Croydon College is an instructive organization with 8,000 understudies made up of a Further Education College, The Croydon School of Art and a University Center. It is situated in Croydon inside the London Borough of Croydon ts birthplaces can be followed to a School of Art that was built up in 1868, which thusly converged with Croydon Polytechnic to make the school not long after the Second World War. The school is the main further training school to have been granted the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) and is as of now reviewed "great" by Ofsted (2014) The historical backdrop of the College is specifically connected to that of two organizations, the Croydon College of Art and the Croydon Polytechnic. Croydon Corporation (the overseeing body of the County Borough of Croydon ) established the Pitlake Technical Institute in 1888, which would later get to be Croydon Polytechnic, which had an underlying admission of 162 understudies. A quarter century in 1868, the School of Art had been established over the Public Halls in George Street. In 1929, the Board of Education initially highlighted the requirement for another specialized school to supplant Croydon Polytechnic. In 1932, the School of Art was assumed control by the Council to end up Croydon College of Art. In 1941, the Polytechnic school was gutted by flame. It was not until 1948 preceding the arrangements for another school could be restored when the Corporation drew up a Development Plan for Further Education. By then understudy enrolment had ascended to more than 4,000. The arrangement was to make a specialized school, which would combine the Polytechnic and College of Art. After three years, Croydon Corporation formally affirmed gets ready for another school and in 1953 development began at the school's present Fairfield site on the first of four phases. In June 1968, there was a six-day understudy challenge that included Robin Scott, Malcolm McLaren, and Jamie Reid (constantly) Late Principals have included Peter Phillips (until 1994), Vic Seddon (1995–2001) and Mariane Cavalli (2001 to 2010).
It was Vic Seddon who made the Croydon Higher Education Center, created by Mariane Cavalli, which is the concentration for college degree and research movement in the town of Croydon. A proposition to make the formalized Croydon University College the Millennium year 1999-2000 was dismisses by both the Higher Education Funding Council for England and Croydon Borough Council however In November 2011, the school was offered endorsement to utilize the title University Center Croydon (UCC).Current primary and CEO Frances Wadsworth, has been in post since 2010. In 2013 Croydon College was the principal transcendently advance instruction establishment to be granted UNICEF 's Rights Respecting Schools Award accreditation,the most astounding honor granted by UNICEF UK In 2014 the school was granted the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) here have been arrangements to redevelop the range around Croydon College. These have been a piece of Croydon Vision 2020 and have additionally included in the Croydon Plan and Croydon Expo. It incorporates arrangements to give a passerby connect between East Croydon station and the Fairfield College site. The north east corner of the range around the school site is a fundamental piece of this walker development course. Croydon College has distributed its Strategic Drivers 2014 - 2020 flyer itemizing the school's main goal, vision and qualities.