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Croydon High School GDST

Croydon High School GDST

Old Farleigh Road, Selsdon, South Croydon, CR2 8YB, Surrey

020 8260 7500



Croydon High School GDST
School type Girls' Day
Founded 1874
Headmistress Mrs Emma Pattison
Date Appointed September 2016
Girls Age Range 3-18
Number of pupils 580
Number of sixth formers 75
Nursery £1,58850 (Part time) - £3,280 (Full time)
Reception £3,917 per term
Year 1 - Year 6 £3,975 - £4,393 per term
Associations GSA, AGBIS, ASCL,GDST

Inspiring every girl, every day.

Croydon High School in Selsdon, Surrey is an exceptional independent day school for girls aged 3 to 18. Part of the Girls' Day School Trust, the leading network of independent girls schools in the UK, Croydon High has been delivering outstanding education to local girls since 1874.

The Junior School, on the same spacious 22 acre site as the seniors, shares the excellent sports facilities, with indoor swimming pool, tennis and netball courts and a floodlit all weather artificial hockey pitch.

Visitors often comment on how relaxed and confident the girls are in their school environment. According to Head of Juniors, Sophie Bradshaw, this is the most important aspect of what the school does. "Happy girls, who are comfortable to talk about their work, their ideas and their concerns are best placed to learn", she says.

Girls join Nursery aged 3 for mornings or full days; it is a nurturing environment where learning is both challenging and engaging for naturally curious girls. Our Nursery class is a 'Pre-Reception' where the foundations of numeracy and literacy are established, whilst building confidence, independence and finding out what sparks each girl's imagination. Moving on to Reception, Nursery girls are joined by a new 4+ intake and work towards and in many cases beyond the Early Learning Goals.

Light, bright purpose-built classrooms and bespoke Music and Drama suites are well resourced and spacious. In the innovative 4D room, a combination of sound, light, music and touch inspires junior school pupils to produce wonderful written and creative work. The girls enjoy specialist teaching in Sport, Drama, Music, Languages and Computer Science. Transferrable computing skills are embedded at an early stage - embracing technology is a significant strength in the school.

Thanks to a legacy from a former Music teacher, all girls in Year 3 have the opportunity to learn a stringed instrument with free tuition for a year and many continue with this. Many also attend the wide range of extra-curricular clubs. Pastoral care is an absolute priority with the school supporting girls as they develop socially, always encouraging them to 'have a go' and celebrating success and effort equally. Inspirational teaching and a focus on the individual maximises potential and prepares girls academically and emotionally to make a seamless transition to the senior school in Year 7.

Applications are welcomed for 3+, 4+ and 7+ and places are occasionally available in other year groups.

For more details or to arrange to visit the school, please contact Junior Admissions Registrar, Clare Macmillan on c.macmillan@cry.gdst.net or 020 8260 7508.