Schools Links

Schools Links

St Giles is part of the Valley Teaching Alliance and works with a group of local mainstream primary and secondary schools to share and develop good practice.

St Giles has a number of well-established links with Primary and Secondary schools in Croydon.  Pupils from the school take part in events and activities specially planned to promote inclusion and raise self-esteem for all pupils involved.  We are keen to promote disability awareness and challenge perceptions.

Events this year have included:

  • Green class singing in the Primary Choir at Fairfield Halls with hundreds of mainstream pupils
  • The Brit School working with secondary pupils to prepare for their summer show
  • Inclusion sessions at Regina Coeli for a Year 1 pupil
  • John Fisher students helping with sports day
  • Pupils from Riddlesdown, St Giles and Priory working together to represent Croydon in the Panathlon competition
  • Pupils from Chipstead Valley invited to the primary Bollywood day

Dear Parents and Carers,

After 7½ years at St Giles, it is time for me to retire. I’ve really enjoyed watching all the children grow and develop, reaching their goals and moving on to life beyond St Giles.

The school has changed enormously over this time with lots of building work to adapt the classrooms to meet the needs of the current children; changes to curriculum and assessment; and the introduction of new events like the Prom and the Primary Show. But the work in school is never finished and I know that the new headteacher Kathy Lewis will continue to develop the provision to ensure that your child is supported to ‘Be the Best They Can Be’.

Thank you for all your support for the school, and for me, over the years.

Happy holidays,

Ginny Marshall

Virginia Marshall - Headteacher