Welcome

I am delighted to be the new Principal of Addington Valley Academy, a new Special Free School in Croydon for children and young people with autism and learning difficulties.

We are currently located at our refurbished, temporary site in Canterbury Road, Croydon until our newly constructed school, purpose designed to meet the needs of pupils with autism and complex needs, opens at Field Way, New Addington from September 2021.

Addington Valley Academy will be a co-educational Special School with 150 places for children and young people aged 2-19 who have autism and social communication, cognitive, sensory and social, emotional, and behavioural needs in the Croydon region.

Please click here for the latest new school developments or email  enquiries@addingtonvalley.org if you have any queries.

 

Mr John Reilly - Principal


Addington Valley Academy is an Ambitious and Inclusive School


I think your school and staff are amazing – you have wowed me!

Parent November 2020

 

Latest News

Bug Hotel

Building contractors Kier are busy building our new purpose designed school in New Addington, but they made time to build some extra special mini properties for the local wildlife. There are two bug hotels and a lots of bird boxes …

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Red Nose Day at AVA

Some of our wonderful students came in dressed up as the super heroes they really are on Friday. Here you can see a student showing off their costume and a specially built crane sporting an official Red Nose!  Students brought …

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‘Topping Out’ ceremony for our new school building

Today marked a great milestone in the construction of our first special free school in Croydon. Key stakeholders were invited by building contractor, Kier, to witness the ‘topping out’ of Addington Valley Academy. The virtual ceremony took place on the …

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Going the extra mile 

Thank you to Teaching Assistant Luke, who has literally gone the extra mile on his bike every weekend to ensure that all of our students get their remote learning work packs delivered by hand to their homes ready for Monday …

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