Welcome from the Head

From The Head of Sixth Form

Guy Sanderson

Welcome to Eltham College!

It is an enormous privilege to lead this exceptional school, where students and staff share a passion for learning and a rich co-curricular offering. Eltham College is a thriving, diverse, co-educational day school situated in 70 acres of grounds in south-east London for boys and girls aged from 7 to 18 years.

We are an academically selective school that was founded in 1842 on Christian principles and recently celebrated our 180th anniversary. Our mission is to provide an outstanding and well-rounded education for girls and boys. We want all our students to have a positive approach to life and to adopt values and behaviours that will help and guide them towards leading happy and fulfilled adult lives.

Our students’ academic success grows from their love of learning. We challenge their assumptions of how this fast-changing world works, and give them the tools they need to explore it themselves. Of course, we want our students to leave with excellent academic results – and they do – but far more than this, we believe in nurturing each child as an individual, and we help them to develop their love of learning, to find their strengths, to explore their interests, and to shape their values and beliefs. We place a strong emphasis on self-respect, humility and the service of others. We help them to aspire to shape their futures and to become the very best versions of themselves as citizens of a globalised and diverse world who choose to make a positive impact.

We have entry points at Year 3, Year 7 and into our Sixth Form at Year 12. Come and see us for yourselves and meet our staff and students – we’d be very pleased to welcome you in person.

Guy Sanderson

Sixth Form

Latest News

Eltham College students buck national trend with stronger A level results than 2019 We’re pleased to announce that students at Eltham College have attained excellent A-level results 2023 that are, in most cases, higher than those achieved in 2019 – the year to which the government has said that they want to return A-level grades.
Eltham College held our internal heats for the Art-inspired public speaking competition, ‘ARTiculation’.
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Eltham College was extremely grateful to Tom Ilube CBE for speaking to both staff and pupils about his eclectic career and how he has benefitted from the resilience he developed by trying new things and failing fast.