List of schools in Croydon

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The London Borough of Croydon is one of the boroughs in London with the most schools. They include primary schools (95), secondary schools (21) and four further education establishments.[1] Croydon College has its main building in Croydon, it is a low rise building.[2] John Ruskin College[3] is one of the other colleges in the borough, located in Addington and Coulsdon College[4] in Coulsdon. South Norwood has been the home of Spurgeon's College, a world-famous Baptist theological college, since 1923; Spurgeon's is located on South Norwood Hill and currently has some 1000 students. Winterbourne Junior Boys' and Winterbourne Junior Girls Schools are the only single-sex state primary schools in the United Kingdom. The London Borough of Croydon is the local education authority for the borough. Croydon operates a comprehensive system of education but there are a number of formerly selective schools in the borough; including The John Fisher School and Coloma Convent Girls' School

This list covers primary school (including infant and junior schools), secondary schools and further education colleges in the borough. Schools are in the state sector unless otherwise indicated:

State schools[edit]

Primary schools[edit]


There are over 90 primary schools in the borough and 6 specialist primary schools for children with special needs.

School Location School website
All Saints CofE Junior Upper Norwood
All Saints Infant Upper Norwood
Applegarth Junior New Addington
Applegarth Nursery and Infant New Addington
(Ashburton) Oasis Primary, Shirley Park Ashburton
Atwood Primary Sanderstead
Beaumont Primary Purley
Benson Primary and Nursery Shirley
Beulah Junior School Thornton Heath
Beulah Nursery and Infant Thornton Heath
Broadmead Junior School Croydon
Broadmead Nursery and Infant Croydon
Byron Primary Coulsdon
Castle Hill Primary New Addington
Chipstead Valley Primary Coulsdon
Christ Church CofE Primary Purley
Coulsdon CofE Primary Coulsdon
Courtwood Primary Croydon
Cypress Infant South Norwood
Cypress Junior South Norwood
David Livingstone Academy Thornton Heath
Davidson Primary Croydon
Downsview Primary and Nursery Upper Norwood
Ecclesbourne Primary Thornton Heath
Elmwood Infant Croydon
Elmwood Junior Croydon
Fairchildes Primary New Addington
Forestdale Primary School Croydon
Gilbert Scott Primary School South Croydon
Gonville Primary Thornton Heath
Good Shepherd Catholic Primary New Addington
Greenvale Primary South Croydon
Gresham Primary Sanderstead
Heavers Farm South Norwood
Howard Primary Croydon
Kenley Primary Whyteleafe
Kensington Avenue Primary Thornton Heath
Keston Primary Coulsdon
Kingsley Primary Croydon
Margaret Roper Catholic Primary Purley
Monks Orchard Primary Croydon
Norbury Manor Primary Croydon
Orchard Way Croydon
The Oval Primary Addiscombe
Parish Church CofE Junior Croydon
Parish Church CofE Nursery and Infant Croydon
Park Hill Infant Croydon
Park Hill Junior Croydon
Purley Oaks Primary South Croydon
Regina Coeli Catholic Primary South Croydon
Ridgeway Primary South Croydon
Rockmount Primary Upper Norwood
Roke Primary Kenley
Rowdown Primary New Addington
Ryelands Primary South Norwood
Selsdon Primary and Nursery South Croydon
Smitham Primary Coulsdon
South Norwood Primary South Norwood
Spring Park Croydon
St Aidan's Catholic Primary Coulsdon
St Chad's Catholic Primary Selhurst
St Cyprian's Greek Orthodox Primary Thornton Heath
St James The Great Catholic Primary and Nursery Thornton Heath
St John's CofE Primary Shirley
St Joseph's RC Infant Upper Norwood
St Joseph's RC Junior Upper Norwood
St Mark's CofE Primary South Norwood
St Mary's Catholic Infant Croydon
St Mary's RC Junior Croydon
St Peter's Primary South Croydon
St Thomas Becket Catholic Primary Woodside
The Hayes Kenley
The Wattenden Purley
The Aerodrome Primary School [a] Waddon
West Thornton Primary Croydon
Whitehorse Manor Infant Thornton Heath
Whitehorse Manor Junior Thornton Heath
Winterbourne Junior Boys' Thornton Heath
Winterbourne Junior Girls' Thornton Heath
Winterbourne Nursery and Infant Thornton Heath
Wolsey Infant New Addington
Wolsey Junior New Addington
Woodcote Infant and Nursery Coulsdon
Woodcote High School Coulsdon
Woodside Children's Centre and Infant School Woodside
Woodside Junior School Woodside


