your child will have been given Summer Holiday Homework for English, Mathematics, Science.  You may download the homework sheets by clicking on the button below.

If you have any questions about the homework then do not hesitate to get in touch.

Summer Holiday Homework

Below you can access the summer holiday homework for Years 7, 8, 9 & 10.

Summer Holiday Homework and preparation.

Below you can access the “Starter for 12” homework for those moving from Year 11 into Year 12 and the Summer Holiday Homework for students moving from Year 12 into Year 13





















Admissions Information & Tours of the Academy

If you were unable to attend one of our Open Events and would like a personal tour of the Academy then it would be our pleasure to welcome you please contact our Admissions Team.

If you did not receive Southfields Academy as the school for your child for September 2017, or you are from outside of Wandsworth, and you would like your child to attend Southfields Academy then please contact our Admissions Team.

If you have received Southfields Academy as the school for your child and have any questions or queries, please contact our Admissions Team who will be happy to help.

Alternatively telephone us on 020 8875 2661 or 020 8875 2653.

Open Events 2017

Our Open Event dates have been published, see our admission section, however to visit the Academy please get in touch for a personal tour during the Academy day.

This is what some of our visitors have said:

“After visiting the school my whole view about the school has changed.”

“I have been impressed with what I have seen.”

“It is even better than I previously thought.”

Thank you to those that came to our Open Events, we really enjoyed showing you around our community.


Dear Parents, Friends and Visitors.

It is with the utmost pride that we welcome you to Southfields Academy.

At Southfields Academy we are achievement focused in all aspects of academy life. We are in the top percentile of schools nationally for value-added results. We have a positive ethos with an emphasis on teaching and learning. Our curriculum is wide and varied and provides young people with remarkable opportunities to study, develop their skills and, more importantly, enjoy learning. We offer a wide range of courses. Of course, we offer the traditional academic subjects, but in addition to this we offer vocational and work-related courses that can prepare and equip our students with the knowledge, skills and abilities for their chosen careers.

We have a flourishing Sixth Form which offers a gateway to university, apprenticeships or employment / training.

In 2014 53% of our students in KS4 achieved 5+ A*-C with English and mathematics. In the 6th Form our AS and A2 results yielded improvements against every category of grades, the most improved performances across all Wandsworth secondary schools. Over 100 of our Sixth Formers left last year to commence degree courses at university.

In June 2013 Her Majesty’s Inspectors graded the school as ‘Good’ in all areas of the Ofsted framework. It particularly praised the leadership, the excellent curriculum offer and teaching and learning.

We have a number of initiatives at the academy which continue to help raise the standards of achievement of our students. We constantly review and reflect on these to strive for greater achievements for our students.

In 2011 we gained National Teaching School status (one of the first 100 in the country).

As a high performing specialist school specialising in sport and applied learning we have developed cross-curricular links which are motivational for our students and which promote pathways for career opportunities. We work closely with our cluster of primary schools to ensure a smooth transition from key stage 2 to the start of their secondary education.

Aspire@ is the community arm of the academy and we continue to work closely with our community of primary schools, secondary schools and special schools alongside adult and community learning to engage everyone in lifelong learning and an active lifestyle. In 2011 we opened the ‘nursery@aspire’ to fulfil our vision of ‘lifelong’ learning. In 2014 we celebrated the graduation of our first nursery cohort.

We have gained an Artsmark award for our excellence in Art & Design, Dance, Drama and Music and a National Healthy Schools Award for our excellent catering provision for our students.

As a SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Training) provider we continue to train graduates from industry and P.G.C.E. students, many of whom we employ, leading us to be in the enviable position of being fully staffed in every curriculum area.
This year we are pioneering a S.C.I.T.T. centre for mathematics education.

We believe in a true partnership between all stake holders – teachers, support staff, students, parents, trustees and the wider community – to support what we want to achieve: high quality teaching and learning with high expectations of the standards of behaviour.

Our aim is for our students to be happy in their learning and become citizens who ultimately, in whichever path they choose to take, are successful in their lives.
We hope you will visit the academy and enjoy meeting and talking to the staff and students. You will be given a warm welcome.

We are proud to be the Principal and Headteacher of Southfields Academy.

Yours faithfully,

Jacqueline Valin [Principal],
Wanda Golinska [Headteacher]

Southfields Academy is the umbrella organisation for the Aspire Centre (our Adult & Community Learning, Sports facility and Community work), the Southfields Teaching School Alliance (our Initial Teacher Training, Research & Development and Professional Development) and nursery@aspire (a self-contained, purpose built nursery school which has the unique provision of being able to take advantage of the amazing facilities of Southfields Academy).

