About our school

Platanos College is a high-performing school for pupils aged 11 to 16 and is rated Outstanding by Ofsted.  We are an academy and a member school of the Platanos Trust.

Platanos College received its third, successive Outstanding Ofsted rating in 2014/2015. Over the last decade, our results have risen rapidly and we are proud of our commitment to our learners and the community.


Attitude determines altitude


We have an unshakeable belief that we can make a difference. We have high expectations of all in our community and believe that every learner can achieve beyond their expectations.

We firmly believe that one’s attitude is the key ingredient in achieving success regardless of background or ability.


A first class education for pupils of all abilities


Platanos College is an inclusive school and caters for pupils of all abilities. Pupils at the school are part of an inspirational learning environment.

We have been recognised nationally as one of the top-performing schools in England.

  • Platanos College is a member of The Mayor of London's Schools for Success programme for excellent schools.
  • Member of the SSAT Leading Edge network of high-performing schools.
  • Platanos College was recognised by the Sutton Trust as one of the best schools in the country from the top 500 schools.
  • Top of the Similar Schools Performance Table first published in 2013 (as recognised by the Schools Minister, Department for Education).
  • Platanos College was recognised by the SSAT in the top 10% of schools in England for adding value to pupils’ GCSE attainment.
  • Member of the Leading Parent Partnership Award (LPPA).


Attitude determines altitude.