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Southfields Academy

Admission & Open Events

Year 7 September 2018 Admissions

The Pan-London eAdmissions deadline has now passed for 2018 entry but if you have missed this and would like to apply to the Academy, please email so that we can assist you with this.

Year 7 September 2019 Admissions

If you would like to enquire about applying for a place for the 2019 Year 7 entry, please email 

If you would like a tour of the Academy, please use the book a tour option in the menu to the right.

In Year Admissions

For enquiries about admissions to other years, please email or telephone 020 8875 2653.

Open Events

Our open events for 2019 Year 7 entry have been finalised and the dates are below.  If none of these dates and times are suitable we are happy to accomodate visits to the Academy.  To arrange a tour, please email or telephone 020 8875 2661.  We will arrange a suitable time for you to visit but we are sorry that we cannot accomodate visits without an appointment.

Open Events

Spring Term 2018



Tuesday 6th March                    08:45-10:15
Wednesday 7th March  08:45-10:15
Thursday 8th March 08:45-10:15
Friday 9th March  08:45-10:15

Summer Term 2018



Wednesday 4th July 08:45-10:15
Thursday 12th July                  08:45-10:15

Autumn Term 2018



Wednesday 19th September 08:45-10:15
Friday 21st September  08:45-10:15
Friday 28th September 08:45-10:15
Thursday 4th October 17:30-19:30
Monday 8th October 08:45-10:15
Open Weeks, tours available everyday weeks commencing Monday 8th & 15th October.

The Principal and Headteacher gave a speech at our 2017 Open Evening. To see their presentation, please download it here.  They will speak at our forthcoming Open Evening and will be available for informal questions and answers during our Open Mornings.

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.