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Collingham

23 Collingham Gardens, London, SW5 0HL

Housed in an elegant, Grade II listed red-brick Victorian building, Collingham is situated in the heart of Kensington as an independent, co-educational GCSE and Sixth Form College. The school’s location permits close proximity to world-class institutions such as the Natural...

Phone: 02072447414

Website: www.collingham.co.uk

Head: Dr Sally Powell

Housed in an elegant, Grade II listed red-brick Victorian building, Collingham is situated in the heart of Kensington as an independent, co-educational GCSE and Sixth Form College. The school’s location permits close proximity to world-class institutions such as the Natural History Museum, Imperial College and the Victoria & Albert Museum, allowing students access to ‘unparalleled cultural and academic resources.’ Years 9-11 are now located in a double-fronted Georgian building just off Kensington High Street following their relocation in January 2020.

There is a permanent SENCo who provides support for a range of difficulties, largely dyslexia, dyspraxia and the autism spectrum. The average class size is five, allowing for specialised individual attention, and also encouraging confidence in class discussions. Collingham offers A-Level retakes, and is a specialist One Year A-Level provider.

As Headmistress Sally Powell states, ‘the focus of the college is academic [as] everything else is here on the doorstep’. Art and Art History groups regularly attend current exhibitions in their visits to galleries; Politics and Law groups visit the Houses of Parliament and the Law Courts, respectively; Media Students are taken to TV recording studios, and the nearby French Institute and Goethe Institute greatly benefit the Modern Languages students.

Sector: Independent

Type: Senior School, Sixth Form

Day/Boarding: Day Only

Setting: City

Total Pupils: 171

Ages Covered: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Gender: Co-ed

Religious Ethos: None

Opening Date: 3/24/1987

Sibling Policy: Yes

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Selection: Academically Selective