Collingwood College is Surrey Heath’s first high-performing Academy. Collingwood is one of Surrey’s largest and most successful secondary schools for students aged 11-19. We have more than 1700 students, including a Sixth Form of well over 250 and 250 teaching and support staff, all of whom are dedicated to ensuring that all our students fulfil their potential and enjoy to the full their secondary education.
As a comprehensive school specialising in Technology and Applied Learning, we welcome students of all abilities. The College offers an outstanding range of educational and extra-curricular opportunities, which few other schools can match. The website provides you with an insight into the many benefits and advantages that a Collingwood education offers.
Technology specialism means that at Collingwood every subject area uses technology to enhance student learning within their curriculum and particularly the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Students complete an industry-standard IT qualification by the end of Year 10. Our wide range of alternative qualifications reflects our second specialism in Applied Learning.
The College’s very successful OFSTED inspection in May 2013 confirmed it to be a good school with outstanding leadership and management. Collingwood’s breadth of curriculum and the quality of the Sixth Form received particular praise. Academic performance at GCSE and A Level is impressive. Our relentless focus on English and Maths ensures results at GCSE are consistently high. Able students are stretched with, on average, 20% of the cohort achieving 5 or more A*/A grades each year.
The diverse talents of our students supported by committed and highly experienced staff are key factors in the success of the College. All Collingwood students are offered a wide range of personal development and leadership opportunities within their curriculum. The contribution of extra-curricular activities such as the College’s Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, the wide-ranging educational visits programme, which includes visits to our partner school in Shanghai, ski trips to Europe and the USA, student exchanges with France and Spain and, in August 2015, a one month international expedition to Tanzania is significant.
We have a thriving Sixth Form based in a purpose-built teaching centre. The majority of our students progress into our Sixth Form and from there into higher education. We offer extensive academic and vocational programmes of study.