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.


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

Autumn Term 2019

Inset days (staff only) Mon 02 -  Fri 06 Sep 2019  
1st half of term Mon 09 Sep 2019 Fri 18 Oct 2019
Half term Mon 21 Oct 2019 Fri 25 Oct 2019
Inset days (staff only) Mon 28 Oct 2019


2nd half of term

Inset Day

Tue 29 Oct 2019

Fri 29 Nov 2019

Fri 20 Dec 2019


Spring Term 2020

Target Setting
(Students & Parents)
Mon 06 Jan 2020  
1st half of term Tue 07 Jan 2020 Fri 14 Feb 2020
Half term Mon 17 Feb 2020

Fri 21 Feb 2020

Inset days (staff only)

Mon 24 Feb 2020

Mon 09 March 2020

2nd half of term Tue 25 Feb 2020 Fri 03 Apr 2020

Summer Term 2020

Target Setting
(Students & Parents)
Mon 20 Apr 2020  
1st half of term Tue 21 Apr 2020 Fri 22 May 2020
Half term Mon 25 May 2020 Fri 29 May 2020
Inset days (staff only) Mon 01 Jun 2020  

2nd half of term

Inset Day

Tue 02 Jun 2020

Fri 26 Jun 2020

Fri 17 Jul 2020



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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Lesson 5


Lesson 6


End of day for Coombe Cliff Primary school

2.45 - 3.00pm End of day for all Other sites