Chestnut Grove Academy
45 Chestnut Grove
Balham, London SW12 8JZ

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Dear Prospective Students and Families,

On this page of the school’s website you will find all the necessary sixth form specific materials to ease the remote Induction process.  

The aim is to have all the relevant sixth form paperwork and documents located centrally here for you to familiarise yourself with ahead of enrolment appointments.  Please do make every effort to have read this information over carefully before your specific appointment.

Items and Documents located here:
• Welcome video from Mr Kingsley, Headteacher
• Welcome video from Mr Taylor, Deputy Headteacher & Director of Sixth Form
Sixth Form Prospectus
Updated Sixth Form Course Guide for September 2021 Entry
• Quotes from our Ofsted Inspection Report: 29-30 January 2019

Enrolment Dates:
• External Enrolment:   TBC
(This is for students joining us from other schools and colleges only)

• Internal Enrolment:  TBC
(This is for students transitioning from CGA Y11 into Y12 only)

NB.  Appointment times will be sent out separately in a letter before the end of term.  Details of what you will need to bring with you to your enrolment appointment will be listed on your appointment letter. 

Please be advised that we cannot enrol any student into the sixth form without a parent/carer present at the enrolment interview, to sign the Sixth Form Student Code of Conduct (Student Contract).

I look forward to welcoming you to the Sixth Form at Chestnut Grove Academy, and to supporting you in securing your futures.  If you have any further queries please do contact us on

Best wishes,

Jonathan Taylor
Deputy Headteacher,
Director of Sixth Form

​Sixth Form Prospectus

Course Guide

Quotes from Ofsted:  29-30 January Inspection report
The Sixth Form at Chestnut Grove Academy

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils (p.1)

  • ‘The quality of provision and outcomes in the sixth form are outstanding.  Teaching and assessment are consistently strong.  Students study a curriculum that supports their specific needs, interests and future plans very well.’
  • ‘Pupils receive high-quality careers guidance, enabling a high proportion of pupils to access further and higher education, and apprenticeships.’

16 to 19 study programmes:  Outstanding (pp.7-8)

  • ‘The majority of students take academic A-level courses; in recent years, students’ progress in these subjects has been consistently above average.  Inspection evidence also shows that students make strong progress and achieve well in vocational subjects.  A high proportion of students receive offers from the top Russell Group universities.’
  • ‘The quality of teaching, learning and assessment in the sixth form is outstanding.  Teachers have excellent subject knowledge and share their enthusiasm for their subjects with students who are keen to learn.  Teachers routinely plan lessons which engage and motivate students.’
  • ‘Students have very positive relationships with staff, which motivate them to engage fully with their courses.  This, together with consistently high-quality teaching, ensures that students make outstanding progress.’
  • ‘The entry requirements into the sixth form and the curriculum have been revised to ensure that students access and complete courses that match closely with their abilities and needs.  Students currently choose from a wide range of academic and vocational courses that support their future career aspirations and prepare them exceptionally well for their next steps.’
  • ‘The school’s work to ensure that students have the opportunity for work-based learning is very effective.  All students benefit from appropriate work experience placements.  As a result, students gain an insight into the world of work and future career choices.’
  • ‘Students who have not achieved the minimum expected GCSE qualifications in English and mathematics make strong progress towards achieving them by the time they leave the sixth form.’
  • ‘Leaders ensure that students benefit from effective careers advice and guidance.  Consequently, the vast majority of students move on to universities, further education, apprenticeships or employment.  Leaders track students’ destinations rigorously.  For example, almost all students who left the sixth form last year went on to employment, higher or further education or apprenticeships.’
  • Students behave impeccably.  They are courteous and very complimentary about their sixth form.  They feel safe and well supported, and all would recommend the sixth form to their younger peers.’