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Open Day - Saturday 16th November 2019 - For Entry September 2020

Date and time • Location Saint Francis Xavier Sixth Form College

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Are you looking for a top sixth form college near you? Are you hoping to study A levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma course or a UAL Extended Diploma course?

Saint Francis Xavier Sixth Form College is based in Balham, South London. We offer a fantastic choice of courses, with a strong record of success:

  • 27 A Level Subjects with a 98% Pass Rate (22 with a 100% Pass Rate)
  • 11 BTEC & UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma courses: pass rate of 96% with 75% of students achieving a Distinction* (equivalent of A* at A level) or Distinction grade (equivalent of A at A level).

The Open Day will be taking place on Saturday 16th November between 10am and 2.30pm (last entry at 2.15pm). We recommend allowing at least an hour to view the college facilities, visit your courses of interest and attend a presentation. 

Students will need to attend with a parent or guardian. If this is not possible, please email us at to let us know.

Click here to view the Open Day Programme 

At the Open Day, you will have the chance to:

  • go on a tour of our fantastic facilities
  • meet our wonderful students
  • take part in fun course activities
  • speak to teachers from your courses of interest
  • talk to our careers team about the best courses for you
  • hear from our Principal, Stella Flannery
  • complete an application to join us in September 2020


Why should I choose a sixth form college, and not my school sixth form?

We are sixth form specialists – all of our teaching, facilities and support services are specially designed for 16-19 year olds and their specific needs, and run by experts with years of experience working with this age group.

Course choice – because we do sixth form and nothing else, we can offer a range of courses most schools simply can’t.

Independence – outside of lesson time we will support you to work independently, and manage your study in a way that best suits you. We treat you like an adult, and help you prepare you for your next stage at university or at work.

A fresh start – our students relish the chance to meet a new group of like-minded people, make new friends and explore new opportunities in a fresh environment.

For more information on the benefits of attending a sixth form college, click here.

Why should I choose SFX and not another college?

Outstanding Results – our high quality of teaching, facilities and academic support help every student get the best grades possible, and succeed. Ofsted rated ‘Good’.

Facilities – our facilities are second to none, including our library, gym, sports grounds, music and media studios, chapel, and onsite Starbucks.

Academic & Careers Support – our dedicated academic and careers support teams help every student to reach their full potential, and achieve their desired next steps. We cover the full range of support needed, from those needing help to stay on track, to special support for Oxbridge and Russell Group applicants.

Student wellbeing – we take the physical and mental health of our students seriously, and offer a full range of services designed to help foster wellbeing at the college. As a Catholic school we support and promote values such as kindness, inclusion and respect for everyone; and we pride ourselves on having a vibrant and supportive community.

Getting to SFX Sixth Form College

SFX is located on one site on Malwood road, Balham, SW12 8EN. There are bus, train and tube stops nearby. Unfortunately, we are not able to allow visitors to park onsite during the open day, there is, however, some parking available on the surrounding roads.


The following routes stop nearby: 50 (Croydon/ Thornton Heath/ Norbury/ Streatham/ Clapham/ Stockwell), 155 (Tooting/ Balham/ Clapham/ Stockwell/ Oval/ Kennington/ Elephant & Castle), 249 (Clapham/ Balham/ Tooting/ Streatham/ Crown Point/ Crystal Palace/ Anerley), 315 (West Norwood/ Streatham/ Balham), 355 (Mitcham/ Tooting/ Balham/ Clapham/ Brixton), 690 (West Norwood/ Tulse Hill/ Herne Hill/ Brixton/ Clapham/ Wandsworth Common), G1 (Streatham/ Tooting/ Wandsworth Common/ Clapham Junction).


Balham train station is a 12 minute walk away. As you come out of Balham station, walk straight along the high road past McDonald’s & Sainsbury’s. Malwood road is the left turn opposite Shell Petrol station and Burger King.

Clapham Junction is a 14 minute G1 bus journey away.


Clapham South tube station is a 4 minute walk away. Turn right as you exit away from Clapham Common along the high road and take the first right turn onto Malwood road.

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We look forward to seeing you!