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,

November has been another happy, busy month at St Giles. We began the month by welcoming visitors from across Croydon to our Open Morning. Our ‘We Remember’ Assembly later that week, was a beautiful opportunity to remember past students and staff.

Last week, our school council welcomed the Mayor of Croydon, Humayun Kabir, to a meeting. Mr. Mayor answered pupils’ questions about his role and met our five young ambassadors who will be organizing an event next term to support his charities. The month ended with Old Scholars Evening on Friday night. It was lovely to welcome back so many returning friends.

We continue to work hard with parents and Governors to try to improve the situation with parking at the front of the school. The ‘Meet and Greet’ pilot in the morning has now been adopted and we are exploring ways to extend the improvements to the afternoon. Thank you for your feedback on this. We are working with Governors to get advice from Croydon on how to further improve this situation.

As the Autumn Term draws to a close, we are getting ready for our Christmas celebrations. I look forward to seeing many of you at the Middle School Winter Show and the Lower School performance.

Upper School pupils are visiting Bernard Weatherill House in Croydon to sing Carols and we are looking forward to welcoming a choir from John Fisher School for carols at school at the end of the week.

Finally, all the staff at St Giles wish you and your family season’s greetings and a happy new year.

Best wishes,

Kathy Lewis - Headteacher