Exceptional Education For All

The Collegiate Trust is a family of schools that exists to improve education in Croydon, Crawley and the surrounding areas for children and young people up to the age of 19.

Our mission is to collaborate to deliver an Exceptional Education for All and our schools share a common belief that this comprises an academically rigorous curriculum, the opportunities for pupils to engage in creative and cultural learning and the development of personal skills and qualities that will enable future success.

Our strong culture of ambition, focussed clearly on PEOPLE and LEARNING, ensures the best interests of all those in our communities are always at the heart of our decision-making.

The work of The Collegiate Trust is informed by our core values:
Ambition    Collaboration

Leading to:
Achievement    Enjoyment

Keys to Success

There are three particular themes that drive our work and can be described as our keys to success:

Partnership – The Collegiate Trust is our family of schools and it is only through the strongest partnerships within and beyond our community that we achieve the success that our pupils deserve. Our approach means that we work hard to cultivate strong professional relationships with each other, with our pupils, with their families and the wider community as we see this as the foundation on which our Trust is built.

Progress – To us, progress means much more than academic improvement. We place a great focus on personal and professional growth for all members of our community and it is this emphasis on continuous improvement that enables our pupils to fulfil their potential.

Preparation – Whether for the next stage of education, for work or for a future that is uncertain, it is our view that the prime purpose of school is to prepare young people for the rest of their lives and it is our intention that pupils who attend a school in The Collegiate Trust will have the very best preparation to help them achieve their goals and to go on to enjoy very happy and successful futures.

Latest News

BAE Systems on Tour

Year 8 students from all four colleges met representatives from BAE systems who gave a talk and ran a workshop about physics and engineering. Students had a great time looking at different circuits and seeing how science is applied to the workplace. One student commented, “It was great to understand the complexity of science when…

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Careers and Further Study Event 

On Thursday 25th April, we hosted this year’s Careers Fair for Riddlesdown, Quest and Woodcote students. This was our biggest ever Careers Fair, the event featured over 70 employers, universities and colleges spread over the Main Hall and the library.   Katie Fisher, dietician, who had a stall said, “Everyone’s presentations and set ups seem really…

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Curriculum Insight 

The curriculum at Riddlesdown provides students with so many inspirational and innovative experiences within and beyond the classroom. In Year 7 students in English have enjoyed exploring a broad range of texts and poems about diverse cultures with one student stating, “It’s great to learn about the world through poetry.”  Also, in Year 7 all…

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