childrenCroydon is committed to supporting all children, young people and families who live, work and play in the borough so that they are able to enjoy equality of opportunity and realise their full potential. In order to achieve this, all practitioners supporting children, young people and their families must work together effectively.

All agencies in Croydon are committed to developing integrated working and local practitioners are constantly improving the way in which they work together, share information and deliver services. Working with children, young people and families, and identifying their needs, requires a shared awareness and understanding of different levels of need as well as the most appropriate support and services. Croydon is committed to early intervention – at any point in a child or young person’s life – to tackle emerging problems for babies, children, young people and their families, as soon as possible, to prevent their situations becoming more serious.

Educational Attainment

Improving the level of education and skills present within a local population remains an important policy objective for both local and central government. The task of implementing initiatives to improve life-long learning and enhance individual development (and employability) represents a significant and essential challenge for local authorities.

This section shows educational qualifications for Croydon.
17.6%

No qualifications
  
Source: ONS, Census 2011
 
31.8%

Level 4 qualifications and above
 Source: ONS, Census 2011
#color:0x0167BB No qualifications 2011 Barking and Dagenham: 27.9 #color:0x0167BB No qualifications 2011 Havering: 26.4 #color:0x0167BB No qualifications 2011 Enfield: 23 #color:0x0167BB No qualifications 2011 Bexley: 23 #color:0x0167BB No qualifications 2011 Waltham Forest: 20.8 #color:0x0167BB No qualifications 2011 Newham: 20.6 #color:0x0167BB No qualifications 2011 Greenwich: 20.6 #color:0x0167BB No qualifications 2011 Tower Hamlets: 20 #color:0x0167BB No qualifications 2011 Hackney: 19.6 #color:0x0167BB No qualifications 2011 Brent: 19.2 #color:0x0167BB No qualifications 2011 Hillingdon: 19.1 #color:0x0167BB No qualifications 2011 Sutton: 18.6 #color:0x0167BB No qualifications 2011 Redbridge: 18.5 #color:0x0167BB No qualifications 2011 Bromley: 17.9 #color:0x0167BB No qualifications 2011 Haringey: 17.8 #color:0x0167BB No qualifications 2011 Lewisham: 17.7 #color:0xFFD700 No qualifications 2011 Croydon: 17.6 #color:0x0167BB No qualifications 2011 Hounslow: 17.3 #color:0x0167BB No qualifications 2011 Islington: 17 #color:0x0167BB No qualifications 2011 Harrow: 16.8 #color:0x0167BB No qualifications 2011 Ealing: 16.5 #color:0x0167BB No qualifications 2011 Southwark: 16.3 #color:0x0167BB No qualifications 2011 Barnet: 15.5 #color:0x0167BB No qualifications 2011 Merton: 15.2 #color:0x0167BB No qualifications 2011 Lambeth: 14.2 #color:0x0167BB No qualifications 2011 Kingston upon Thames: 13.4 #color:0x0167BB No qualifications 2011 Hammersmith and Fulham: 12.8 #color:0x0167BB No qualifications 2011 Westminster: 12.8 #color:0x0167BB No qualifications 2011 Camden: 12.7 #color:0x0167BB No qualifications 2011 Wandsworth: 11.6 #color:0x0167BB No qualifications 2011 Richmond upon Thames: 10.6 #color:0x0167BB No qualifications 2011 Kensington and Chelsea: 10.1 #color:0x0167BB No qualifications 2011 City of London: 6.7 Comparison of population with no qualifications across London (2011)