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Aims of Southfields Academy.

We aim to help our students to develop the following skills and qualities:

  • High expectations of themselves and others
  • Self-discipline
  • Self-motivation
  • Independent working
  • Questioning and enquiring minds
  • Application of knowledge
  • Confidence
  • Creative and aesthetic capability
  • Scientific and technological capability
  • Excellent communicators orally and through the written word
  • Tolerance
  • Sensitivity and respect for others
  • Honesty and reliability
  • Excellence in numeracy

Students at the Academy have these aims and values instilled in them from the outset of their career at Southfields.

The overall aim of Southfields Academy is for students and staff to accept the challenges of learning so that students leave with the knowledge, skills and maturity to take up their adult roles.


Student Leadership

Download the current 6th Form Student Leadership Team.

Aims of Student Leadership at Southfields Academy

  • To offer a range of roles and responsibilities to the student population
  • To promote student leadership, active ownership and a sense of pride in whole school matters
  • To develop staff: student dialogue, especially around teaching and learning
  • To provide opportunities for students to develop leadership skills through a variety of inspiring, challenging and valued projects which impact positively on learning, teaching and well-being for students and staff
  • To deepen student engagement and positive self-esteem
  • To contribute to whole school improvement


The role of the students in the life of the school is vital.  Student leadership at Southfields is about involving students in meaningful ways both in and beyond the classroom.  There are formal and informal learning opportunities to develop individuals as leaders.

There is an extensive range of opportunities for students to contribute to the well-being and development of the school during all stages of their school career.

Roles within Student Leadership:


















Senior Leadership Team

Jacqueline Valin, Principal

Wanda Golinska, Headteacher

Deputy Headteachers

Tracy Gray, Curriculum & Standards

David Holt, Behaviour & Student Leadership

Larry Davis, Personal Development, Welfare & Safety

Sarah Gray, Teaching & Learning

Assistant Headteachers

Karen Frusciante, Post 16

Gemma LeGrande, Head of English

Sinead Goodden, Teaching & Learning and CPD

Karen Marshall, Pastoral

Jonathan Millington, XL@Aspire Centre Manager

James Draper, Organisation & Vocational

David Whitfield, Key Stage 3

Associate Assistant Headteachers

Natalie Sillwood, Student Learning

Senior Teachers

Lindsey Grimes, Special Educational Needs

Stuart Ward, Science and Year 9 Progress

Download contact details of our Middle Leadership Team including Heads of Year and Department.


Academy Trustees

The Trustees of the Academy fulfil statutory obligations with regard to the National Curriculum and its assessment, the special educational needs of students, sex education and ensuring a daily act of collective worship for all students. Trustees are involved in the approval of Academy policies, we monitor the effectiveness of Academy initiatives and provide a challenge to the Principal.

The Full Board of Trustees meet 3 times a year following the meetings of the committees. The four committees that report to this meeting are:

  • Policy and Finance & Premises
  • Curriculum
  • Every Child Matters
  • Personnel

Trustees take an active role in the life of the Academy. Termly visits are arranged where they can see the day to day work of the Academy, but most Trustees visit more frequently. The Chairs of the sub committees will additionally meet regularly with the appropriate Academy staff to review financial and premises issues as they arise. Trustees at Southfields are very much a part of the Academy community.

You may contact the Board of Trustees through the Academy or via email: trustees@southfields.wandsworth.sch.uk



Primary Links

We have strong links with our feeder primary schools and have built in ways of helping our students make the transition from primary school to our Academy. All students who apply to the Academy are tested to see which ability band they are in. We also use the information from primary schools to support the test results. This enables us to offer places available in our five bands and to ensure that students are given appropriate support. All students are invited to our Induction Day in the summer term before they start in September. Students spend this day getting to know their tutor, classmates and the Academy. We can resolve any problems and set the students’ minds at rest so they do not spend the holiday worrying.  In September the students spend two further days at the Academy before the rest of the students begin.  This gives them a chance to get to know where their lessons are, who their teachers are and how the Academy works.

Academy Links

We are strongly committed to working closely with parents to ensure that students are encouraged in all aspects of their education and make the most of the opportunities offered them.
This partnership begins with a welcoming evening in November when all Year 7 students and their parents are invited to the Academy to meet their Form Tutor to ensure students have settled in to Academy life and are progressing well.
Once students are established in the Academy, parents are invited in to a consultation evening every year to discuss progress in the different subjects.

