Our academies

Riddlesdown Collegiate

Riddlesdown Collegiate is an OUTSTANDING school (OFSTED, May 2016), the largest and one of the most successful secondaries in Croydon and the wider area. With almost 2000 students, including a large and successful sixth form, this academy operates an innovative and well-established small schools model, delivering high quality care, support and learning for every student which has "put pupils' progress and welfare at the centre of all that they do" and delivered "behaviour and attitudes to school (that) are consistently outstanding". "The curriculum is exceptional" and delivers outstanding outcomes in English and maths, which are matched by quality across and beyond the curriculum, with Science, Classics, Sport, Music and Drama amongst the many strengths of the Collegiate. "The Year 7 Excellence Curriculum gives pupils a flying start to their secondary school career" and throughout the school "teaching is outstanding because it captivates pupils' interest and challenges their thinking". At the other end of the school "the personal development of sixth form students is outstanding".

[All quotes are taken from the OFSTED Report, May 2016]

Gossops Green Primary School

Gossops Green is a 3-form entry primary school in Crawley which joined The Collegiate Trust on 1st November 2016; the school is a central and strong part of its local community with wonderful children, committed staff and fantastic facilities. The Trust is working closely with the school to accelerate its improvement work and develop exceptional education for all. The school has 553 children on roll and will grow to 630 within 5 years. Standards are rising rapidly with improvements at Key Stage 2 in 2017 outstripping those locally and nationally. 

Admissions:  Click here for Admission Criteria

Waterfield Primary School

We are delighted that the Governing Body of Waterfield Primary in Crawley has made the decision to apply to the Department for Education to become an academy and join The Collegiate Trust. The school was judged by OFSTED to be good in November 2016 and our ambition is to help the school to deliver exceptional education for all and to achieve an outsanding outcome. We are now entering a period of formal consultation on the proposal which we hope to complete during Autumn Term 2017.

Collegiate Free Primary School (CFPS)

The Collegiate Trust has received approval to open a brand new 2 form-entry primary school in Croydon / Sutton, the Collegiate Free Primary School (CFPS). The precise opening date and exact location will be announced in due course - please check back on this website for further information. The following press release provides further information.

Press Release on Approval of CFPS

  • Age Range: 5-11
  • Admissions: Boys & Girls