Our Saturday school works to develop competence and excellence in the core subjects of the National Curriculum (English, Maths and Science).
CSEP provides help and support to young people in terms of study skills, revision techniques, help with mainstream school topics and projects.
Support is provided by a dedicated staff team of teachers, teaching assistants, peer mentors, administration staff and volunteers.
We help each student towards achieving
his or her academic potential through:
Carefully planned lessons
A low student-teacher ratio
Saturday school operates 30 Saturdays per year during term time.
Students start at 10:30am - 12:30pm. All students receive 1 hour of English and 1 hour of Maths.
Students start at 1:00pm - 3:00pm. All students receive 1 hour of English and 1 hour of Maths.
Students can attend a Science workshop from 10:30am - 11:30am.
Students can attend a Science workshop from 11.30 am – 12.30pm
[link to CSEP Academic Calendar]
We operate a waiting list; children can attend once there is an available space in their year group.
How to register
You may register your child(ren) by completing a registration form which can be obtained from our office. Please call for an appointment and induction - we are open Monday - Friday 09:30 am - 4:30 pm and Saturdays during term time from 10:30 am - 2:30 pm.
Andy Johnson (MBE)
Founder of the Croydon
The Croydon Supplementary Education Project (CSEP) was borne from the frustration of seeing pupils mainly from a BAME background being neglected or pushed aside in mainstream education in their pursuit of achieving academic success within the school state system in the late 70’s, as evident from a number of black teachers/academics at the time. This was a period where black pupils were perceived to be more troublesome to teach and many felt in the black community that their children were not being given the same opportunities with their white counterparts.
Mr D. Johnson along with Mrs C. Graham saw this as a blight on their community and decided action needed to be done.
Co-Founder of the Croydon
(Born in 1929)
In collaboration with Mr. Andy Johnson, The Croydon Supplementary Education Project was founded in 1982.
''On reflection of the past years when CSEP started with only five students, one could not imagine that twenty five years later, the zeal and commitment generated by dedicated teachers would still be in operation.''
We believe all Children can embrace who they are, and
with education they can define their future, and can change the world.
is: to empower members of the BME communities in Croydon and beyond through academic and cultural education.
To be a centre of excellence and the place of choice for families and individuals seeking quality education which has heritage and culture firmly embedded in the teaching and learning.