Croydon Award for commitment to the Community

"(My Son) had so much trouble at his last school, and he was so unhappy. But since he has been with you he has felt happy and content and safe, and he's loved being at school."

Parent, August 2018

"(He) called me after his 1st day at Cressey to share his excitement, and tell me how much he loves his teachers ... he even learnt to play pool.

After 2 years of being out of school that's an amazing start, given all his difficulties."

Social Worker, Sep 2017

Cressey wins top Croydon Excellence Award for contribution to the Community!

We're delighted that Cressey has been judged to be Croydon's very best organisation for Commitment to the Community, at the Croydon Business Excellence Awards 2017. We were nominated for consideration by someone who works in a maintained school, who was previously a Cressey employee. 

This prestigious public honour was in recognition of the tireless dedication and passion of our fabulous staff teams, for Cressey's sustained success in transforming the lives of our students, and for our altruistic motivation to help our students as much as we can, and however we can.

Adrienne Cherrywood (Cressey's Headteacher) received the Award on behalf of the school. She said "It's our great staff who have earned this award. They work so hard, and it's not always easy, but they never give up and they keep on succeeding. On behalf of them all, I'm very proud to accept this award and we hugely appreciate this public recognition. We will continually strive to improve every aspect of what we do."