Special Schools in Croydon

Special Schools in Croydon

St Giles is one of six special schools in the London Borough of Croydon.  The special schools work together to promote good practice and provision for special needs across Croydon.

  • Redgates School is for Primary aged children with Severe Learning Difficulties  and Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
  • St. Nicholas School is for Primary aged children with Moderate Learning Difficulties and Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
  • Priory School is for Secondary aged children with Severe Learning Difficulties and Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
  • Bensham Manor School is for Secondary aged children with Moderate Learning Difficulties and Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
  • Beckmead School is for Primary and Secondary pupils with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties.

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