- Cressey College
C/O Coombe Cliff
- Head: Ms Adrienne Cherrywood
- T 020 8655 2798
- F 020 8655 2798
- W www.cresseycollege.co.uk
- 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: 102
- 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. ...Read more
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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|
|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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