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/Carers,

Ofsted carried out a one day short inspection on the 12th December 2017. We are pleased to report that the inspectors confirmed that we are a ‘good’ school with lots of strengths and where all children are included and valued. You can read the full inspector’s letter HERE

I want to thank all the staff for working hard every day to support our children to make progress, to have fun and to be well cared for.

Here are some of the well deserved highlights from the inspector’s letter:

  • Personal development, behaviour and welfare remain strengths of the school.
  • Communication has now become an area of strength for the school.
  • The school have developed assessment procedures significantly since the last inspection.
  • Staff clearly understand what to do if they have a concern about a pupil’s welfare.
  • Safeguarding records are detailed and of high quality.
  • A wide range of stimulating activities are used to extend pupils’ learning effectively.
  • Pupils are challenged appropriately by the work set and achieve well.
  • Teaching assistants are well deployed to support pupils’ progress.
  • The school prepares pupils for the next stage of their education.
  • Pupils are given meaningful and appropriate work experience activities.

Well done and thank you to everyone who contributed to the inspection day.

Virginia Marshall - Headteacher