Croydon Metropolitan College

Name Croydon Metropolitan College
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address 30-32 South End, Croydon, CR0 1DN
Phone Number 02086885777
Type Independent
Age Range 14-35
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 20 (55% boys 45% girls)
Local Authority Croydon
Catchment Area Indicator Available No
Last Distance Offered Available No

Information about this school

Croydon Metropolitan College is an independent co-educational college located in Croydon. At the time of the inspection, there were no pupils on site in Years 9 to 11. In previous years, there were too few pupils in Years 9 to 11 to be reported on. The proprietor is also the principal of the college. However, the day-to-day management of the college is undertaken by the vice-principal. The college does not have the equivalent of a governing body. The college was last inspected in November 2015. The college does not use alternative provision.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Leaders’ vision to provide the best-quality education possible is shared by staff and inspires students, regardless of their starting points, to make strong progress. Leaders have ensured that all the independent school standards are met. The proprietor offers effective support and challenge to the vice- principal in respect of the quality of education provided. Students make good progress because they are well taught; their progress is monitored closely. Teaching often uses questioning well so that students provide detailed and thoughtful responses that help them improve their work. However, this is not consistently the case. Positive relationships between staff and pupils are the backbone of this college. Mutual respect and care resonate throughout the college. Students are thoughtful and mature young adults who conduct themselves well, both in lessons and around the college. Students are well prepared for the next stage of their education. As a result, they are successful in securing the university places of their choice to continue their education. The college promotes students’ spiritual, moral social and cultural development well. Teachers encourage students to discuss and reflect on issues of interest. The college offers a breadth of academic subjects. Each student follows a curriculum to meet their specific needs. The range of extra-curricular activities is more limited. Attendance is in line with the national average. Nonetheless, not all students are punctual to college and a small number do not attend college regularly. Compliance with regulatory requirements The school meets the requirements of the schedule to the Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014 (‘the independent school standards’) and associated requirements. .