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,

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