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Careers drop-in sessions for Year 11 pupils,                            24th September 2018

Drop-in sessions for Year 11 career advice is available every Monday lunchtime and after school for our Year 11 pupils. 
Click here for further information.
The national What Career Live event also takes place on 12 and 13 October 2018 at Olympia London (free entry)
Click here for further details.
Click here for additional information on our Investor in Careers Award.

Year 7 and 8 Formal Examination Week, 17th September 2018


The Year 7 and 8 Formal Examination Week is from Monday 15 October to Friday 19 October 2018.

Click here for our letter to Year 7 parents/carers. 

Click here for the Year 7 Revision Guidance. 

Click here for our letter to Year 8 parents/carers.

Click here for the Year 8 Revision Guidance.


Trip to the Old Vic Theatre and Shequality workshop, 14th September 2018


Our pupils from our Shequality group (pupils with a strong interest in equal rights and feminism) recently attended a trip to the Old Vic Theatre and a workshop with Dr Helen Pankhurst.

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Year 11 Formal Examination Week, 12th September 2018


The Year 11 Formal Examination Week is from Monday 1 October to Friday 5 October 2018.

Click here for our letter to parents. 

Click here for the Year 11 Revision Guidance. 


First week of school for our new Year 7 pupils,                         7th September 2018


We were very pleased to see our new Year 7 pupils settling in so well and so engaged with their new environment and lessons.

Each pupil received a new reading book as a welcome gift and made a wonderful start to life at Platanos College with an understanding of the school's motto - Attitude Determines Altitude.

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Year 7 Welcome Evening, 6th September 2018


We were delighted to meet so many Year 7 parents and carers yesterday at our welcome evening.

Please click on the links below for copies of the Year 7 guidance and core curriculum presentations.

Year 7 Guide (click here).

English department presentation (click here).

Maths department presentation (click here).

Science department presentation (click here).


Congratulations to our Year 11 graduates on Results Day, 23rd August 2018

We would like to congratulate all of our 2018 Year 11 graduates for their excellent achievement in their GCSE exams. It is well deserved following much dedication and hard work.


Celebrating Learning and Teaching volume II, 20th July 2018

We are pleased that our publication 'Celebrating Learning and Teaching' volume 2 is now available.

Click here to read.


Key Stage 3 Awards Evening, 16th July 2018

Our annual awards evening was an outstanding celebration of our pupils' successes this year including the introduction of our new Platanos College Theatre Company.
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Switch Off Prejudice Anne Frank Exhibition at Platanos College, 10th July 2018


Platanos College pupils held an excellent exhibition at the school in collaboration with the Anne Frank Trust. Pupils were trained as Guides to lead the exhibition exploring issues of equality and discrimination. The two week exhibition was a great success and eye opener.

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London History Tour, 2nd July 2018


Last week a total of 90 Year 10 pupils took part in a London history trip to the London Dungeons and Jack the Ripper tour as part of joint studies for GCSE History and English.

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Our GCSE results have shown significant improvement over the last few years and Platanos College is now one of the top-performing schools in the country.