The Beckmead Family of Schools encompasses places for over 190 children and young people who present with social and communication difficulties which can lead to them displaying anxiety and challenging behaviour. A range of therapeutic, pastoral and family support underpins the work done in the classrooms, nurture groups, playgrounds, as does our partnership with other professionals. We also offer inreach and outreach support to children in Key Stages 1 and 2 through our ‘Bramley Bank’ and other specialist support to schools, families and children delivered by the ‘Autism Outreach Service’.
Our values are consistent across the organisation and allow us to define ourselves as a ‘Family of Schools’
We strive to ensure that all members of our community feel emotionally and physically safe. Dedicated class teams and therapists ensure that pupils have effective behaviour plans which support them to manage their behaviour in small classroom environments and achieve outstanding academic and social progress.
Our school is located on five sites, each with its own specialist provision and defined group of children; our values are consistent across the organisation and allow us to define ourselves as a ‘Family of Schools’.
Croydon Council has made significant investments in the school estate in the last four years so many of our provisions are located in new accommodation. I am proud to say that different elements of the school have been awarded ‘Special School Awards’ by Croydon Council twice in the last three years and Beckmead has been judged as outstanding in all areas in its last two Local Authority inspections.
Our newest provision, Beckmead College, opens its doors in January 2017 and will offer 100 places to pupils aged 14 – 19. Housed in a new-build, state of the art facility that includes five skills-focused workshops, Beckmead College will provide a combination of academic and vocational qualifications blended with the care and nurture that epitomises our work.
When the college opens we can offer an all-age provision in Croydon that looks after and educates the heads, hearts and hands of all the members of what we call “The Beckmead Family.”
Dr Jonty Clark OBE
Executive Head Teacher, October 2016