St Francis Xavier Sixth Form College

Wandsworth, United Kingdom

Location: Wandsworth, United Kingdom
Phase: Further Education
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 16+ years

About St Francis Xavier Sixth Form College

About us

Saint Francis Xavier Sixth Form College is a dynamic and ambitious sixth form college of 1250 students situated within the London borough of Wandsworth. The College educates 16-19 year olds offering courses in A-Levels, BTECs and UAL. The College achieves excellent outcomes and positive value added and is proud to support many young people from non-traditional and disadvantaged backgrounds to successful progression into higher education and employment. We are proud to be a Catholic college for the whole community, welcoming students and staff of all faiths, no faith and everything in between. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, volunteers and governors to share this commitment.

Principal’s Welcome Message

I am delighted that you are considering applying to work at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Sixth Form College.

At St. Francis Xavier we understand the importance of recruiting talented and well-qualified staff to maintain excellence in all that the College does. We are a thriving sixth form college and this could be your opportunity to join an outstanding team of enthusiastic and committed individuals who value the welcoming, friendly and supportive environment that exists here.Both teaching and support staff are enthusiastic, creative and committed to making a positive contribution towards the College community.  Our staff are passionate about working with young people and always go the extra mile to provide guidance and support to help them succeed. If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you!

The College is a wonderful and vibrant place to work. It offers outstanding education to students aged 16-19 and we are dedicated to the pursuit of quality in teaching and learning and to the achievement of high standards in everything that we do. The College is currently in the middle of a digital innovation strategy with all teachers and approximately a third of students in possession of an iPad. It is our aim that within the next 18 months all students will be using an iPad as a core resource for their learning. Furthermore, teachers are encouraged to research innovative and creative teaching, learning and assessment strategies to engage learners and continue to improve outcomes for all.

So what can the College offer to you? Because we know that our staff members are passionate about education, learning and self-development, as a new teacher to the College you will have the opportunity to develop professionally through a programme of training developed both in-house and through external agencies. Participation and collaboration are core values and expected behaviours of staff at SFX; every staff member is a source of new ideas, useful insights and feedback; we are a highly skilled community and keen to learn from each other as well as look outwards. The sharing of materials and ideas is standard amongst teaching staff; resources are easily accessible through Google Drive.  To this end, supported experiments and exchange of sound teaching and assessment strategies are encouraged, with the needs of the learner at centre of all we do. A key to the success of SFX are its staff and the positive relationships we have with our learners.

And if you are a newly qualified teacher then the SFX Induction programme for NQTs is designed with advice from Wandsworth Education which acts as the Appropriate Body for the Induction of Newly Qualified Teachers.  Those early careers teachers who need to, are supported and mentored to attain QTLS.  Secondary school work experience can be arranged for two weeks, usually in the summer term of your first year, Progression opportunities exist across the College; much of this is designed to develop young talent to achieve their potential over time.

The College is committed to the health and wellbeing of staff and offers the following range of benefits:

● Excellent training opportunities;

● Free use of our state-of-the-art gym;

● Free Fitness Classes for Staff;

● Staff wellbeing days and activities;

● Staff social activities

● Free annual flu vaccinations for staff;

● Free eye tests;

● Cycle to work scheme;

● Subsidised on-site staff massage service;

● Confidential Counselling Services;

● An on-site nursery in a supportive community environment;

● Just a 2-minute walk from Clapham South Underground Station;

● Free On-Site Parking;

We recognise and value the contribution of all staff in achieving our success. As such, the College seeks to recruit, retain and develop high quality staff. We recognise that this will be achieved by embracing equality of opportunity and promoting diversity in our staff group. We value our staff and their contribution to the College and are committed to developing and retaining our employees. If you would like to be a part of one of the best sixth form colleges in the country and join our vibrant community of teaching and support staff, then we can’t wait to hear from you!

I very much look forward to welcoming you as a member of the St. Francis Xavier College community.

Graham Thompson



By Tube

Clapham South tube station is a 2-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.

By Train

Balham train station is a 12-minute walk or 5-minute bus ride away. As you come out of Balham station, walk straight along the high road past McDonald's and 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.

By Bus

Located just off the main A24, the College is well served by local bus routes including: 50, 155, 249, 315, 355, 690, G1

By Bike

Bike parking and storage facilities are available on site and the College participates in the ‘Cycle to Work Scheme’.


Malwood Road is directly off the A24, Balham Hill. There is free car parking on-site.

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Address: Malwood Road, Balham, London, SW12 8EN, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8772 6000
Positions available at St Francis Xavier Sixth Form College