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Spacious landscaped grounds supply superb sporting and recreational space for both juniors and seniors. A few well-loved school pets enjoy the grounds too. Comfortable atmosphere pervades, possibly influenced by the many links encouraged between older and younger girls. Traditionally strong music, say parents - instrumental tuition available on most instruments including tuba and harpsichord. Everyone has the opportunity to learn a string instrument in year 3 - quite a few budding cellists look set to impress...

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Croydon High School offers a broad curriculum and academic strength is matched by a wide range of exciting extra-curricular opportunities. Girls are set high standards and are challenged to recognise their individual abilities and to aim to do their very best in all areas of school life. Croydon High is recognised at national level in a number of sports and renowned for high standards of performance in Music and Art. Croydon High operates one of the largest Duke of Edinburgh Award schemes in the country and sixth formers also participate bi-annually in World Challenge. Personal tours available on request to Mrs Sharon Smith, Admissions Registrar, on 020 8260 7543 ...Read more

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking English Language & Lit at an English Independent School (GCE AS level)

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since September 2016, Mrs Emma Pattison, previously deputy head (academic) at St John's School, Leatherhead. A linguist, she started her career at Caterham School, then moved to Guildford High, where she was head of modern foreign languages for the senior and junior schools. She is a keen piano player and singer.

Head of junior school since January 2015, Mrs Sophie Bradshaw BA (Ed) from Exeter, previously academic co-ordinator for years 3-4 at Ardingly Prep School.

Academic matters

Introductory courses in Spanish, German and French in the junior school to tempt young linguists. GCSE results creditable - 62 per cent A*/A grades in 2016. Good all-round education with a strong performance from the science, maths, English and modern foreign languages depts. French, German, Spanish and Latin offered; talented linguists can take up to three...

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Special Education Needs

The school takes an active approach towards identifying and supporting pupils with specific learning needs. Diagnostic screening is given in the Junior School and in Year 7; concerns about individuals raised at a later stage are thoroughly investigated by specialist teachers. Appropriate supporting strategies, discussed with the pupil and her parents, are implemented in the classroom to ensure that each pupil achieves her full learning potential.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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