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,

Happy New Year! Pupils and staff are enjoying our new topic themes and working hard. The Lower School’s theme this term is ‘Pets & Animals’ and ‘Under the Sea’. Middle School are learning about ‘Dinosaurs’ and the Upper School are travelling back in time ‘Through the Decades’. If you would like to know more about planned activities, please have a look at the Curriculum/Departments section on this website.

This term our Middle School pupils are preparing for the Croydon Music and Arts Education Concert. Upper School pupils will be taking part in the Panathlon and Hawking Class have recently enjoyed a visit from the Croydon Talk Bus. Wonder Class are working with pupils from Harris Academy Purley on a creative project involving their music and art departments.

Our School Council will be organising a Pyjama day and disco on Thursday 13th February. They will be using the event to raise money for the Mayor’s charity and also for school funds. The school will be closed to pupils on the following day (Friday 14th February) while staff do training that will cover safe use of equipment, moving and handling and also focus on reading.

Many thanks to those of you who have completed our Parent Survey. Do let us know if you need another copy of the survey. Your views are important to us and will help us to further develop our school. We would welcome any help with activities and the tea tent during our Victory in Europe Day next term (Thursday 7th May). We hope you will be able to join us on the day for fun filled activities and cake.

Best wishes,

Kathy Lewis - Headteacher