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Southfields Academy

Southfields Academy

Admission & Open Events

Open Events 2017

For Year 7 and Sixth Form intake 2018-19


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.


7th - Post-16 Open Morning - 11:00-13:00

The Principal and Headteacher gave a speech at Open Evening.

You can download a copy of their presentation here.

At Open Mornings, the Principal, Headteacher and other Senior Staff will be available to meet prospective students and their parents and answer questions.

Tours of the Academy will be conducted during these events.

If you would like to visit the Academy at a different time or have any questions answered, please email or telephone 020 8875 2661.  We are sorry but we cannot accommodate visits without an appointment. 

Alternatively complete this short form to book a tour.

To begin your application for secondary school through the eAdmissions system by clicking here.

This is what some of our visitors have said

"It is even better than I previously thought".

"I had no idea that the Academy has such superb facilities".

"What a friendly, welcoming atmosphere".

"I have been impressed by what I have seen".

"The facilities are incredible.  Southfields Academy looks like a university".


Admissions Policy

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. Setting is fluid and reviewed each term.

The applications process for September 2018 has now begun, for further details please contact; 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.