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 2020

Inset days (staff only) Thu 03, Fri 04 and Mon 07  Sep 2020  
1st half of term Tue 08 Sep 2020 Fri 23 Oct 2020
Half term Mon 26 Oct 2020 Fri 30 Oct 2020
Inset days (staff only) Mon 02 Nov 2020 and Fri 04 Dec 2020


2nd half of term

Tue 03 Nov 2020

Fri 18 Dec 2020

Spring Term 2021

Target Setting
(Students & Parents)
Mon 04 Jan 2021  
1st half of term Tue 05 Jan 2021 Fri 12 Feb 2021
Half term Mon 15 Feb 2021

Fri 19 Feb 2021

Inset days (staff only)

Mon 22 Feb 2021

2nd half of term Tue 23 Feb 2021 Wed 31 Mar 2021

Summer Term 2021

Target Setting
(Students & Parents)
Mon 19 Apr 2021  
1st half of term Tue 20 Apr 2021 Fri 28 May 2021
Half term Mon 31 May 2021 Fri 04 Jun 2021
Inset days (staff only) Fri 25 Jun 2021  

2nd half of term

Tue 08 Jun 2021

Fri 23 Jul 2021


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