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20/06/19

Staff and students had a wonderful time at the Year 11 Prom yesterday. Photos can be viewed on our Facebook page: https://t.co/ZDLy8EEWsL https://t.co/0PQOhVhuj6

19/06/19

Please come along and celebrate our Art, Photography, Textiles and Graphics students' achievements this year in our first public exhibition! The private viewing is from 5pm at the LOFT gallery in the Croydon Arts Store in the Whitgift Shopping Centre from 5pm - 8pm. https://t.co/9KXHKS6IyJ

14/06/19

Wishing all of our Year 11s a restful break, having finished their GCSE examinations! Information about GCSE Results Day can be found on our website: https://t.co/KVldmVB3bJ

14/06/19

Year 9 Art students have worked hard this week on their self-portraits; learning how to use tone to create depth within the face. Marita, Grace and Maya have definitely caught a likeness! What a talented group of artists - Miss Forsdyke https://t.co/9R1HKvAZia

11/06/19

The library team have made some fantastic D-Day displays, celebrating the 75th anniversary. Students using the library at break and after school have access to newspaper articles and books about the event https://t.co/0KI6XpgzHB

07/06/19

This week students have been on trips to Goodwood Farm to see where their food comes from. They had the opportunity to meet some of the animals and see some super cars on the nearby race track. One student even had the opportunity to operate a £140,000 tractor! https://t.co/ZLDgfvPrwX

05/06/19

Year 9 Mock Exam Timetable is now on out website: https://t.co/WwbEDKn28p

03/06/19

Mr Sarson had the privilege of presenting our prefects with bespoke prefect ties this afternoon. Well done to the whole team! https://t.co/KA80YVCLSW

22/05/19

On 3rd July, Year 9 students will be taking part in an employability skills day and we need your help! Here are the details: https://t.co/BShqa58lBF If you would like to take part, please email n.vanderweide.org.uk - Thank you!

14/05/19

From the 7th to the 9th May, 12 lucky Year 10 & 12 students took part in an Architecture workshop lead by the 3.09 Collective; a group of young architects aiming to open doors for students from diverse backgrounds into the world of Architecture and Urban Planning. https://t.co/nbNZxzIY37

14/05/19

Maya attended an awards ceremony at City Hall this week for being a Runner Up in her age category in the Mayor of London's Fourth Plinth competition. Maya's artwork 'Women's Journey' will remain on display to the public at City Hall. Well done Maya! https://t.co/j4Nu2j5BRx

13/05/19

Retweetd From 3pointohnine

We had an amazing 1st day starting our programme , facilitating young people in the built environment who are underrepresented in the industry https://t.co/e4a3bdCnY1

13/05/19

Congratulations to Charlie for coming 3rd in the Murrayfield ice skating compeition this weekend! Charlie is also competeting in Aberdeen on the 20th-21st May... Best of luck! https://t.co/er7VRXa6NW

29/04/19

We now have some wonderful new seating and picnic tables in our quad area! https://t.co/LrlzRi8wLi

23/04/19

Transition Evening is from 7pm tomorrow (Wednesday 24th April 2019) and will end around 8pm. Please let us know in advance if you would like to drop younger children off in the crèche while the talks are going on: info.org.uk

04/04/19

Year 7 students have been taking part in a STEM challenge with Mr Dauban in Design & Technology today! https://t.co/p9V9FO4WT7

01/04/19

Letters for our End of Term and Start of Term arrangements are now on the website: https://t.co/KVldmVB3bJ

29/03/19

Purley, South Norwood, Palace and Beckenham Y11 Media students are attending a special workshop at to prepare them for their upcoming exams! https://t.co/xnsoyooEOJ

28/03/19

A group of our students were invited to Accenture's 'Decoded' workshop to improve their teamwork and communication skills. Accenture work with some well-known companies including Google and New Look, fixing their technical issues. The students had a great time! https://t.co/YS1SepBRa7

25/03/19

The issues with our Virgin line have now been resolved. Email and telephones are working once again. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused!

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Academy Structure

The Academy is organised into six houses; Blue, Green, Orange, Purple, Red and Yellow. Each house is led by an Assistant Principal who is responsible for the academic performance of each student. Pastoral care is provided by our six Pastoral Directors of Learning. Every student belongs to a house, which is identifiable through the coloured stripe on their tie. Each house has at least one tutor group in each year group, with those tutor groups being based in particular departments.

Senior Leadership Team (SLT)

Phillip Wheatley Principal  
Matt Childs Vice Principal Student Support & Progress
James Menagh Vice Principal Curriculum and Learning
Alex Thirkill Assistant Principal Head of Blue House
Helen Pengelly Assistant Principal Head of Green House
Paul Sarson Assistant Principal Head of Orange House
Nathalie van der Weide Assistant Principal Head of Purple House
Claudia Abayaateye Assistant Principal Head of Red House
Miles Winter Assistant Principal Head of Yellow House
Gareth Hughes Assistant Principal Head of Sixth Form
Yvonne Dixon Assistant Principal SENCO & DSL

 

Pastoral Directors of Learning

Cat Dunn Pastoral DOL for Blue House Head of Media
Hannah Fowkes-Morley Pastoral DOL for Green House Head of Drama
Emily McKee Pastoral DOL for Orange House Head of MFL
Howard Battersby Pastoral DOL for Orange House Head of Business & ICT
Kelly Highman Pastoral DOL for Purple House Teacher of PE
Ruth Gale Pastoral DOL for Red House Head of Food Technology
Darjan Trenchfield Pastoral DOL for Yellow House Teacher of Science
Ange Levesque Pastoral DOL for Sixth Form Vocational Lead

 

Blue House

Assistant Principal: Alex Thirkill

Humanities and Media

  • History (Subject Leader: Natalie Izzard)
  • Geography (Subject Leader: Matt Childs)
  • Religious Education and Citizenship (Subject Leader: Doni Dingwall)
  • Psychology and Sociology (Subject Leader: Alex Thirkill)
  • Media Studies (Subject Leader: Cat Dunn)

 

Green House

Assistant Principal: Helen Pengelly

English & Drama

  • Drama (Subject Leader: Hannah Fowkes-Morley)
  • English (Subject Leader: Helen Pengelly)

 

Orange House

Assistant Principal: Paul Sarson

MFL, Business & Computing

  • Business & Computing (Subject Leader: Howard Battersby)
  • MFL (Subject Leader: Emily McKee)

 

Purple House

Assistant Principal: Nathalie van der Weide

Art, Design & Technology, Physical Education and Music

  • Art (Subject Leader: Lauren Forsdyke)
  • Design & Technology (Subject Leader: Patricia Lucas)
  • Food Technology (Subject Leader: Ruth Gale)
  • Music (Subject Leader: Nathalie van der Weide)
  • Physical Education (Subject Leader: Melissa Belton)

 

Red House

Assistant Principal: Claudia Abayaateye

Mathematics

  • Mathematics (Subject Leader: Amoah Ransford)

 

Yellow House

Assistant Principal: Miles Winter

Science

  • Science (Subject Leader: Simon Davis)

 

Student Leadership

  • Year 11 Head Boy and Head Girl and Year 11 Prefect Team
  • Sixth Form Head Boy and Head Girl and Sixth Form Prefect Team
  • Student Voice (representatives from each Faculty for each Key Stage)

You can learn more about our Student Leadership on the Student Voice page.