When we ask our students what makes the Sixth Form special they tell us time and again it’s the family-like community. Because we invest considerable time and energy in getting to know each girl individually, we are sensitive to, and celebrate their diversity.

‘The family-like feel
in the Sixth Form
means that it has
become my home.’

—Current Upper Sixth student

‘Coming to Croydon High
as a “new girl” I was apprehensive as to how I would fit in. However, a year on I can honestly say that coming here is the best decision I have ever made.”

—Current Lower Sixth student

At lunch times and break times, especially, the Sixth Form Common Room reverberates with the sound of shared laughter, the celebration of the latest success and even raucous renditions of ‘Happy Birthday.’ Staff support girls, and crucially, they support each other through the twists and turns of an A level programme which is notoriously pressurised. But the sense of community and support here does make things manageable and enjoyable and we find that personal happiness leads to academic success.

Indeed, our Sixth Form is also characterised by a collective academic endeavour which pushes girls to do their very best. Small class sizes allow for an unrivalled level of personalisation and increased contact time. Outside of timetabled lessons, staff can frequently be found with students working together to consolidate learning and to go beyond the bounds of the A level curriculum, such is the shared sense of purpose and ambition.

Finally, the expertise and energy of our Careers Department means that girls leave our Sixth Form armed with the information and skills they need to succeed at university and in their chosen career. Why not come and see for yourself what makes us so special?