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About St Nicholas School

St Nicholas is a Primary Special School catering for children aged 4 – 11 years with Moderate Learning Difficulties, Speech and Communication Disorders and Autism.

The school has a maximum roll of 140 pupils, and all admissions are made by Croydon SEN department.

The school currently has 14 classrooms and pupils are grouped in small classes of around 10 pupils. Each class has a teacher and up to 2 teaching assistants depending on needs in the class.

Additional facilities include a Music Room, Hall, Soft Room, Communication Room, Medical Room, Sensory Room, Practical Room, Hygiene Room and separate outside play Areas for foundation stage and the main school.

All areas are appropriately resourced, and we are redeveloping our main playground to provide exciting new play zones to meet the range of needs in the school.

The school aims to provide a friendly, caring and safe environment in which all children can develop to their full potential and see St Nicholas as their Primary School.  We are committed to providing equal opportunities to our diverse community, regardless of race, belief, gender or needs.

Admissions Policy and Procedure

All pupils must have an Education Health and Care Plan as defined in the Code of Practice.  Pupils will be referred to the school via the Special Needs Department at Taberner House (Telephone number: 020 8686 4433)

Prospective parents may view the school on designated ‘Open Mornings’. Please contact the school on 020 8660 4861 to make an appointment.

The Local Authority will confirm the offer of a place after full consideration of all the information available and in negotiation with the school.


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