Addington Valley Academy is very pleased to welcome back our students after the recent closure due to Covid-19 restrictions. We would like to thank our parents and families for their understanding and support over the last week.

Visions and Ethos

Addington Valley Academy will specialise in providing a high quality learning environment, curriculum and support for students with autism and a range of complex needs. We recognise that children and young people with autism have a range of other needs, including social communication, cognitive, sensory and social, emotional and behavioural and our new school and its staff will have the expertise to support these students.

Our provision and curriculum will be underpinned by a communication and positive behaviour based model that includes therapeutic approaches to incorporate sensory integration, supports our learners to access the core and wider curriculum and understand their world.

Our vision for Addington Valley Academy is to provide a positive environment where children and young people access specialist support so that they can learn and achieve.

This is underpinned by our values which are to:

  • provide a service which offers equality of opportunity and respect to all children, young people and staff
  • build quality relationships and interactions which respect an individual’s potential to learn
  • provide real life learning opportunities within a framework that is flexible, safe and responsive to individual needs
  • enable and empower children and young people to identify and work towards their personal aspirations




A new special school for the London Borough of Croydon


Latest News

What a great start to the term! 

It was a pleasure to greet parents and students as we opened our doors for the first day of school. Students were introduced to their teachers, settled in to their classrooms and our therapy dog, Major was on hand to …

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New school build is progressing well

Great construction progress has been made on the site of our new school in New Addington. Land has been excavated, piling has commenced and retaining walls have been built. Click here to see some visuals.

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Construction of our new school has commenced!

There has been an exciting development regarding the building of our new school in Field Way, New Addington. The construction has commenced, and the first foundations have been laid at the rear of the site. The construction company are using …

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Board of Governors Appointed

Addington Valley Academy has a Local Governing Body (LGB) which is given certain delegated responsibilities by the Orchard Hill College Academy Trust (OHCAT) Board of Directors through a Scheme of Delegation. Some of the LGB’s key responsibilities are: Setting the …

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