There are other evenings for parents throughout the year, which provide information and opportunities for discussion. Examples are the study support evenings providing ideas of how parents can help students in their studies and examination preparation.

More frequent contact is maintained through the Academy Diary. This is used by students to record homework, and we ask parents to sign it weekly to show their satisfaction with the work that has been done. It can also be used as a simple way of contacting the Form Tutor.

How Students are grouped

Each student is placed in a Tutor Group when they start at the Academy. The tutor is the teacher who takes the register every morning and afternoon and is responsible for monitoring the academic and personal progress of the students in their class. Year Managers lead each team of tutors in one particular year.
In year 7, students are taught in ability sets in English, Maths and Science, and in reduced size groups for ICT and design & technology. In most other subjects they are taught in their tutor groups.
Students are placed in ability sets for most subjects from year 8 onwards. The timetable is organised so that there is flexibility for students to change sets according to their achievements.

Beyond the classroom

Extra-curricular activities

Many clubs and societies are organised for the benefit of our students, some of which have been mentioned. They are intended to provide opportunities for students to extend their academic skills, develop socially and have fun! The following gives an indication of the variety of other activities students have been involved in. Download a copy of the Extra-Curricular Activities for Autumn 2016

Clubs and support clinics are run in the following areas:

Maths, English, Science, Geography, History, Design & Technology, Modern Languages, Art, Business & Information Technology,Integrated Learning, EAL support, Homework and the Library.

Societies and other activities:

Amnesty International Group, Drama, Instrumental Tuition, Choir, Band, Chess, and Debating.

Sports Clubs:

Swimming, Netball, Football, Basketball, Hockey, Trampolining, Athletics. A list of all the after school activities can be found in our Parents’ section. There are inter-school matches in many sports.

Some recent visits:

Science Museum, National Gallery, Rock Climbing (indoor and outdoor), University visits, Mountain activities weekend, 6th Form team building activities weekend, Languages trip to France, Victoria & Albert Museum, National Portrait Gallery, London Eye, Ice Skating, East Mersea Fun Day.


The Academy has its own in-house catering team led by an experienced chef. All food is made using fresh, healthy ingredients. Meat products are halal and dietary requirements, religious, ethical and medical, are catered for. If your child has a specific dietary requirement then please let your child’s tutor know in the first instance. You can download sample menus for the Summer Term here, these menus are subject to change due to availability of fresh ingredients and special events.

Further Information

Printed versions of any material found on our website

Parents may ask for any of the information contained on our website to be sent to them in printed form.  Please get in touch with your child’s tutor or email the Academy to ask.


The Academy provides parents with reports twice a year which show students’ progress and attainment in each of the subjects studied. Opportunities are available to discuss these reports, either through the consultation evening or organised appointments.

Public Examinations

Syllabuses for external examination are chosen from a range of examining boards for suitability for the students’ learning needs. This means that we use a number of the different boards. Copies of syllabuses and schemes of work are available on request, though we would ask for a few days notice.

Progress through the Academy

All students are required to attain the academic standards laid down by the Academy in order to progress at the end of each academic year and the Academy may in its discretion refuse to progress any student who fails to reach any such standards.

Academy uniform

All students except the 6th Form are expected to wear the full Academy uniform. We ask parents to assist us by providing the uniform and by encouraging their daughters/sons to take pride in their dress. The uniform is available from the Academy shop. Download a full description of the uniform and price-list. View exemplars of the Academy uniform.

The Academy Day

Academy begins at 8.15 am and ends at 2.50 pm
(3.50pm for Years 11, 12 & 13)
Hours of Teaching: 25 hours per week.
Download a copy of the school day timings.

Download a copy of the assembly days and times.


Southfields Academy’s headline results for 2016

% of students achieving a C or above in GCSEs in 5 or more subjects including English and mathematics: 63%

% of students achieving the English Baccalaureate: 15%

% of students achieving at least the minimum expected levels of progress in English between Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 4: 84%

% of students achieving at least the minimum expected levels of progress in mathematics between Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 4: 76%

Southfields Academy’s performance in relation to other schools can be found by accessing the National Performance Tables published by the Department for Education.

Download our Achievement Headlines for 2015

Download a breakdown of our GCSE results for 2015

Download a breakdown of our A2 results for 2015.