#color:0x0167BB Level 4 qualifications and above 2011 City of London: 68.4 #color:0x0167BB Level 4 qualifications and above 2011 Wandsworth: 53.6 #color:0x0167BB Level 4 qualifications and above 2011 Richmond upon Thames: 53 #color:0x0167BB Level 4 qualifications and above 2011 Kensington and Chelsea: 52.7 #color:0x0167BB Level 4 qualifications and above 2011 Camden: 50.5 #color:0x0167BB Level 4 qualifications and above 2011 Westminster: 50.3 #color:0x0167BB Level 4 qualifications and above 2011 Hammersmith and Fulham: 49.6 #color:0x0167BB Level 4 qualifications and above 2011 Islington: 48.1 #color:0x0167BB Level 4 qualifications and above 2011 Lambeth: 46.6 #color:0x0167BB Level 4 qualifications and above 2011 Southwark: 43.1 #color:0x0167BB Level 4 qualifications and above 2011 Hackney: 41.8 #color:0x0167BB Level 4 qualifications and above 2011 Kingston upon Thames: 41.4 #color:0x0167BB Level 4 qualifications and above 2011 Merton: 41.1 #color:0x0167BB Level 4 qualifications and above 2011 Tower Hamlets: 41 #color:0x0167BB Level 4 qualifications and above 2011 Haringey: 40.8 #color:0x0167BB Level 4 qualifications and above 2011 Barnet: 40.3 #color:0x0167BB Level 4 qualifications and above 2011 Lewisham: 38 #color:0x0167BB Level 4 qualifications and above 2011 Ealing: 37 #color:0x0167BB Level 4 qualifications and above 2011 Harrow: 36.8 #color:0x0167BB Level 4 qualifications and above 2011 Hounslow: 34.6 #color:0x0167BB Level 4 qualifications and above 2011 Redbridge: 33.9 #color:0x0167BB Level 4 qualifications and above 2011 Brent: 33.3 #color:0x0167BB Level 4 qualifications and above 2011 Greenwich: 33.2 #color:0x0167BB Level 4 qualifications and above 2011 Bromley: 33.1 #color:0xFFD700 Level 4 qualifications and above 2011 Croydon: 31.8 #color:0x0167BB Level 4 qualifications and above 2011 Newham: 30.1 #color:0x0167BB Level 4 qualifications and above 2011 Sutton: 30.1 #color:0x0167BB Level 4 qualifications and above 2011 Waltham Forest: 30 #color:0x0167BB Level 4 qualifications and above 2011 Enfield: 28.7 #color:0x0167BB Level 4 qualifications and above 2011 Hillingdon: 28 #color:0x0167BB Level 4 qualifications and above 2011 Bexley: 21.8 #color:0x0167BB Level 4 qualifications and above 2011 Barking and Dagenham: 20.9 #color:0x0167BB Level 4 qualifications and above 2011 Havering: 19.4 Comparison of population with Level 4 or above qualifications across London (2011)
#color:0xD1D0D5 England  No qualifications: 22.5% #color:0xD1D0D5 England  Level 1 qualifications: 13.3% #color:0xD1D0D5 England  Level 2 qualifications: 15.2% #color:0xD1D0D5 England  Apprenticeship: 3.6% #color:0xD1D0D5 England  Level 3 qualifications: 12.4% #color:0xD1D0D5 England  Level 4 qualifications and above: 27.4% #color:0xD1D0D5 England  Other qualifications: 5.7% #color:0x827676 London  No qualifications: 17.6% #color:0x827676 London  Level 1 qualifications: 10.7% #color:0x827676 London  Level 2 qualifications: 11.8% #color:0x827676 London  Apprenticeship: 1.6% #color:0x827676 London  Level 3 qualifications: 10.5% #color:0x827676 London  Level 4 qualifications and above: 37.7% #color:0x827676 London  Other qualifications: 10% #color:0x0167BB Croydon  No qualifications: 17.6% #color:0x0167BB Croydon  Level 1 qualifications: 13.8% #color:0x0167BB Croydon  Level 2 qualifications: 15.2% #color:0x0167BB Croydon  Apprenticeship: 2.1% #color:0x0167BB Croydon  Level 3 qualifications: 11.4% #color:0x0167BB Croydon  Level 4 qualifications and above: 31.8% #color:0x0167BB Croydon  Other qualifications: 8% Highest Level Qualification attained

This chart shows % of working age people with highest level of qualification attained:

Level 1: 1-4 O Levels/CSE/GCSEs (any grades), NVQ Level 1 
Level 2: 5+ O Level (Passes)/CSEs (Grade 1)/GCSEs (Grades A*-C), 1 A Level/ 2-3 AS Levels/VCEs,NVQ level 2
Level 3: 2+ A Levels/VCEs, 4+ AS Levels, NVQ Level 3; 
Level 4 and above: Degree (for example BA, BSc), Higher Degree (for example MA, PhD, PGCE), NVQ Level 4-5, HNC, HND
Other qualifications: Vocational/Work-related Qualifications, Foreign Qualifications (not stated/level unknown).

