Shirley High School

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Shirley High School Performing Arts College
Motto Striving for all Excellence
Established 1954[1]
Type Academy
Headteacher Mr Nigel Barrow
Location Shirley Church Road
Greater London
England Coordinates: 51°22′10″N 0°02′58″W / 51.36950°N 0.04932°W / 51.36950; -0.04932
DfE number 306/5407
DfE URN 137772 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students 938
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18

Shirley High School Performing Arts College is a co-educational academy school in the London Borough of Croydon, which first opened in 1954. The school has around 900 pupils aged 11–16. The school was awarded specialist status as a performing arts college in September 2005, and continues to specialise in arts as an academy. The school planned to open a sixth-form block for the 2007-2008 academic year. On Thursday 24 November 2011 Shirley High School was awarded the Croydon Council secondary school of the year awards.


  1. ^ The school has been an 11-16 school since reorganisation in 1983

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