Shirley High School
Shirley High School Performing Arts College is a co-educational academy school in the London Borough of Croydon, which first opened in 1954. The school has around 900 pupils aged 11–16. The school was awarded specialist status as a performing arts college in September 2005, and continues to specialise in arts as an academy. The school planned to open a sixth-form block for the 2007-2008 academic year. On Thursday 24 November 2011 Shirley High School was awarded the Croydon Council secondary school of the year awards.