Welcome, Aims, Vision & Ethos
Welcome to Southfields Academy
Dear Parents, Friends and Visitors
A very warm welcome to Southfields Academy.
Our focus is to provide the highest quality education to secure the best life chances for our students once they leave the Academy. A successful student will leave us prepared for their next stage in education or employment by understanding the world that we live in, being curious and keen to develop further by learning from others around them.
Our aims for each student are the same – to provide meaningful opportunities for them to learn, grow, develop and aspire, both academically and personally. We offer a wide range of courses. In addition to the traditional academic subjects, we offer vocational and work-related courses to prepare our students for their chosen careers.
We have a flourishing and vibrant Sixth Form which offers a gateway to university, apprenticeships or employment/training.
Unlike many schools we are non-selective as we believe that all students should have equal access to a good secondary education. This makes our results all the more remarkable and a testament to the quality of the teaching at the Academy. This year our GCSE students achieved 70% grades 9-4 (A*-C) including English and maths, our best results yet, even with the more demanding examinations. Sixth Form students at the Academy achieved a 100% pass rate with 33% achieving A*-A across all A Levels. Our Progress 8 score, a Department of Education measure of the progress a student makes during their time at the Academy, puts us in the top three secondary schools in Wandsworth.
Being part of our community will teach our students that their education, like life, is collaborative. Students will learn that tolerance, respect and good behaviour are key to their success, both in the classroom and outside of it.
All students, no matter how academic they are, will do well at Southfields Academy. We provide support for those students who struggle academically and those who excel will be challenged.
By developing a love of learning in our students, we will inspire our students and prepare them for the next stage of their lives by embedding in them a knowledge that their aspirations and prospects should be no different from those of other young people.
We hope you will visit the Academy and enjoy meeting and talking to the staff and students. You will be given a warm welcome.
Jacqueline Valin, Principal
Wanda Golinska, Headteacher
Aims, Vision & Ethos
At Southfields we aim to create a culture of tolerance and respect for others, where students and staff work together to improve. Our vision is to develop a provision that will secure the best life chances for our students once they leave Southfields Academy. This environment must inspire each individual in the community to be the very best that they can be. At Southfields we have the highest expectations of achievement and behaviour and offer a nurturing and supportive environment where we celebrate difference and ensure that everyone meets their full potential. We value every individual and commit to ensuring everyone feels supported and listened to.
We offer the highest quality educational experience, aiming to inspire a generation of lifelong learners, who take pride in their achievements and take ownership of their learning. We believe creativity and imagination are the key to developing future passions and talents. We have a positive, “can do” attitude, believing that the sky is our limit, and we will think creatively and innovatively to meet the needs of our learners and our community.
A successful Southfields student will be one that understands the world we live in and is curious and keen to develop further by learning from others around them. This student will leave Southfields ready for their next stage in education or employment, equipped to learn and to grow.