Cressey College

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
C/O Coombe Cliff
Coome Road
5 - 19
Other independent special school
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Cressey College is a multi-site special school for male and female pupils between the ages of five and 19 years who have social, emotional and mental health difficulties. All pupils have education, health and care plans for their social, emotional and mental health difficulties and other additional special educational needs, including autistic spectrum disorder. Inspection report: Cressey College, 27 February – 7 March 2018 Page 9 of 12 All pupils have a history of disrupted education. Pupils are placed at the school from 12 local authorities, the majority in London. Almost all pupils have challenging behaviours and benefit from intensive adult support. The school is based on five separate sites within the London Borough of Croydon. Three sites are age-specific, one is for pupils unable to work alongside other pupils and the last is for the sole use of older girls. There are also two off-site provisions. One is a full-time programme providing tailored pathways to employment, and the second is a part-time programme for those pupils who are currently unable to access full-time education. These placements are partly taught by school staff in the community, including in local libraries and music, leisure and equestrian centres. Pupils study for the rest of the timetable at local colleges. These include Capel Manor, Croydon, Carshalton, Kingston, and South Thames colleges. The school has expanded significantly since the last full inspection. Recently, the school has admitted a large number of primary-aged pupils. The school works closely with two local special schools, including shared training and professional development for staff. In September 2017, the school took over the management of a therapeutic school in Merton local authority. This is subject to a separate inspection. The school opened in January 2010. It received its last full inspection in November 2013, when the overall effectiveness of the school was judged to be good. There were two subsequent progress monitoring inspections. The school moved premises at the time of the last inspection in October 2017. At the last progress monitoring inspection, all of the independent school standards were judged to be met. Since the last inspection, the leadership team has grown. New appointments include a deputy headteacher, three heads of departments, three additional senior teachers and a steering group.

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