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 2021


End of Term: Fri 23 Jul 2021

Autumn Term 2021



Inset days (staff only) Thu 02, Fri 03 and Mon 06  Sep 2021  
1st half of term Tue 07 Sep 2021

Fri 22 Oct 2021

Inset Days (staff only) Fri 05 Nov 2021  
Half term Mon 25 Oct 2021

Fri 29 Oct 2021

2nd half of term

Mon 01 Nov 2021

Fri 17 Dec 2021

Spring Term 2022

Target Setting
(Students & Parents)
Tue 04 Jan 2022  
1st half of term Wed 05 Jan 2022 Fri 11 Feb 2022
Half term Mon 14 Feb 2022

Fri 18 Feb 2022

Inset day (staff only)

Fri 25 Feb 2022

2nd half of term Mon 21 Feb 2022 Fri 08 Apr 2022

Summer Term 2022

Target Setting
(Students & Parents)
Mon 25 Apr 2022  
1st half of term Tue 26 Apr 2022 Fri 27 May 2022
Half term Mon 30 May 2022 Fri 03 Jun 2022
Inset days (staff only) Mon 04 Jul 2022  

2nd half of term

Mon 06 Jun 2022

Fri 22 Jul 2022


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


8.50 am

Tutor Session


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Lesson 6


End of day for Coombe Cliff Primary school

2.45 - 3.00pm End of day for all Other sites