Open days for September 2024 enrolment are currently being held, so you might be thinking about which secondary school would be best for your child.

Ofsted inspects and regulates schools, colleges and childcare providers all over the country.

It evaluates the qualities of education and service to ensure they reach a certain standard.

Ofsted uses a four-point scale to rate and assess, with the top-tier being 'outstanding', followed by 'good', 'requires improvement', and then 'inadequate'.

Fortunately in Croydon there are no schools currently rated 'inadequate'.

We have listed the highest and lowest-rated secondary schools in Croydon based on Ofsted ratings.

We have also included the date the school was most recently inspected, as it is important to note that some schools have not been inspected in several years. 


Harris Invictus Academy Croydon – March 2, 2023

Wilson’s School – December 8, 2022

Carew Academy – February 17, 2020

Wallington County Grammar School – December 29, 2022

Harris Academy Merton – October 17, 2022

Requires Improvement:

Aya College – February 20, 2023 (Temporarily closed)

The Archbishop Lanfranc Academy – October 17, 2022

Oasis Academy Arena – December 18, 2019