Riddlesdown Collegiate

TCT Annual Report Out Now

The Collegiate Trust’s Annual Report is now available to read online or download.

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Appointment at Governance Level

The Collegiate Trust has grown from two to six academies across Croydon and Crawley in the last year, and is now delivering high quality learning to over 4000 pupils and students, employing almost 600 staff and with an annual income of almost £22m.  As a result we are looking to make further appointments to our group of […]

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

After months of rehearsals, several days of set construction, stage design, lighting and sound preparation and so much more, audiences were finally treated to four spectacular performances of The Wizard of Oz – and the show was stunning! The cast, crew and orchestra have worked tirelessly under the supervision of the Directors, Miss Pochin and […]

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Year 12 & 13 Biology Trips

Year 12 A Level Biology students went to Juniper Hall last week and battled rain and 40 mph gales on Box Hill whilst using sampling techniques to answer the question, “Should the footpath be closed to the public to conserve biodioversity?” Meanwhile, Year 13 A Level Biology students attended Science Live event at Apollo Victoria. […]

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Greek Theatre Workshop

On Wednesday 30th January, the Year 13 Classics students had the opportunity to take part in a Greek theatre workshop run by the Actors of Dionysus. Following a warm up exercise of “Samson, Delilah, Lion” (rock, paper, scissors but more over the top), we created freeze frames based on two of the plays we are […]

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Croydon Holocaust Memorial Day

On Monday 28th January, students from Riddlesdown Collegiate had the opportunity to visit Croydon Town Hall and participate in the Croydon Holocaust Memorial Day Civic Event. Four students from Orion College wrote poems and reflections of their thoughts and feelings on this year’s theme: “Torn from Home”. The event began with a formal candle lighting […]

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Year 10 Mock Interviews

On Wednesday 23rd January Year 10 students had the opportunity to take part in Mock Interviews where local business people were able to provide feedback and guidance on CVs and cover letters, as well as their performance in the interviews. The interviewers spoke very highly of our students and left with a wonderful opinion of Riddlesdown […]

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NHS Careers

Year 8 students were thinking about the world of work this week with an impactful performance on careers in the National Health Service. The key purpose of school is to prepare young people to have happy and successful lives and so introducing ideas of the workplace early in students’ school experience is useful in encouraging […]

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Galactic Challenge

For the first time ever, Riddlesdown Collegiate will be running the Galactic Challenge on Saturday 23rd March, from 9am-3.30pm. The challenge It is the Year 2060. Each participating primary school will work in a team of 12 students who will be split up in 4 sub teams, which will be working to design a solution to […]

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Calling all Young Composers

BBC Proms Inspire provides 12 to 18 year olds with a friendly platform to meet other young music-makers, share ideas and develop their musical creativity, while learning from some of the UK’s top composers and musicians. If you are 12 to 18 years old and want to  create your own music, see the link to […]

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

On Thursday 10th of January, years 11 and 13 went on a Drama trip to see the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time. The trip was organised for Drama students who, in their GCSE and A Level exams, will have to write about the show, including the uses of the staging, set […]

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English Masterclasses

Year 11 students enjoyed two exciting and inspiring Masterclasses this week on The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Miss Yasmin Williams delivered an in depth lecture on fin de siècle and how this shaped Stevenson’s novel in 1886 to students in 11px1, 11px2 and 11px3 which were really well received. Miss Williams  […]

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