Open Events

Our open events are a great way to find out more about studying at St Francis Xavier Sixth Form College. Potential students can meet the teachers, explore the campus and talk to current students about life at SFX. We hold open events throughout the year and visitors can register for free fast track tickets here.

Our next open event is on Wednesday 6 March 4pm - 6pm and you can book your tickets here now

The summer open day wil take place on Wednesday 26 June 2pm - 4pm - tickets available now

The College is set in beautiful grounds, two minutes from Clapham South station. We offer an extensive range of courses, all with excellent success rates:

  • 98% pass rate in A level, BTEC, CTEC and UAL level 3 courses, with 50% of those students achieving high grades. 
  • 95% of our 400+ UCAS applicants progressed to university - far higher than most colleges
  • We are ranked the 2nd best sixth form college in the UK for student progression to university based on prior attainment

At the Open Events you will have the chance to:

  • tour our campus and see the impressive facilities
  • talk to our expert teachers to find out about all of the subjects we have to offer
  • take part in exciting course activities
  • speka to our student ambassadors about life at the College
  • talk to our careers team about the best pathway for you
  • Meet our Principal, Mr Graham Thompson and our Senior Management Team
  • find out how to apply for September 2024
To secure your fast track entry ticket to our next open event, click here 

Why should I choose a sixth form college rather than a 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 are solely focused on teaching 16-19 year olds, 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 will treat you like an adult, and help you prepare you for your next stage at university or in 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 St. Francis Xavier Sixth Form College?

Outstanding Results – our unrivalled quality of teaching, facilities and academic support supports every student to get the best grades possible, and succeed. We are rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted.

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

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 us

St. Francis Xavier Sixth Form College is located on Malwood road, Clapham South, London SW12 8EN. There are bus, train and tube stops nearby. Unfortunately, we are not able to allow visitors to park onsite during the open events, but there is parking available on the surrounding roads and behind the Tesco on Clapham Common Southside.


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).


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.


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.

If you have any questions don't hesitate to get in contact at or 020 8772 6000