Christ the King Sixth Form College
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Christ the King Sixth Form College (CTK) is a sixth form college based over three sites in South London, England. The college was first founded in 1992 by the Catholic Church on a site in Lewisham owned by the Diocese of Southwark, it welcomes students from all religions and backgrounds. The college is a free-standing institution responsible for its own affairs.
The college is run by its Principal and senior staff, whose appointment is one of the tasks of the governing body. The Church provides guidelines to ensure that the institution retains its Catholic ethos. The college is also accountable to its public funder, the Education Funding Agency. It is also inspected by OfSTED.
In 2004, the College was awarded Beacon status. The college was the first of its kind to be judged outstanding under the new OfSTED inspection régime.
In 2008 St Luke's College in Sidcup became part of Christ the King Sixth Form College, being re-opened at Christ the King: St Mary's. This had previously been the site of St Mary & St Joseph's Catholic School, a Roman Catholic primary school.
On February 1, 2013, Crossways Sixth Form in Telegraph Hill was closed and the site taken over under the name Christ the King: Aquinas.
The original site in Lewisham is called Christ the King College.
The college provides instruction in: AS/A Level subjects; the Level 1 Introductory course; Level 2 and Level 3 vocational courses;and also BTEC courses ; and in three re-sit GCSE subjects: mathematics, English language and science. Students also receive tutorials and general lessons in religious education. Mass is observed once a week in chapel. The college has two full-time lay chaplains and one part-time priest chaplain.
The following "partner" schools get priority when it comes to admissions:
- Bonus Pastor Catholic College
- Trinity Church of England School
- St Matthew Academy
- St Michael's Catholic College
- St Paul's Academy
- St Thomas More Catholic School
- St Ursula's Convent School