INSET DAY

Our next Inset Day is on Friday 24th June 2022

What is Autism?

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects the way a person communicates and relates to people around them. Making sense of the world and everyday social interaction can be difficult for children with autism.

Problems are experienced with these main areas of development:

  • Social interaction
  • Social communication
  • Flexible thinking and behaviour
  • Children may also have sensory difficulties.

There are different forms of autism which are collectively referred to as Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

Our curriculum is offered with an emphasis on communication, social communication and understanding, and regulation. Skills for independence, problem solving and community participation are developed through our specialised curriculum pathways.

The progress my son has made is phenomenal, we couldn’t be happier.

We feel very lucky that he is in this school.

Parent February 2022

Latest News

Cricket with Jonny Gale

We were delighted to welcome cricketer, Jonny Gale to our school today, Jonny is an opening batsmen for the England Learning Disabilities cricket team. He also captains Surrey County Cricket Club’s disability team for players with learning and/or physical disability. …

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AVA wins Best School Building at Prestigious Awards

What an accolade! Addington Valley Academy was awarded ‘Best School Building’ at the National Education Business Awards last week. The awards recognise excellence in the education sector and were presented at a gala dinner in London’s Royal Garden Hotel. This …

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The Mayor joins us for our Jubilee Party

Newly elected, Executive Mayor of Croydon, Jason Perry joined  Addington Valley Academy to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The school was adorned with bunting and painted plates, but it was the huge Union Jack artwork created collaboratively by students across …

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Improving our Local Community

Wheatley and Nazreen classes have been helping the local community by litter picking on the field next to the school. They have been working on their hand strength, spatial awareness and independence skills. They have made a big difference to …

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