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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 January 2015
Girls Age Range 3-18
Number of pupils 565
Number of sixth formers 90
Nursery £1,588 (Part time) - £3,177 (Full time)
Reception to Year 1 £3,917 per term
Year 2 - Year 6 £3,995 - £4,235 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 warm and caring environment where learning is both challenging and fun. Moving on to Reception, the foundations of numeracy and literacy are established, whilst building confidence and finding out what sparks each girl's imagination.

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. 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.

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