Croydon High School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
PUPILS
732
AGES
3 - 18
GENDER
Girls only
TYPE
Other independent school
SCHOOL GUIDE RATING

How Does The School Perform?

Excellent
NATIONAL AVG. 2.09
Independent Inspection
Report
(13/10/2022)
Full Report - All Reports
78%
NATIONAL AVG. 38%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
100%
NATIONAL AVG. 45%
GCSE Grade 5 (strong pass) or above in both English and maths
86%
NATIONAL AVG. 59%
Top grades at GCSE (9-7)
34%
NATIONAL AVG. 11%
3 A levels at AAB or higher inc. two facilitating subjects
74%
NATIONAL AVG. 54%
Top grades at A level (A*/A)
DATA
GUIDE

Secondary Data
Explained for parents
43.79
A level average point score
NATIONAL AVERAGE 35.48
B
+
Average A level result
NATIONAL AVERAGE B-
Day
Boarding Type
Available
Scholarship Status
£3,448
to
£5,934
Day Fees Per Term

Top Grades Compared With Other Schools

59% Independent Average Croydon High School 86% GCSE
54% Independent Average Croydon High School 74% A level

Top grades at GCSE (7-9) and top grades at A level (A*/A)


School Video

School Prospectus

Old Farleigh Road
Selsdon
South Croydon
CR2 8YB
020 8260 7500

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School Description

Croydon High School offers all through education for girls from the age of 3 to 18. Its 14 acre green belt site offers magnificent grounds, airy classrooms, a floodlit all weather pitch and science, music and sports blocks. The wide ranging curriculum and broad extracurricular opportunities are supported by the school's outstanding pastoral care structure.

Croydon High School Parent Reviews



Average Parent Rating


“A wonderful community to be part of”


I feel so lucky to have my daughters at Croydon High School. This school is nourishing, creative, ambitious and it radiates this incredible positive energy. My daughters are fully supported, and they are given the tools to achieve their full potential. The curriculum is challenging and the co-curricular programme is outstanding. The pupils who attend Croydon High School are proud to be part of this wonderful community.
“A nurturing environment to help my daughter fly”


My daughter has attended Croydon High since year 7. She is almost at the end of her journey at the school. It has built her confidence, academic achievement and enabled her to explore interests and activities in abundance. The individual nurturing from all staff from her form tutors, academic and support staff has been outstanding. A fabulous school.
“So much outside the classroom”


At a time when many parents and children are “caught in the headlights” of SATS and the media talks of “teaching to the test”, I really feel like this school has been the right place for my daughters’ education. It is not just about the good teaching and smaller classes, but so much is offered here outside of the classroom. There are opportunities and experiences that are hard to measure, but I am certain, they form and influence my girls and prepare them for their futures. Parents often don’t say it enough, but we do appreciate all that you do greatly.
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News, Photos and Open Days from Croydon High School

Last update: 18 January 2024
OPEN DAYS AND VIRTUAL VISITS

Throughout the year, we hold a number of Open Events which entail a tour of the site where you will see all of our facilities and extensive grounds, followed by a talk from our Head.

Visitors are always – without fail – impressed by every girl they meet. From the youngest to the oldest, they present themselves as outstanding ambassadors for the school in whatever situation they find themselves.

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CROYDON HIGH SCHOOL GDST RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS ARTSMARK GOLD AWARD

 

Pupils and staff at Croydon High are celebrating after receiving a prestigious Artsmark Gold Award in a momentous year for the programme as it celebrates 20 years of arts, culture and creativity in schools.

 

 

Dr Darren Henley CBE, Chief Executive of the Arts Council, said: “I would like to congratulate Croydon High School on their Artsmark Award. Becoming an Artsmark school demonstrates that through offering a broad, ambitious, and creative curriculum, every pupil can develop character and resilience, increasing their knowledge, curiosity and skills that will remain with them through to adult life.”

 

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CROYDON HIGH’S CLASS OF 2023 ARE READY TO MOVE ON AND REACH FOR THE STARS!

