School Day & Term Dates

"It was incredibly uplifting to witness the wonderful work that you are doing ... Cressey is an inspiration to us all, and we count ourselves as very fortunate to be able to work alongside you."

Trustee of a major Charity for Children and Young People, Nov 2017.

"For complex children there's no question. You (Cressey) are our preferred provider. You're succeeding with the most challenging children we have. Without going into details, other schools just don't manage to do what you do."

Head of SEN, London Local Authority, Nov 2017

The School Day

The school day starts with breakfast and a 10 minute registration period where the students meet to discuss topical and day-to-day issues, either individually or in a group setting. This provides time for the students to settle and organize themselves for the day, and to raise any matters of concern.

We believe it is important for the staff to work closely with the parent or carer, as a team. Therefore unless requested to the contrary, each child’s parent or carer will be contacted by the staff at the end of each day, as part of the normal daily routine, to inform them of how the day has gone for that student. This helps both staff and parents / carers to work together to achieve the desired outcomes.

Autumn Term 2018


Inset days (staff only)

Mon 03 -  Wed 05 Sep 2018  
1st half of term Thu 06 Sep 2018 Fri 19 Oct 2018
Half term Mon 22 Oct 2018 Fri 26 Oct 2018
Inset day (staff only) Mon 29 Oct 2018  
2nd half of term Tue 30 Oct 2018 Tue 18 Dec 2018

Spring Term 2019

Target Setting
(Students & Parents)
Mon 07 Jan 2019  
1st half of term Tue 08 Jan 2019 Fri 15 Feb 2019
Half term Mon 18 Feb 2018 Fri 22 Feb 2018
Inset days (staff only) Mon 25 Feb and Fri 15 Mar 2019  
2nd half of term Tue 26 Feb 2019

Fri 05 Apr 2019

Summer Term 2019

Target Setting
(Students & Parents)
Tue 23 Apr 2019  
1st half of term Wed 24 Apr 2019 Fri 24 May 2019
Half term Mon 27 May 2019 Fri 31 May 2019
Inset days (staff only) Wed 01 May and Mon 03 Jun 2019  
2nd half of term Tue 04 Jun 2019 Fri 19 Jul 2019


Please note that school finishes at 12.20 p.m. on the last day of each half term.

“When I came to Cressey I couldn't believe it when they came and got me out of bed one morning. That never happened to me at my other schools. But I love it here. Its fun and I do more work too.”

Student, April 2016



Tutor Session


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End of day for Coombe Cliff Primary school

2.45 - 3.00pm End of day for all Other sites