Admission & Prospectus

General Places.

Where the number of applications for admission exceed the number of places available, the following criteria will be applied in this order:

1. Children in public care (children looked after) and those who ceased to be children looked after because they were adopted, or because they became subject to a residence order, child arrangements order or a special guardianship order (Note 1).

2. Children with a known special medical or social need, who in the opinion of the Governing Body would be suitably provided for in the Academy.

3. Children who have a sibling on the roll of the school at the time of admission.

4. Children who live nearest to the school, using a straight line measurement from home to school as calculated by Wandsworth Council’s Geographical Information System*.

Note 1: A child looked after is a child in the care of a local authority or provided with accommodation by that authority in accordance with Section 22 of the Children Act 1989. An adopted child is defined by section 46 of the Adoption and Children Act 2002 or section 12 of the Adoption Act 1976. A residence order is defined by section 8 of the Children Act 1989. A child arrangement order is defined by section 8 of the Children Act 1989 as amended by section 14 of the Children and families Act 2014. A special guardianship order is defined by section 14A of the Children Act 1989.

*Measurements produced by alternative measuring systems will not be taken into account in any circumstances.

Appeal Arrangements

Applicants refused a place at the Academy will have the right of appeal against the decision to an independent admission appeal panel established under the School Standards and Framework Act 1998. Application forms are included in the ‘Choose a Wandsworth School’ booklet. If you are a non-resident, or your child attends a school, outside Wandsworth, application forms are available from your child’s primary school or your local education authority.

For further information about applying for secondary schools in Wandsworth please visit the Wandsworth website.

Criteria for Admission to Southfields Academy

Southfields Academy accepts students across the whole ability range, to ensure a balanced intake. Students admitted to the Academy will take part in assessments in English, Maths and Science during their first term at Academy. The Academy will place students in sets in each of these subjects according to attainment levels achieved in these assessments. The setting is fluid and reviewed each term.

The applications process for September 2017 has now begun, for further details please contact; admissions@wandsworth.gov.uk or go to the Wandsworth LEA’s website admissions page here. If your child has a statement of special educational needs prepared by the local education authority, your application should be submitted to the education department of your Local Education Authority.


Frequently Asked Questions about Admission to Southfields Academy

Download our most frequently asked questions.



Our Open morning/days can be found below.


Our Open Events for Year 7 and Sixth Form Intake 2018-2019 begin shortly. Please see the dates and times below.


28th – Open Morning – 08:45-10:15


Week Commencing 3rd July – Open House by appointment – telephone: 020 8875 2661 or Click Here, to book a tour.

14th – Open Morning – 08:45-10:15


20th – Open Morning – 08:45-10:15

22nd – Open Morning – 08:45-10:15

25th – Open Morning – 08:45-10:15


5th – Open Evening – 17:30-19:30

9th – Open Morning – 08:45-10:15

Weeks Commencing 9th & 16th October – Open House by appointment – telephone: 020 8875 2661 or Click Here, to book a tour.

The Principal and Headteacher will give a speech at Open Evening.  The Principal, Headteacher and other Senior Staff will be available to answer questions at all Open Mornings.

Tours of the Academy will be conducted throughout these events.

If, however, you would like to visit the Academy at a different time or to have any questions you may have answered then please email info@southfieldsacademy.com or telephone 020 8875 2661 to make arrangements.  Please be aware that it is not always possible to accommodate visits at short notice and that we cannot accommodate unannounced visits.

For all other Admissions Enquiries please telephone 020 8875 2653.


Southfields Academy was inspected by Her Majesty’s Inspectors / Ofsted on 27th and 28th June 2013.  Download a copy of their report.
Ofsted Parent View, is an important tool that helps Ofsted to ascertain how effective a school is.  Visit Parent View.


Adobe-ReaderOur Ofsted Report is PDF. To view these documents, you will need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. The free-of-charge Adobe Acrobat Reader is available from the Adobe Web site.


Please use the TES online application form to apply for vacancies at Southfields Academy.
Please return all completed applications to carol.cain@southfields.wandsworth.sch.uk or by post to:
Director of Human Resources, Southfields Academy, 333 Merton Road, London, SW18 5JU


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Please use the TES online application form to apply for vacancies at Southfields Academy.

Please return all completed applications to carol.cain@southfields.wandsworth.sch.uk or by post to:

Director of Human Resources, Southfields Academy, 333 Merton Road, London, SW18 5JU


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