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.


We will use creative approaches to teaching and learning and will focus on personal development, functional skills, and competencies linking different curriculum areas, progression and enrichment opportunities, and an emphasis on applied learning. We believe the focus on applied learning encourages crucial developmental aspects specific to the needs of learners with autism and additional needs. We feel their development is best served through:

  • Learning through doing, especially play in the early stages
  • Interactions with other learners through peer-related work
  • Real life, practical investigations and active enquiry
  • Learning in different environments to extend, generalise and consolidate skills and knowledge
  • Interaction with the wider community, colleges, other schools, community third sector partnerships and employers
  • Linking understanding and learning activities to job roles and vocational pathways

Our classes will be organised by year group as far as possible to promote inclusion opportunities and age related expectations of the curriculum within the school.

Click here to view our Curriculum Policy



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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