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.

6 May 2021

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome back to the summer term at St Giles. It has been lovely to see our pupils back at school and we are looking forward to a busy term ahead.

Firstly, an update on our building works: The groundwork at St Giles will begin on the 18th June and the Modular Building is due for delivery on the 15th July. We have been told that all works will be completed by the 8th August and we will then be able to welcome our reception class and nursery class pupils, along with staff, onto our main school site in September. The building works are under constant review and we are working closely with the contractors and Croydon Council.

Please could we ask that pupils are sent into school with a change of clothing as we are not currently storing spare clothes. It is helpful to send in clothing that is loose so that pupils can be changed easily. Please could we also ask parents to send in a named bottle of sun cream for your child, so that we can apply it when necessary, as well as a sun hat for your child to wear in the garden.

Below are some dates for your diaries for the rest of the term, although it is obviously a lot emptier than our usual busy summer term! Depending on lifting of restrictions, we hope to add one or two more events, but until we know better, we will remain very cautious and continue to follow the government guidelines.

Thursday 20th May: Meet The Governors Virtual Coffee Morning – Lower School

Friday 21 May: Online EHCP Workshop for Parents (please contact Hazel if you require further information)

Monday 14th June: Meet The Governors Virtual Coffee Morning – Middle School

Monday 21st June: Inset Day (School Closed)

Wednesday 7th July: Parents Evening (timings to be confirmed)

Thursday 1st July: Meet The Governors Virtual Coffee Morning – Upper School

Friday 2nd July: Sporting Event

Friday 9th July: KS3-KS4 Prom

12-15th July: Upper School Performance Week

October (date to be confirmed) Croydon Housing Clinic

Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support during the last year and a half.

Kathy Lewis -