Coulsdon Sixth Form College is this week celebrating its three year anniversary of being in federation with Reigate Sixth Form College, a Beacon College, graded ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.

In those three years, the College has gone from strength to strength.  A Level and BTEC pass marks have been above 99% for the past two years and are predicted to be higher again this academic year.

With the widest offer of A Levels and BTEC Level 3 qualifications in the Croydon Area, students are attracted to the flexibility of provision. Applications are currently running at over 50% higher than two years ago and with over 1,000 applicants already received this year-to-date, the College is the fastest-growing Sixth Form College in the UK.

Sixth Form Colleges Commissioner at the Education Funding Agency, Peter Mucklow is impressed by the unprecedented turnaround of the College and has sited the Partnership between Reigate and Coulsdon as a Flagship project.

Federation Executive Principal, Steve Oxlade explains, “When the Government asked me to take over Coulsdon College 3 years ago I wasn’t sure what to expect. What became apparent really quickly is that the College had all the foundations for greatness – wonderful resources, dedicated staff and a huge local demand for a successful sixth form.  10 months later and Ofsted gave us a glowing commendation, and we’ve just gone from strength-to-strength since then.

I always hoped that I would be able to say to a parent or student living in Coulsdon – why are you travelling all the way to Reigate when you have a great sixth form college on your doorstep? I don’t need to say that anymore – the word has got out and everyone can see it for themselves.”

Information for schools

Croydon College Group offers a wide range of activities to provide support to schools, parents, carers and students with post-16 decisions. Through activities both at the college and onsite at local schools, the diverse range of courses on offer at Croydon College, Coulsdon Sixth Form College and Croydon University Centre is explored.

Information is provided on the various opportunities available for both vocational and academic pathways. This, combined with the wide range of apprenticeships, delivered by the World of Work team, provides an important resource for post-16 options. 

Contact the team at or phone us on 020 8686 5700 ext. 3676 for more information.

Let’s work together:

Assemblies and Presentations

Delivered at your school and providing either a general overview of courses available or tailored specifically to the needs and interests of the student year group in attendance. Focus subjects could include apprenticeships, applying to universities, T Levels or sector-specific subjects.

Career Events & Options Evenings

Virtual or in-person we welcome the opportunity to support your events and engage with students and parents. Our team can also be available to attend application and interview workshops also GCSE results day. 

Onsite Taster Sessions

Engaging and interactive sessions with specialist lecturers in areas including criminology, fashion and textiles, media studies, music performance, photography, science and much more. Sessions can be held on-site at our colleges or at your school. Please enquire about specific subjects.

Campus Tours

Your students can tour our campuses, chat with members of the teams and explore our range of departments and facilities. Building your own tour, allows you to choose the areas your students are keen to view the most, and with a large course offering, this ensures they get the most out of their visit and enough time to ask any questions they may have.

The Programme can also help to support evidence of careers activity provision in relation to the Gatsby Benchmarks.

Croydon Colleges Group is always pleased to build strong relationships with local schools and sixth forms and produce a newsletter to keep schools and sixth forms up to date with the exciting work of School  Partnership Programme

To discuss your requirements further or to be added to the mailing list, please contact: or call 020 8686 5700 ext. 3676.


Get in touch

Tel: 01737 551 176
Fax: 01737 551 282

Coulsdon Sixth Form College
Placehouse Lane
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