Saint Cecilia's Church of England School
|Saint Cecilia's Church of England School|
|Religious affiliation(s)||Church of England|
|Department for Education URN||141808 Tables|
|Interim Headteacher||Mrs Renata Joseph|
|Colour(s)||Burgundy, Green and Grey|
Saint Cecilia's Church of England School (commonly referred to as 'Saint Cecilia's') is a Church of England secondary school in Southfields, south-west London. It opened in 2003 as Saint Cecilia's, Wandsworth Church of England School, and was renamed on 1 March 2015.
Saint Cecilia's admits 150 pupils in Year 7.
The school participates in the coordinated admission scheme of Wandsworth Council. Saint Cecilia's also adheres to the common timetable for admissions including the arrangements for dealing with applications received after the closing date as set out in Wandsworth Council's scheme.
It opened as a voluntary aided school in September 2003 with one year group of 150 pupils. It has been growing incrementally year by year until it reached 750 pupils across Years 7 to 11 in the 2007/2008 academic year. It opened its sixth form in 2008 and has now reached a total expansion of up to 950 children.
In March 2015 the school converted to academy status.
Former school on the site
Saint Cecilia's occupies a part of the site of the former Wandsworth School, a boys' secondary school that merged to become John Archer School in 1986, before finally closing in 1991. Some of the former school's land was sold off for housing, with the original 1927 building converted into flats. Proceeds from the sale of the land helped to finance the £12.4 million cost of building Saint Cecilia's on the southern part of the site.
Saint Cecilia's Church of England school caters for pupils of both sexes aged 11 to 18.
In July 2009 it was announced the school would begin a house system. In September 2009 five houses were introduced. They were (with house colours later voted for by the pupils of each house):
In September 2008 the school expansion led to the opening of the school's sixth form. The Sixth Form caters for around 200 pupils across both the Lower and Upper Sixth.
Saint Cecilia's is a high achieving school and every year, GCSE and A level results are well above average, among the best in Wandsworth LEA.
The school has rugby, netball, athletics and football teams that take part in weekly local and regional competitions. Every year, pupils also take part in the Wimbledon Championships Ball Boys and Girls.
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