Source: ONS, Census 2011

Early Learning

This chart shows the percentage of children with a good level of development at the age of 5 and expected level in phonics by age 6

Children are defined as having reached a good level of development if they achieve at least the expected level in the early learning goals in the prime areas of learning (personal, social and emotional development; physical development; and communication and language) and the early learning goals in the specific areas of mathematics and literacy.

Pupils are deemed to have met the required standard of phonic decoding if they scored 32 or more out of a possible 40 in the test.
#color:0xD1D0D5 England  % of children achieving a good level of development at the end of reception - 5 yrs: 69.3% #color:0xD1D0D5 England  % of Year 1 pupils achieving the expected level in the phonics screening check - 6 yrs: 80.5% #color:0x827676 London  % of children achieving a good level of development at the end of reception - 5 yrs: 71.2% #color:0x827676 London  % of Year 1 pupils achieving the expected level in the phonics screening check - 6 yrs: 83% #color:0x0167BB Croydon  % of children achieving a good level of development at the end of reception - 5 yrs: 70.4% #color:0x0167BB Croydon  % of Year 1 pupils achieving the expected level in the phonics screening check - 6 yrs: 79.4% Child development

Key Stage 2

Key stage 2 refers to Year 3 to Year 6 and to pupils aged between 7 and 11. In year 6 there are national tests and teacher assessments in English and maths, and teacher assessments in science.
#color:0x827676 England  Percentage of eligible pupils with SEN with Statement or EHC plan: 3% #color:0x827676 England  Percentage of eligible pupils with English as additional language (EAL): 19% #color:0x827676 England  Percentage of key stage 2 disadvantaged pupils: 32% #color:0x0167BB Croydon  Percentage of eligible pupils with SEN with Statement or EHC plan: 2% #color:0x0167BB Croydon  Percentage of eligible pupils with English as additional language (EAL): 34% #color:0x0167BB Croydon  Percentage of key stage 2 disadvantaged pupils: 38% Disadvantaged pupils and pupils with EAL and SEN
#color:0x827676 England  Percentage of girls reaching the expected standard in reading, writing and maths: 57% #color:0x827676 England  Percentage of boys reaching the expected standard in reading, writing and maths: 50% #color:0x0167BB Croydon  Percentage of girls reaching the expected standard in reading, writing and maths: 59% #color:0x0167BB Croydon  Percentage of boys reaching the expected standard in reading, writing and maths: 52% Pupils reaching expected standard by gender
#color:0x827676 England  Reading TA: 80% #color:0x827676 England  Science TA: 81% #color:0x827676 England  Writing: 74% #color:0x827676 England  Maths: 70% #color:0x827676 England  Grammar, punctuation and spelling: 73% #color:0x827676 England  Reading: 66% #color:0x0167BB Croydon  Reading TA: 82% #color:0x0167BB Croydon  Science TA: 83% #color:0x0167BB Croydon  Writing: 78% #color:0x0167BB Croydon  Maths: 70% #color:0x0167BB Croydon  Grammar, punctuation and spelling: 75% #color:0x0167BB Croydon  Reading: 66% Pupils reaching the expected standard by area
#color:0x827676 England  Writing: 64% #color:0x827676 England  Maths: 57% #color:0x827676 England  Grammar, punctuation and spelling: 61% #color:0x827676 England  Reading: 53% #color:0x0167BB Croydon  Writing: 69% #color:0x0167BB Croydon  Maths: 58% #color:0x0167BB Croydon  Grammar, punctuation and spelling: 63% #color:0x0167BB Croydon  Reading: 55% Disadvantaged pupils reaching the expected standard

