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Riddlesdown Collegiate, Croydon

Borough: Croydon
Address: Honister Heights
Town: Purley
Postcode: CR8 1EX
Phone: 020 8668 5136
Fax: 020 8660 9025
Website: Riddlesdown Collegiate
Nearest tube or station:

Funded: Academy
Admissions: Comprehensive
Gender: Mixed
Age group: 11-18
Number of Pupils:
Latest Ofsted report (external)
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Riddlesdown Collegiate (formerly Riddlesdown High School) is a coeducational school. The school specialises in science. Riddlesdown is the largest school in Croydon in terms of pupil numbers. In September 2009, the school's name changed from Riddlesdown High School to Riddlesdown Collegiate, featuring six colleges; four of the six colleges in the collegiate are 11–16 colleges with another for sixth form (16–19) and a Creative and Performing Arts College.
Riddlesdown Collegiate
  • builds stronger links with families as siblings join the same College as older brothers and sisters
  • provides unparalleled opportunities alongside and beyond the curriculum through which students learn and develop
  • creates dynamic teaching links as colleagues work more closely on the learning of individual students
  • improves support for all students as teachers get to know them even better
  • delivers the highest of standards within traditional expectations of behaviour, uniform and hard work
In 2011, Ofsted reported:
"The Principal has succeeded in communicating a clear vision for the continued improvement of the Collegiate and he enjoys the support of a committed leadership team in making this happen. He is also supported well by the headteachers of colleges and directors of learning. The Principal has made good use of data about the performance of the Collegiate to inform self-evaluation, planning for improvement and the setting of challenging targets."



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