Woodcote High School
Croydon, United Kingdom
About Woodcote High School
Woodcote High School is a high achieving 11-18 stand-alone Academy occupying a pleasant leafy site on the Croydon/Surrey border.
Being just in the London Borough of Croydon we offer the Outer London Pay Scales.
Not being part of an Academy chain, we are very much in control of our own destiny and for many years have been the top parental choice for secondary education in Coulsdon and Purley with an application ratio of five applicants for each place in year seven.
Our Progress 8 Score has been positive since the measure was introduced three years ago.
As a good school with outstanding features, Ofsted noted in 2015 that “students behave well. They enjoy lessons and work hard. They feel safe and secure”. In a further short inspection in 2018 Ofsted said that the school continues to be good.
We have a wide range of extracurricular activities and performances involving many students who stay behind after school and staff generously help with these. Activities change on a termly basis and involve sports, subject clubs and a variety of other activities. These are backed-up by an extensive range of trips and visits which range from day trips to long haul residential destinations.
We hugely value staff professional development and have a fantastic NQT support programme. As part of a Teaching School Alliance we are committed to help train new teachers to the profession.
Teachers do enjoy working at Woodcote High School and socialise well. There is a buzzing staff room and colleagues take part in a wide range of social and sporting activities including free use of the Fitness Suite. We have onsite parking and offer tax free Child Care Vouchers together with on-site nursery provision.
In the wake of the 2012 London Olympics games, we built an Olympic standard running track on our extensive grounds and are one of the few comprehensive schools in the county with such a facility. More recent improvements have seen a £1.6 million refurbishment of our fourteen Science laboratories. All potential candidates are welcome to visit the school before they make their application.
Why not see for yourself what we are all about?