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Eltham College

Eltham College
Address: Grove Park Road, Mottingham, London SE9 4QF
Website: elthamcollege.london
Founded: 1842
Number of Pupils: 1,040 (Senior and Junior School combined)
Ages: 7-18
Fees: £5,699.00 to £6,557.00 (2021-2022)    
Head Teacher: Guy Sanderson 
Religious Affiliation: Christian
Entrance Procedure: Parents and their children are warmly invited to come along to one of our open days normally held in the Autumn Term. Entry into the Junior School at Year 3 (7+) and the Senior School in Year 7 (11+) and Year 12 (16+) is by examination and assessment. Details about these, the entry criteria, application deadlines, and available scholarships can be found on the Admissions page of the school website www.elthamcollege.london/admissions/overview
Contact: Admissions Department at [email protected]
Email: For other enquiries, contact: [email protected]
School Visits: Open Days for Whole School, Junior School and Sixth Form in Michaelmas Term plus Visitor Mornings in Lent/Summer Terms

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The Curriculum

Academic excellence is at the heart of an Eltham education achieved through a broad curriculum that attracts and challenges students to reach their potential and instills a love of learning.

Games & the Arts

With 70 acres of playing fields, a sports centre and pool, we offer a wide range of sports led by professional coaches. Music opportunities are outstanding with orchestras, bands, ensembles and choirs, while Drama offers regular performances in our own theatre.

Pastoral Care

We provide exemplary pastoral care to all students. Our teachers, nurses, school counsellor and Chaplain ensure students are supported academically and emotionally every day, attending their form time and leading discussions about the importance of keeping minds and bodies healthy, and how best to do this. Our Wellbeing Curriculum is built around the ‘5Rs’ framework: Resilience, Respect, Relationships, Responsibility and Readiness. The curriculum is overseen by our Head of Wellbeing.

University Places

In 2021, 92% of our students achieved first-choice university – Oxbridge, Russell Group, overseas.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

Eltham College is a thriving, co-educational day school situated in 70 acres of grounds.  Founded in 1842 on Christian principles, we are academically selective and our mission is to provide an outstanding, rounded education for girls and boys and ensure they have a positive approach to life with values that guide them through it, nurturing each child as an individual.

Outstanding Characteristics

 Eltham College is a thriving, leading London day school, built upon Christian principles, that provies an outstanding and well-rounded education for boys and girls.  Eltham offers academic excellence and instills a love of learning through passionate staff and exceptional co-curricular opportunities in excellent facilities underpinned by first-class pastoral support and a strong sense of community.



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