Key stage 4

Key stage 4 refers to Year 10 and Year 11, when pupils are aged between 14 and 16. Most children take GCSEs or other national qualifications in Year 11.
#color:0x827676 England  Percentage of pupils achieving grades A*-C in both English and mathematics GCSEs: 59.3% #color:0x0167BB Croydon  Percentage of pupils achieving grades A*-C in both English and mathematics GCSEs: 60.6% GCSE achievement
#color:0x827676 England  Non-GCSE: 2.8% #color:0x827676 England  GCSE: 12.7% #color:0x827676 England  Open: 15.4% #color:0x827676 England  EBacc: 13.6% #color:0x827676 England  Maths: 9.3% #color:0x827676 England  English: 10.1% #color:0x0167BB Croydon  Non-GCSE: 2.8% #color:0x0167BB Croydon  GCSE: 12.7% #color:0x0167BB Croydon  Open: 15.5% #color:0x0167BB Croydon  EBacc: 13.2% #color:0x0167BB Croydon  Maths: 9.5% #color:0x0167BB Croydon  English: 10.4% Average attainment 8 score per pupil by element

Key stage 5

Key stage 5 refers to the two years of education for students aged 16-18 sitting AS and A levels.
#color:0x827676 England  Percentage of A level students achieving at least three levels at grades AAB or better, at least two of which are in facilitating subjects: 17% #color:0x0167BB Croydon  Percentage of A level students achieving at least three levels at grades AAB or better, at least two of which are in facilitating subjects: 8.5% A level achievement
#color:0x827676 England  Average point score in best 3 A level entries: 35% #color:0x827676 England  Average point score per applied general entry: 34.7% #color:0x827676 England  Average point score per tech level entry: 30.8% #color:0x827676 England  Average point score per academic entry: 32.1% #color:0x827676 England  Average point score per A level entry: 31.8% #color:0x0167BB Croydon  Average point score in best 3 A level entries: 31.2% #color:0x0167BB Croydon  Average point score per applied general entry: 37% #color:0x0167BB Croydon  Average point score per tech level entry: 37.5% #color:0x0167BB Croydon  Average point score per academic entry: 27.8% #color:0x0167BB Croydon  Average point score per A level entry: 27.8% Average point scores

Deprivation

#color:0xFFFF00 Decile 10, 9 (4.09 %) #color:0xF0FF30 Decile 9, 12 (5.45 %) #color:0xE0FF70 Decile 8, 14 (6.36 %) #color:0xE0FFA0 Decile 7, 12 (5.45 %) #color:0xC0E1B0 Decile 6, 24 (10.91 %) #color:0x90FFB0 Decile 5, 24 (10.91 %) #color:0x70FFD0 Decile 4, 28 (12.73 %) #color:0x40E0FF Decile 3, 49 (22.27 %) #color:0x2080FF Decile 2, 39 (17.73 %) #color:0x0000FF Decile 1, 9 (4.09 %) Proportion of LSOAs in  Croydon by IDACI Decile
Income Deprivation Affecting Children Index (IDACI) Decile:

The Indices of Deprivation 2015 provide a set of relative measures of deprivation for small areas (Lower-layer Super Output Areas) across England.

The IADCI is a subset of the Income Deprivation Domain, with the Index showing the proportion of children aged 0 - 15 in each Lower-layer Super Output Area that live in families that are income deprived (those that are in receipt of Income Support, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Pension Credit Guarantee or Child Tax Credit below a given threshold).

The pie chart shows the proportion of lsoa's in Croydon in each decile with decile 1 being the most deprived 10% of areas in England.
#color:0xD1D0D5 England  : 20.1% #color:0x827676 London  : 23.4% #color:0x0167BB Croydon  : 22.7% Children in Low Income Families (2014)

Percentage of children in low income families (children living in families in receipt of out of work benefits or tax credits where their reported income is less than 60% median income) for under 16s only