Following the national trend where grades have returned this year to pre-pandemic levels, Croydon High is very proud to report an overall uplift in A Level grades from those achieved in 2019. This is in keeping with the school’s on-going upward academic trajectory.

Croydon High School is extremely proud to announce that almost 50% of all A Level grades awarded this year are an outstanding A* or A. In addition to this impressive statistic, 80% of all grades awarded are A*- B.

Croydon High’s Head, Annabel Davies was clearly thrilled to have the opportunity to recognise what she describes as a ‘truly inspirational year group’. 

“We must remember that this is a cohort who missed out on the experience of formally sitting for their GCSEs in 2021, but who have gone on to achieve some truly fantastic exam outcomes at A Level. These pupils embody the traits and values we seek to nurture at Croydon High, showing determination, resilience and aspiration in abundance. I have no doubt that the journey ahead will be fulfilling and exciting for every one of them.”

 

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ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY AWARDS CROYDON HIGH, HEAD OF PHYSICS

 

Mrs. Arabi Karteepan, Head of Physics at Croydon High School, has been awarded the prestigious 2024 Secondary and Further Education Award, recognising her outstanding contributions to promoting Astronomy and Space Science within the educational community.

Mrs. Karteepan's achievements include leading one of the first successful launches from a UK school of high-altitude meteorological balloons, reaching an impressive altitude of over 32,000 metres. This accomplishment, involving two payloads, demonstrated her commitment to hands-on, experiential learning, providing her pupils with a unique and engaging experience.

 

 

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Meet the Head: Annabel Davies

Ms Annabel Davies recently returned to the UK from working at Harrow International School Hong Kong where she was Principal Deputy Head (Curricular) leading on curriculum and teaching and learning across the school for pupils aged from 3-18. Throughout her career, she has held leadership positions in both international and UK-based schools, including Surbiton
High School.


Ms Davies is a musician and studied music at Wells Cathedral School before moving on to Royal Holloway, University of London, to continue her study of music. She achieved the National Qualification of Headship in March 2022. Ms Davies is an enthusiastic advocate of the benefits of an all-girls’ education believing that the development of skills such as resilience, creativity, emotional intelligence and the ability to lead are essential traits to be developed in a girl’s educational journey.

Who/what inspired you to become a teacher?

Music triggered my desire to be a teacher. I had a fantastic Director of Music when I was at Prep School who really believed in me and always encouraged me. I was certainly inspired as a musician by him, going on to study music at Wells Cathedral School and then at university.

We are still in touch now and I used to teach on his summer music courses until very recently. He made a huge impact on my life and I knew early on that I wanted to do the same for other young people.

What achievement are you most proud of as Head?

As the new Head of Croydon High School, I am already so proud of the spirit of the school and the achievements of the pupils. The school community has achieved so much despite the challenges of the pandemic. I think as a Head, you are always proud of the developments of each child and being able to see them flourish is the greatest privilege.

What does a successful school look like to you?

A successful school is vibrant; it has a buzz of excitement amongst both pupils and staff. Successful schools care about their whole community and aim for high standards in all areas. I believe successful schools are forward thinking and ready to embrace opportunities. They nurture each and every child in their care and ensure open and honest communication. A successful school has integrity at the centre of all it does. The pupils should be at the heart of every school. At Croydon High, we are committed to making a difference to ‘every girl, every day’. This is our mantra and permeates everything we do.

 

What is the most important quality you want every child to have when they leave your school? And why?

I believe that resilience is one of the most important qualities we nurture in our pupils. The modern world is complex and rapidly evolving and I believe it is vital that our girls develop a strength of character that allows them to thrive in any environment. Research has shown that ’human qualities’ are going to be even more important as technology continues to develop. I believe resilience is a key strength that will transform a young person’s ability to navigate the world and their place in it.

Please give 5 words to describe the ethos of your school.

Inspirational, nurturing, innovative, curious, and kind.

Croydon High School Catchment Area Map

This school is independently managed and its admission criteria may be selective. There is no set catchment area as pupils are admitted from a wide variety of postcodes and, in the case of boarding schools, from outside the UK. Contact the school directly or visit their website for more information on Admissions Policy and Procedures.