Welcome to Courtwood Primary School. Courtwood Primary School is a one form entry community primary school, located in Forestdale, South Croydon.
At Courtwood, we passionately believe in the inclusion of every child, the school has an excellent reputation in the borough for inclusion and provides specialist teaching for children on the Autistic Spectrum Disorder in our Enhanced Learning Provision. We have a strong nurturing ethos and have a purpose-built Nurture provision where we develop children’s social and emotional skills, resilience, self-esteem, and confidence.
As part of The Collegiate Trust, Courtwood Primary benefits from the collaboration of five Primary and two Secondary Academies, we work with the Education department and have excellent professional development opportunities.
We have a dedicated staff team who work to ensure our pupils are engaged and motivated learners. Our curriculum is carefully planned and ensures our children are equipped with the knowledge, vocabulary, and cultural capital they need to support future learning. We view learning as a partnership and value the relationship between home and school; where there is a shared goal to ensure all pupils can reach their potential, both academically and personally.
Courtwood Primary pupils are well motivated and a pleasure to work with, they relate positively to each other and to visitors and demonstrate good behaviour both in and out of the classroom. We strive to provide the very best learning environment and learning experiences for our pupils, and it is the combination of these factors that leads to the improving standards at our school.
Teaching and Learning
Teaching and Learning at Courtwood is good. We teach our children how to be successful learners by developing their confidence, independence perseverance and resilience.
Where possible we look to take the curriculum outdoors and are fortunate enough to have an Edible Playground as well as our own woodland that enables us to deliver Forest School to our pupils. Forest School and the Edible Playground enrich the curriculum and provide positive social experiences for the pupils to develop skills such as teamwork, collaboration, confidence, and resilience.
Learning is carefully sequenced and scaffolded; expectations are clear and precise and broken down into achievable steps for the children. Teachers’ use of questioning and modelling of key concepts supports and enhances the progress that the children can make within lessons.
The Collegiate Trust
We joined The Collegiate Trust and converted to academy status on 1st September 2018.
The Collegiate Trust exists to improve education in Croydon and Crawley for children and young people up to the age of 18, thereby preparing them from an early age for success – in school, at university, in ambitious careers and throughout a fulfilling life. The Collegiate Trust is a partnership of schools for all ages; together we will work collaboratively to deliver Exceptional Education for All.
We are a school that believes everyone is a learner; we have an outward-looking approach to staff development and continuously seek opportunities for professional development for all staff. We welcome the opportunity of offering young people work experience as well as working with a range of university providers to offer placements to students. Students are welcomed and encouraged to take part in all aspects of school life.
Courtwood is part of The South Croydon Learning Alliance and through this partnership, we offer a strong programme of support for aspiring teachers.
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Approximately 30 minute journey between Central London and East Croydon
Car: 11 minutes by car between Courtwood Primary and East Croydon.
Tram: 15 minute journey on the tram towards New Addington (6 stops), followed by Bus 353 to Forestdale.
Bus: Route 433 to Addington Village departs East Croydon Station every 15 minutes.