At Eltham College every pupil is known and valued as an individual. With excellent facilities, pupils are encouraged to perform at their highest level; in academia, sport, and our celebrated music, art and drama, there is scope for everyone to realise their potential.
About the school
Eltham College is a medium sized independent boys' school in south east London with a co-educational Sixth Form. We accept boys from the age of 7 into our Junior School up to the age of 11. They then transfer into the Senior School at the age of 11 when they are joined by external pupils who are successful in the entrance examination.
Please note from September 2020 Eltham College will be welcoming girls for entry into Year 3 and 7, as well as our existing Sixth Form entry.
Eltham College Chapel illuminated red for Remembrance Day
Livestreamed to students and staff across the School, the service began with the Consort Choir performing “For the fallen” by Douglas Guest.
12th November 2020 — Livestreamed to students and staff across the School, the service began with the Consort Choir performing “For the fallen” by Douglas Guest.
This followed by the opening address from Reverend Jim Houghton who remembered and honoured the sacrifice of those who have died in the service of their country. He said: “This is a day when we will remember those who have fought and died for our protection and freedom.” Reverend Houghton added it was moving to know that the whole school community was being able to take part in the service from their classrooms.
The service featured the laying of wreaths on behalf of the school. In keeping with services across the country, a two-minute silence at 11am marked the time that the First World War officially came to an end. The Last Post was played by Frank Caldwell, Year 11.
The school chapel was lit red in the evening in a mark of remembrance.
‘At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.’
Eltham College named as Leaders in Digital Learning for Second Year Running
Microsoft has announced Eltham College as a 2020/21 Showcase Schools, for the second year running.
12th November 2020 — Microsoft has announced Eltham College as a 2020/21 Showcase Schools, for the second year running.
Eltham College has been selected by Microsoft as a 2020-2021 Microsoft Showcase School and joins an exclusive community of just 335 schools from around the world, recognised and celebrated for educational transformation using technology. This includes vision and innovation in teaching, learning and assessment; computational and critical thinking; creativity and collaboration; and a willingness to promote a growth mindset among educators and students.
Over the past year the enormously successful digital strategy the College launched, based on the Microsoft Office 365 platform, has seen a comprehensive staff training programme enable more than 90 staff to become CMIE (Certified Microsoft Innovator Educators) with many now working towards achieving MIEE (Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert) accreditation.
The ultimate achievement of the past twelve months was undoubtedly the smooth transition to online teaching and learning during lockdown, due to the school’s digital capacity, with Microsoft Education technology already embedded across the College.
As one of only 48 schools in the UK who hold the prestigious title of Showcase School, the accreditation reflects the priority the College places on integrating digital technology into teaching and learning.
Director of Design and Technology Maxim Gennari, who leads on the school's digital strategy commented, “We are delighted that we will continue to be a Microsoft Showcase School this year and it is very much thanks to the commitment and dedication of our staff who have adopted and embraced the technology. I know that our parents have been very impressed with how well the transition to online teaching was managed, under difficult circumstances.”
Headmaster Mr Guy Sanderson said, "Being selected for the second year in a row as a Microsoft Showcase School is an amazing honour and recognition of the passion our teachers and staff have for creating the best learning environments possible for every student.” “We look forward to continuing to share our experiences with other schools in our community and across the world as we to continue to find innovative ways to equip our students with the proper tools needed for success inside and outside of the classroom.”
As a Showcase School, Eltham College will continue to work closely with Microsoft to lead innovation in education transformation and communicate an education transformation vision, enabled by technology, through a commitment to host and mentor other schools in the local community and around the globe.
“Microsoft Showcase Schools are shining examples of those applying purpose-driven innovation in a variety of ways to build connection, motivate students and to create community in and out of school,” said Anthony Salcito, Vice President, Worldwide Education, Microsoft. “These schools are truly transforming learning and providing more personalised education to students, empowering them to achieve more.”
Showcase Schools realise many benefits, including the ability to communicate directly with one another, participation in an exclusive online global community, and the opportunity to host and attend both online and in person educational thought leader events.
WHAT DOES BEING A SHOWCASE SCHOOL LOOK LIKE?
• Teaching is delivered via technology as appropriate.
• Lesson content is always available to students via the school’s Office 365 environment.
• Static or subject-specific material can be accessed through the subject area Office 365 Site.
• Dynamic, collaborative and/or class/student specific material is delivered via a shared OneNote (or collaborative ClassBook OneNote), creating effectively dynamic, personal textbooks.
• Email is the preferred method of communication between staff and students. Class email groups are created to facilitate class notices.
• Homework, project deadlines and student meetings are all deployed via Office 365 calendar invites.
• Students are not issued with physical ‘planners’ or ‘homework diaries’; instead, students are expected to check their Office 365 accounts regularly to keep organised.
• Staff and students are required to use OneDrive to store work-related personal documents, sharing as appropriate to collaborate.
• Links to OneDrive/site documents are the expectation in emails, rather than file attachments.