Christ the King is a highly successful and popular Catholic sixth form located on three sites in south east London. We specialise in meeting the needs of sixth form students, and have an established track record of excellent examination success. Our Financial Status is Outstanding and in 2017 we were graded as a good college by Ofsted
As a long-established, independent institution made up of three colleges, Christ the King has been educating young people for many years. The great advantage of a college like ours is that all our efforts are focused on the sixth-form age group; nothing distracts us from our core mission of helping our young people to be the best that they can be.
Christ The King Sixth Form College
Brockley, Blackheath & Sidcup - SE London
At Christ the King, our mission is a simple one: to help our students be the best that they can be. Excellence runs through everything we do.
We offer an elite education – but to all. As part of our local community, we welcome anyone who can benefit from our demanding, but inclusive, education.
As a long-established Catholic Sixth-Form College, we’re specialists in helping young people achieve their full potential and catering to the specific needs of sixth-formers.
We aspire to excellence in everything we do, whether that’s teaching and creating an exciting, aspirational learning environment for our students, or caring for, and supporting, our young people as they make the transition to adulthood and life beyond college.
We combine tradition and a fine academic record with innovation. We embrace all the exciting opportunities that the modern world has to offer our students, but we also take pride in our tradition of high expectations and academic rigour. We’re not afraid to demand the best of our students – and they rarely let us down.
Our dedicated, specialist staff have the skills to nurture and develop young people and help them achieve the qualifications they need to move on to the next stage of their life, whether that’s a top university or the first step in their working life and future career.
College life is an exciting one for our students, and the switch from the more regimented, restricting school environment provides the perfect introduction to adult life. But at Christ the King, the learning environment is a structured one. We expect much of our young people, and we ensure that they achieve all that they are capable of – and more.
As a Catholic Sixth Form College we have a distinctive ethos which underpins all our work and is a key factor in our success.
While we put great stress on qualifications, hard work, effort, and academic success, we’re about far more than that. We are here to educate young people in the widest sense, developing the whole person so that all our students realise their full potential.
We not only want our students to leave us as rounded, thoughtful, caring and confident adults equipped with the skills and attitudes they need to make a success of their lives, we also want them to be ready to make a positive contribution to society.
Through our character education programme, The CTK Graces, we help our students to develop the traits and attributes of grit, respect, assurance, curiosity, endeavour and self-control so that they have the qualities they need to be discerning and to thrive in the highly competitive world that awaits them. Our tutorial and pastoral support systems ensure that every young person is nurtured and valued as an individual.
Our college is underpinned by values of mutual respect and positive encouragement.
We welcome students of every faith and none at all, and all our young people take part in a learning programme in which they are invited to consider the personal, spiritual and moral issues they will face as they move into adult life.
We are delighted that our distinctive ethos was recognised by education inspectorate Ofsted in its most recent inspection: ‘The College fosters a spirit of generosity and love.’