School Day & Term Dates

"This is by far the most successful placement she's ever had. I never thought she'd settle like this. And here she is 3 years later, not just settled but actually thriving, achieving. She actually has real prospects now."

A Virtual School in a London Local Authority, June 2015.

"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 2017


Inset Days (staff only)

Mon 04 - Wed 06 Sep 2017


1st half of term

Thu 07 Sep 2017

Fri 20 Oct 2017

Half term

Mon 23 Oct 2017

Fri 27 Oct 2017

Inset Day (staff only)

Mon 30 Oct 2017


2nd half of term

Tue 31 Oct 2017

Tue 19 Dec 2017

Spring Term 2018

Target setting
(Students & Parents)

Tue 02 Jan 2018


1st half of term

Wed 03 Jan 2018

Fri 09 Feb 2018

Half term

Mon 12 Feb 2018

Fri 16 Feb 2018

Inset day (staff only)

Mon 19 Feb 2018


2nd half of term

Tue 20 Feb 2018

Thu 29 Mar 2018

Summer Term 2018

Target Setting
(Students & Parents)

Mon 16 Apr 2018


1st half of term

Tue 17 Apr 2018

Fri 25 May 2018

Half term

Mon 28 May 2018

Fri 01 Jun 2018

Inset day (staff only)

Mon 04 Jun 2018


2nd half of term

Tue 05 Jun 2018

Fri 20 Jul 2018

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 day (staff only) Mon 25 Feb 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 day (staff only) 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



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End of day for Coombe Cliff Primary school

2.45 - 3.00pm End of day for all Other sites