  • a Duppas Junior School and Waddon Infants School merged to form The Aerodrome Primary School in September 2010, in recognition of the former Croydon Airport.[6][7]

Special schools[edit]


School Location School website
Beckmead Monks Orchard
Bensham Manor Thornton Heath
Priory South Norwood
Red Gates Purley Way
St Giles School South Croydon
Rutherford School South Croydon
St Nicholas Purley

Secondary schools[edit]


School Location School website
Addington High School New Addington
The Archbishop Lanfranc School Thornton Heath
Archbishop Tenison's School Croydon
BRIT School Selhurst
Coloma Convent Girls' School Shirley
Edenham High School Shirley
Harris Academy Purley Purley
Harris Academy Upper Norwood Upper Norwood
Harris City Academy Crystal Palace South Norwood
Harris Academy South Norwood South Norwood
The John Fisher School Purley
Norbury Manor Business and Enterprise College for Girls Thornton Heath
Oasis Academy Coulsdon Coulsdon
Oasis Academy Shirley Park Ashburton
The Quest Academy South Croydon
Riddlesdown Collegiate Croydon
St Andrew's CofE High School Croydon
St Joseph's College Upper Norwood
St Mary's High School Croydon
Shirley High Performing Arts College Shirley
Thomas More Catholic School Purley
Virgo Fidelis Convent Senior School Upper Norwood
Woodcote High School Coulsdon

Independent schools[edit]

School Location School website
Al Khair School East Croydon
Croydon High School Selsdon
Cumnor House School South Croydon
Elmhurst School for Boys South Croydon
Old Palace School of John Whitgift Croydon
Royal Russell School Croydon
St. David's School Purley
Trinity School of John Whitgift Shirley
Whitgift School South Croydon

Further education colleges[edit]

School Location School website
Cambridge Tutors College South Croydon
Coulsdon College Old Coulsdon
Croydon College[1] Croydon
Croydon College (Sixth Form)[2] Croydon
Croydon College (Skills and Enterprise)[3] Croydon
John Ruskin College Addington
Spurgeon's College South Norwood


^1 Created in 2007 after the restructure of the previous Croydon College to allow for more students, although it is still administered as Croydon College with the other two separate further education institutions. Provides university level education and therefore is not a further education institution but one for higher education.[10]

^2 Created in 2007 after the restructure of the previous Croydon College to allow for more students, although it is still administered as Croydon College with the other two separate further education institutions.[11]

^3 Created in 2007 after the restructure of the previous Croydon College to allow for more students, although it is still administered as Croydon College with the other two separate further education institutions.[12]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "London Borough of Croydon: Education and learning". Croydon Council. 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-27. 
  2. ^ "Croydon College: About the College". Croydon College. 2007. Retrieved 2008-07-27. [dead link]
  3. ^ "John Ruskin College". John Ruskin College. 2007. Retrieved 2008-07-27. 
  4. ^ "Homepage of Coulsdon College". Coulsdon College. 2007. Retrieved 2008-07-27. 
  5. ^ List of Primary schools (London Borough of Croydon) accessed 26 Sep 2007
  6. ^ Charlton, Jo (7 August 2009). "Work begins on new primary school in Waddon". The Croydon Advertiser (Croydon, UK: Northcliffe Media). Retrieved 2009-10-08. 
  7. ^ "Schools amalgamation means lift off for Aerodrome School". London Borough of Croydon. 6 August 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-08. 
  8. ^ List of Special schools (London Borough of Croydon) accessed 27 Jul 2008
  9. ^ List of Secondary schools (London Borough of Croydon) accessed 26 Sep 2007
  10. ^ "Croydon Higher Education College". Croydon College. Retrieved 2008-07-27. 
  11. ^ "Croydon Sixth Form College". Croydon College. Retrieved 2008-07-27. 
  12. ^ "Croydon Sixth Form College". Croydon College. Retrieved 2008-07-27. 

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