Croydon High Seniors is a private secondary school in Croydon. We are delighted to show you what sets us apart as a school for inspirational young women. Dorinda Neligan, the school’s founder, understood the importance of nurturing individuality, as demonstrated by having pupils wear ivy leaves in their hair to distinguish them from the crowd. Miss Neligan’s legacy endures today – and not only in the ivy that adorns our school brand! We are proud to educate motivated, ambitious and confident girls, who continue to stand out in the same way.

Visit Senior School

What to expect at our private secondary school in Croydon

A diverse community brings a variety of experiences to and from the school. Our intake into the senior school is comprised of a large number of primary and prep schools, alongside our own junior school girls. Correspondingly, talents are identified as they emerge and nurtured in every direction for every girl. The results, exams or otherwise, speak for themselves. Whether it be meetings at Downing Street, finals at the Olympic Park, marching banners at the Royal Albert Hall, photographing the local Mayor, singing at the Royal Academy, treading the boards at the Edinburgh Fringe or launching your own tech company, justified ambition is enabled at Croydon High School.

Please do come and visit. Your tour guide may not boast about the fact she might be a poetry prize winner, an accomplished gymnast, a Team GB athlete, a Diploma level Harpist, a prize winning debater, a Victoria and Albert recognised artist… the list goes on. Even if she doesn’t tell you these things, you will probably sense that there is something special about her. What she probably will do, however, is celebrate her peers’ achievements, large and small.

That’s what makes her a Croydon High girl.

Croydon High welcomes a diverse community of girls. Comprised of a large number of pupils from external primary and prep schools, alongside our own Junior School girls, their individual talents are identified as they emerge into secondary school and a tailored approach is employed for every girl in our care. The results, in both exam results and personal development, speak for themselves. 

Every day at Croydon High is different, with a variety of curricular and co-curricular opportunities on offer. To mention a few recent activities:

  • Treading the boards at the Edinburgh Fringe
  • Launching a tech company
  • Winning competitions and receiving awards at the TeenTech Festival
  • Singing in a mass choir at the Royal Academy of Music
  • Developing, marketing and selling products in a Spitalfields Market stall
  • Music and sports tours to places like France, Barbados and South Africa

Underpinning these unique opportunities is a routine of regular activities: co-curricular clubs, twice-weekly assemblies run by teachers, external speakers, and the girls, lunchtime events, after-school fixtures or rehearsals, and – of course – plenty of lesson time. Sample a typical day in the life of a Croydon High Senior School pupil here

Open Days at our private secondary school in Croydon

The best way to experience our Senior School is to Book a Visit or come to one of our Open Days. One of our pupils will be your tour guide, giving you the most authentic insight into the school.   She may not boast that she’s  a poetry prize winner, an accomplished gymnast, a Team GB athlete, a Diploma level harpist, a prize-winning debater, a Victoria and Albert recognised artist… to name just a few of the many and varied accomplishments you might find in our pupils. Even if she doesn’t tell you these things, you will probably sense there is something special about her. We believe every  girl is special and at Croydon High, we offer a tailored education for truly remarkable girls. 

Join us at our next Open Day or book a private tour,to find out more about what makes our school a wonderful place for your daughter to flourish…

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