Eltham College
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
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This school has 1 parent review

Grove Park Road
020 88571455
7 - 18
Other independent school
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Independent inspection report
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) or A*-C including English and maths
GCSE results at grade 9-7

Secondary Data
Explained for parents
3 A levels at AAB or higher inc. two facilitating subjects
A level average point score
Average A level result
A level progress score
GCSE to A level
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Scholarship Status
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Leaver Destinations


School Description

Etlham College has a straightforward commitment: we will give our students an outstanding education, a positive approach and values that will steer them throughout their life. Our founding fathers were guided by their Christian faith; those values are still fundamental to who we are today. We believe in nurturing each student as an individual, and will help them to explore their abilities, find their strengths and thrive. We place a strong emphasis on self-respect, humility and service of others. And we work hard, because we believe in making the most of our gifts every day. We are no exam factory: at Eltham College, our students’ academic success grows from their love of learning for its own sake. We’ll challenge their understanding of how the world works and give them the tools they need to explore it themselves, so they can go as far as they want to. If you like the sound of Eltham College Senior School please come and visit us on one of our Open Days. Please note from September 2020 Eltham College will be welcoming girls for entry into Year 3 and 7, as well as our existing Sixth Form entry.

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Eltham College Reviews

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“Great pastoral care and all-round education”
I have children at the senior school and have been delighted with it. The pastoral care is great. There are two school nurses who have an open-door policy and a wellbeing centre. Children can just drop in for a drink and a chat with them if they're stressed about anything. It seems that the nurses can overrule just about everyone else in the school; what they say goes! They will arrange counselling if required. Form tutors are great at communication with parents and are quick to act if you ask them for help. Lots of sport and music on offer, and plenty of lunchtime clubs etc. Academically, my children have been stretched and supported. My boys feel proud of their school and feel that they're getting a great education. The only fault they find generally is that the catering is not great, but the school is continually trying out new systems to try to make that work better.
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News & events from Eltham College

Last update: 06 May 2021


Visiting a school forms an important part of the decision-making process for families who are shortlisting schools for admissions applications. This autumn we encourage you to join one of our digital open events. These new events will give you the opportunity to hear from the Headmaster and relevant pastoral staff, as well as students and some of our specialist Heads of Department.


Junior School Open Days: Sunday 18 September and Saturday 13 November 2021 Book here >

Senior School and Sixth Form Open Day: Saturday 18 September 2021 Book here >

Sixth Form Open Evening: Tuesday 5 October 2021 Book here >

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Eltham College is committed to giving each child an outstanding education, a positive approach and values that will steer them throughout their life.

From September 2020 Eltham College will become a fully co-educational day school for girls and boys. Both girls and boys will be able to apply for places in Year 3 and Year 7, as well as Sixth Form.

For full information regarding Admissions, please contact the Head of Admissions, Mrs Caro St Clair-Charles, on 0208 857 1455, who will be happy to assist you with any questions you may have. Or click on the link below. 

Open Days are a fantastic opportunity to visit the school, meet staff, see the facilities and get a real sense of who we are, and to assess whether your child would be happy here. 

Individual appointments offer you the opportunity to take a private tour of the school and its grounds, meet our staff and students and see for yourself why our school is such a special place. 

Please contact the Head of Admissions [email protected] for more information. Or click on the link below. 

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Meet the Head: Guy Sanderson

Guy Sanderson was appointed Head in September 2014. He spent his early working life in the City as a stockbroker before moving to Pakistan to work for the United Nations. Upon his return to the UK, he started his teacher training at St Paul’s Boys School, before moving to Whitgift, City of London Boys and then Reigate Grammar where he spent 11 years rising to the post of Deputy Head.

Who/what inspired you to become a teacher?

It was my time working for the UN in Pakistan, who were dealing with the first wave of Afghan refugees, that inspired me to be a teacher. In quieter periods, I helped by teaching at Edwardes College in Peshawar, a former missionary school in the North-West Frontier. This was to prove to be the pivotal experience and convinced me that I wanted to spend the rest of my career helping and challenging bright, young students achieve their potential. 

What achievement are you most proud of as Head?

The varied and individual achievements of the students at Eltham College; that each student is encouraged to find their own voice and passion and that they do so while supporting others.

What does a successful school look like to you?

For me a successful school is one which has created an atmosphere where each individual will find friendship, explore, grow and discover their own direction. With an emphasis on high academic standards and expectation that boys could flourish as easily on the sports field as they could in Music, Art and Drama. 

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

An open mind and an independent love of learning throughout their lives. This will inspire young people to pursue their passions wherever they may lead, and to shape, understand and challenge world views for their generation. It will help them to become tolerant, resilient, interesting and fulfilled in a complex and changing world.

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

Excellence, Integrity, Discovery, Energy, Supportive.

Eltham College 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.

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