Welcome To Our Virtual Open Evening 2020
Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and the necessary social distancing measures we’ve put in place, we unfortunately cannot host Year 6 pupils and their parents at our much talked about, and looked forward to, academy open evening this year.
We’re sorry you won’t be able to join us. As an alternative to this, we’ve created this page to act as a ‘virtual open evening’ that will be live from Monday 7th September. You’ll be able to meet some of our staff, learn more about what our students will be studying at secondary school and even take a virtual tour of our school!
This page will remain live from Monday 7th September, so please feel free to visit and take a look as many times as you like!
We are a popular and oversubscribed school. To ensure your child has the best chance of securing a place for September 2021, applications stating Southmoor as first choice must be submitted to the Local Authority between 7th September and 31st October 2020.
You can submit your application by visiting this page and following the online instructions.
Welcome to Southmoor Academy
Southmoor Academy is a special place. We have a reputation, honed over the years, for getting the basics right – for high standards and even higher expectations. But we also aim to be at the cutting edge of education today – whether as winners of a national award for our work on Social Mobility, as pioneers in the delivery of careers education, or as partners with world leading universities like Oxford and Durham.
‘Aspire, Achieve, Enjoy’ is our motto, and we value all three parts of it. Our aim is to take your child from primary school to a place in a top university or a fulfilling career, to give them the tools they need to succeed when they get there, and to ensure they enjoy the journey!
In these difficult times education has never been more important. We hope you enjoy our virtual open evening and we look forward to meeting you and your child soon.
To start, watch the video below which gives you an insight into Southmoor Academy and all the exciting events we took part in over the last year.
An Introduction to Life at Southmoor Academy
Below you’ll find some explanations of all sorts of the important things you’ll need to know about starting at Southmoor. To begin, we’ve put together an image slideshow with some images reflecting life at Southmoor Academy.
Getting the Best Outcomes for Our Students
At Southmoor we pride ourselves on giving every student the opportunity to achieve their best. Aspiration is one of our highest priorities and we place a lot of importance in helping pupils recognise what they are capable of as well as unlocking their full potential. This not only means good results but also fostering a sense of direction in our students. Vice Principal, Mr. Wright, explains more about aspirations at Southmoor in the video below.
Our results speak for themselves. This year 11 students achieved an extraordinary total of at least eight GCSEs each, all at Grades 7 – 9. We also had particular success in English where an incredible 72 of our students achieving the highest possible grades of 7- 9.
At A-Level we had even greater success with students now heading to some truly amazing destinations at the UK’s top universities. In total an outstanding 43% of our students hold offers from Russell Group Universities. This includes three students heading to the prestigious Oxford University (more than any previous year), seven to Durham University and a fantastic 16 students to Newcastle University. Sheffield, Leeds, Glasgow, Manchester, Edinburgh, York and many other universities are some of our other top destinations for this year’s cohort.
Don’t just take our world for it though! Look below for some of the happy faces from our results day this year as proof of the kinds of success we offer!
Click Here for Top A-Level Results & Destinations
What We’re All About
Next you’ll find some useful links to information about Southmoor. Click the buttons below to find out more…
In the boxes below you’ll find a few short videos from our school leadership explaining more about key aspects of our school ethos, such as, aspiration, our curriculum, expectations, enrichment, personal development and careers learning.
Click Here to Learn About Learning & Progression Southmoor Academy
Click Here to Learn About Behaviour & Uniform at Southmoor Academy
Click Here to Learn About Enrichment & Extra-Curricular Activities at Southmoor Academy
Click Here to Learn About Pupil Support at Southmoor Academy
Click Here to Learn About Careers Learning & Personal Development at Southmoor Academy
Click Here to Learn About The Sixth Form at Southmoor Academy
Subjects at Southmoor
In this section you’ll get a little introduction to the subjects you’ll be studying at Southmoor by our Subject Leaders. There are also some taster tasks for you to try out. Make sure you check out our competition as the best piece of work we receive from our taster tasks will win a prize! Finally, you can also see the teachers in each department who could be teaching you next year…
Click Here to Learn About Art & Design
Click Here to Learn About English Language & Literature
Click Here to Learn About Geography
Click Here to Learn About History
Click Here to Learn About ICT & Computing
Click Here to Learn About Maths
Click Here to Learn About Modern Foreign Languages
Click Here to Learn About Music
Click Here to Learn About Drama
Click Here to Learn About Science
Click Here to Learn About Physical Education & Sport
You could take home our school mascot or one of the other fantastic prizes we’re offering! Check out the taster tasks in the subject section above and have a go at completing one yourself! Once you’ve finished your work, we’d love to see it. Send in your completed task to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31st October 2020 and we’ll automatically enter you into our Open Evening Competition. The best enteries will then receive a prize!
Keep in Touch
You can receive weekly updates about everything that’s happening at Southmoor Academy by signing up to our Academy Blog. Every week we take the best stories, news and events from around our school and sixth form and deliver them right to your inbox. Sign up now and you’ll never miss a thing! Visit this page to sign up, find out more and read our most recents blogs.
Make Southmoor Your Choice
The preference period for secondary schools in Sunderland is now open. If you’d like your child to study at Southmoor Academy as a Year 7 student in our 2021/2022 academic year, now is the time to make your choice! We are a very popular school, with an over subscribed cohort in our last few years, so to ensure your child’s place at Southmoor please select us as your first choice on the Sunderland City Council Applications Website as soon as possible.
Thank you and we hope to see you and your child soon, if you’d like to find out more about us, take a look through our prospectus below.