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Attitude Determines Altitude.

About our school

Platanos College is a high-performing school for pupils aged 11 to 19.  We are an academy and a member school of the Platanos Trust.

Over the last decade, our pupils’ achievement and successes have been excellent 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 previously been recognised nationally as one of the top-performing schools in England.

  • Platanos College is a member of the SSAT Leading Edge network of high-performing schools.
  • Platanos College is an Inclusion Quality Mark (IQM) Centre of Excellence.
  • Platanos College has been a member of The Mayor of London’s Schools for Success programme for excellent schools.
  • Platanos College was recognised by the Sutton Trust as one of the best schools in the country from the top 500 schools.
  • 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).