Southfields Academy

Secondary
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333 Merton Road
Wandsworth
London
SW18 5JU
020 88752600
Pupils
1254
Ages
11 - 18
Gender
Mixed
Type
Academy - Converter mainstream
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(17/10/17)
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56%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
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The school is larger than the average-sized secondary school. The proportion of girls on roll is well below the national average. Over a half of the students are eligible for support through the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for children in the care of the local authority, those known to be eligible for free school meals and the children of service families. This figure is well above the national average. There are very few students in the care of the local authority and none from service families. A tiny number of students are from White British backgrounds and most are of African, Pakistani, Caribbean and Mixed heritage. The proportion of disabled students and those who have special educational needs supported at school action is well above the national average, as is the proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs. The school has a dedicated hearing impaired unit which caters for 15 students with a range of ability and hearing loss from Wandsworth and neighbouring boroughs. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for students’ attainment and progress. Southfields Academy converted to become an academy school in September 2012. When its predecessor school, Southfields Community College, was last inspected by Ofsted, it was judged to be outstanding overall. The school is a part of the Building Schools for the Future programme and, at the time of the inspection, there was a lot of building work on site.

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Southfields Academy Reviews

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“Fantastic school - especially the IT department”
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"> Excellent teaching, especially in the IT department. Our son is now studying computer science at university and that was down to the time the teachers spent with him.
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News & events from Southfields Academy

Last update: 02 May 2019

EVERY DAY IS OPEN DAY AT SOUTHFIELDS ACADEMY

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.

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