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The Limes College

Alternative Provision


Key Phrases

‘Students make excellent progress

and many experience success

for the first time in their school career’


‘Leaders and managers at all levels are ambitious for the college and believe that the students deserve nothing less than the best education possible.’





‘Students know they come to college to learn and their behavior in lessons and around college is excellent’

‘In addition to GCSE and BTEC qualifications, many students achieve industry-recognised qualifications in construction trades.  Groups also successfully complete the nationally recognised Football Association Level 1 Coaching Certificate and Community Sports Leader Award through the Crystal Palace FC Project.’



‘The college's arrangements for safeguarding students are outstanding.  All necessary safeguarding checks and policies are in place for on and off-site working.  Students receive exceptionally good guidance on how to stay safe in different circumstances.’


‘Many students arrive at the college with a long history of poor behaviour but, from the start, intensive support helps them to learn to control their behaviour and benefit from what the college can offer.’



‘Staff at all levels are outstanding at promoting students' personal development and helping them to overcome their barriers to learning.  As a result, students rapidly gain confidence and start to believe that they can succeed.  This applies as much with the older as the younger students.’

‘Teachers demonstrate considerable expertise in engaging students, making very good use of a wide range of practical as well as academic activities.  For example, as a result of students being given responsibility for cooking the midday meal for staff and other students, they gained a high level of understanding of professional catering.’



‘Many students who join the college in Key Stage 4 have made little progress since the end of Key Stage 2, and some may even perform less well than they did at the age of eleven.  Most of them start to make excellent progress and almost all leave with recognised qualifications in English, mathematics, science and several other subjects.’

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The Limes College, Robin Hood Lane,
Sutton SM1 2SD


The Limes College is part of Alternative Learning Trust which is a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales. Company Number 11788031 Registered office: Sutton West Centre, Robin Hood Lane, Sutton SM1 2SD