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Welcome to Saint Cecilia's Church of England School


Main School

Saint Cecilia’s is a co-educational academy Church of England school for pupils aged 11-18 years in the Diocese of Southwark and the London Borough of Wandsworth. The school is highly successful and well-respected with a proven record of high academic standards taught in a caring, supportive and distinctly Christian environment.

Saint Cecilia’s is primarily a learning community and its culture of teaching and learning unlocks pupils’ potential for self-fulfillment and prepares them to take their place within adult life as well-rounded responsible and caring people.

At the heart of the school is its Christian foundation, where Jesus Christ is reflected in every aspect of school life. This is true in the relationships we build, the choices we make, the attitudes we adopt and the goals for which we strive, and as a Christian school we are proud to declare that we exist to “Glorify God Through Outstanding, Enjoyable Education”.

Sixth Form

Life in the Sixth Form is exciting and vibrant with a real sense of purpose. Students are encouraged to study a combination of courses that are most suited to their interests, particular skill set and future career and life ambitions. Students are encouraged to 'think big'  and 'aim high'. We want every student to at least fulfil, if not exceed, his or her academic potential, and there is a real drive towards achieving academic success.

However, life in the Sixth Form at Saint Cecilia's offers much more than that. It is our desire for students to achieve their academic potential, but equally we want students to leave here having successfully managed the transition from child to adult, and to have developed the skills, abilities, confidence and character to lead fulfilled and happy adult lives and make a valuable contribution to the society in which they live.

Sixth Form Open Evening for entry in September 2016:

For more information or to request our prospectus, please contact our Admissions Officer via email on admissions@saintcecilias.london or via telephone on 020 8780 1244.

About us

Our school community is enriched by a committed staff, good discipline and wide range of extra-curricular and enrichment activities aimed at broadening our pupils’ experiences. We pride ourselves on knowing each child personally, thereby enabling us to monitor carefully the all-round development of each child during his or her time with us.

Indeed, we want all pupils to look back on their time at this school as the happiest time of their lives; this is what we strive for day in and day out. Our success is also built on the excellent partnerships developed with parents and carers, through which we can promote the kind of education that enables our pupils to prosper and receive the very best educational opportunities.

Saint Cecilia’s specialises in the teaching and learning of Music and Mathematics. We are a very popular, over-subscribed school of which parents, staff, pupils and the local community are immensely proud.

I hope you will wish to be a part of this exciting opportunity as we seek to recruit our next cohort of students.

Thank you for you interest in Saint Cecilia's. We look forward to welcoming you to the school in the near future.

Facilities available

The Sixth Form has two distinct areas for the exclusive use of Sixth Form students: a Relaxation Area and a Study Area. The Relaxation Area provides students with a relaxed environment in which they can unwind and socialise. In this area, students have access to comfortable seating, a large fitted kitchen equipped with a microwave and tea and coffee making facilities.

The Sixth Form Study Area provides students with a comfortable IT-rich and a quiet area for individual study.

With its focus on increasing each student’s portfolio of nationally recognised qualifications to accredit learning, our Sixth Form offers an excellent environment for those whose primary aim is to unlock their potential for self-fulfilment in preparation for adult life and the world of work.

Additional support

Pupils with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities

The school is committed to meeting the needs of all its pupils, including those for whom learning is difficult and those who are physically challenged. Children who are particularly able or talented are also welcomed and an appropriate programme devised for each individual to enable her or him to develop her or his particular skills and interests.

Mentoring

We want to establish an environment in which learning can take place in an orderly way. We want pupils to leave us having achieved their full potential, able to think and make decisions for themselves. We therefore seek to provide for the personal welfare of each individual child so that there are as few barriers to learning as possible.

Students are therefore placed in small Mentor Groups, each overseen by a member of staff. Mentors are encouraged to develop a close and trusting relationship with pupils and their parents, acting as the first point of contact wherever possible. Mentor groups meet regularly, but their small size enables individual attention to be given to students as necessary. Mentors also play a central role in the monitoring of pupils’ academic progress and achievement through regular analysis of their attainment grades.

Spiritual Support

In our Christian school which educates over 900 11-18 year olds every day, there are often some very important issues in life that lead to a questioning of faith…and not all of them from Christian pupils. Teenage years are where the most ‘growing’ happens in all aspects of the word and, for example, when a close family member dies or there is a ‘natural’ disaster, there are questions that need to be answered.

Learner success

The school achieved another superb set of A level results in summer 2015 with 84% of all entries receiving A*-C grades, a rise on last year’s impressive figure. More than half (55%) of grades awarded were A*-B with nearly a quarter graded A*-A. More than three quarters (76%) of students notched up A*-B grades in Maths, a rise of nearly 10% on last year’s results. In Spanish, 79% of all entries were awarded A*-B grades, and in French, two thirds of students achieved the same benchmark.

Headteacher Niall Gallagher said: “Saint Cecilia’s has consistently achieved excellent A level results for many years with the majority of students securing places at Russell Group universities including Oxford and Cambridge. These results are a testament to the dedication of our staff and the hard work of the students who deserve the success.”

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Saint Cecilia's Church of England School directly.

Last updated date: 17 March 2016
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  • A: Saint Cecilia's Church of England School
    • Address:
    • Sutherland Grove
    • Southfields
    • London
    • SW18 5JR
    • Telephone number:
    • Switchboard: 02087801244
    • Website:
    • www.saintcecilias.london
    • Email address:
    • info@saintcecilias.london
    • More information:
    • Main School

      Saint Cecilia’s is a co-educational comprehensive school for pupils aged 11-18 years in the Diocese of Southwark and the London Borough of Wandsworth. The school is highly successful and well-respected with a proven record of high academic standards taught in a caring, supportive and distinctly Christian environment.

      The school respects the unique contribution which every individual can make to the community and seeks to place this contribution within a clear structure which both embraces the highest possible academic aspirations and accepts individual differences in ability, aptitude and level of skills. Saint Cecilia’s is primarily a learning community and its culture of teaching and learning unlocks pupils’ potential for self-fulfillment and prepares them to take their place within adult life as well-rounded responsible and caring people.

      At the heart of the school is its Christian foundation, where Jesus Christ is reflected in every aspect of school life. This is true in the relationships we build, the choices we make, the attitudes we adopt and the goals for which we strive, and as a Christian school we are proud to declare that we exist to “Glorify God Through Outstanding, Enjoyable Education”.

      Our school community is enriched by a committed staff, good discipline and wide range of extra-curricular and enrichment activities aimed at broadening our pupils’ experiences. We pride ourselves on knowing each child personally, thereby enabling us to monitor carefully the all-round development of each child during his or her time with us.

      Indeed, we want all pupils to look back on their time at this school as the happiest time of their lives; this is what we strive for day in and day out. Our success is also built on the excellent partnerships developed with parents and carers, through which we can promote the kind of education that enables our pupils to prosper and receive the very best educational opportunities.

      Sixth Form

      Life in the Sixth Form is exciting and vibrant with a real sense of purpose. Students are encouraged to study a combination of courses that are most suited to their interests, particular skill set and future career and life ambitions. Students are encouraged to 'think big'  and 'aim high'. We want every student to at least fulfil, if not exceed, his or her academic potential, and there is a real drive towards achieving academic success.

      However, life in the Sixth Form at Saint Cecilia's offers much more than that. It is our desire for students to achieve their academic potential, but equally we want students to leave here having successfully managed the transition from child to adult, and to have developed the skills, abilities, confidence and character to lead fulfilled and happy adult lives and make a valuable contribution to the society in which they live.