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  • Cressey College
    C/O Coombe Cliff
    Coome Road
    CR0 5SP
  • Head: Ms Adrienne Cherrywood
  • T 020 8686 5840
  • F 020 8655 2798
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A special independent school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 19. Type of SEN provision: SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Croydon
  • Pupils: 121
  • Religion: None
  • Open days: Visits always welcome, by appointment
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

We are a centre of excellence for students with Social, Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties (SEBD), challenging behaviour and additional complex needs like Autism, Attachment Disorders, need for Nurture, Speech, Lang & Learning Difficulties, Aspergers, ADD, ADHD, OCD, ODD, Dyscalculia, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia.

We succeed with these students where other Mainstream, Special & Residential schools could not. All our students have Statements, and many have been excluded from other Special or Mainstream schools.

Our approach has four key elements.

Nurture-based - we provide the love and care that many of these troubled children need.
Nurture - supported by tough-love, boundaries, a strong focus on progress and on positive outcomes.
A very high staff ratio.Standard provision has a staff-to-student mix of between 1:1 and 1:3, enhanced provision is 2:1.
Separate SEBD sites, each with a different environment. We place students in the environment that is best for them. These are for those who: are particularly vulnerable; cannot be alongside other students; will make better progress in small classes and for girls who will progress better in a girls-only environment.

We have a strong focus on positive outcomes, and every child has a differentiated plan for their education, care and health. We follow the National Curriculum, individually tailored to take into account each student's statement. Our Curriculum has 5 modules: Academic, Creative, Emotional, Physical and Vocational. We support individual talents and interests, and provide extra tutoring for this.
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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health Y
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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