Red Gates Primary

Welcome to Red Gates School
At Red Gates we believe that
"Together we recognise and embrace individuality and nurture learning within a safe and empowering environment so that all can thrive and feel a sense of achievement, belonging and acceptance."

We are a maintained primary special school for children aged 2 – 11 who have Autism and/or severe learning difficulties.

If you would like to visit, please contact our Admin team to arrange an appointment.

We look forward to welcoming you,
Lorraine Slee (Head Teacher)

Welcome to Red Gates School
Red Gates School is a maintained primary special school for children aged 4 - 11 who have severe learning difficulties.
"Together we learn, embrace challenge, succeed and celebrate achievement"

Latest News

Celebration of Achievement 2019

The children have worked so hard throughout the year and this was celebrated on Thursday 18th July. Each child in each class received a certificate celebrating their achievements over the year. Special certificates and medals were handed out to children who had excelled in the year, as voted on by staff. The school’s therapists were … Read more

Governor Newsletter 3 Summer term 2019

Governor Newsletter 3 Summer term 2019

Red Gates goes Green

School Council are leading the way in making Red Gates greener and more environmentally friendly. On World Environment Day, they’ve checked the school grounds for any rubbish, especially plastic. You may not realise it, but we do get occasional visits from wildlife like squirrels and birds here at Red Gates. We know that plastic can … Read more

Science Week 2019

Each year the school joins in with British Science Week.  Its a  celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths across the UK for people of all ages.  It requires our amazing teachers to come up with entertaining and engaging events and activities for our children to watch and participate in.  To celebrate the end of science … Read more

Croydon Short Breaks Statement Survey

Good Afternoon, Croydon is in the process of updating its Short Breaks Statement.  This document will provide young people, parents and carers with information on: *           The range of short breaks services provided in Croydon *           Who can access short breaks *       … Read more

Governor Newsletter No 2 Spring 2019

Governor Newsletter No 2 Spring 2019

Forest School

One of the extra-curriculum activities the school provides, is Forest School. “Forest School is an inspirational process, that offers all learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees.” – Forest Schools Association Our local Forest School is Courtwood Primary school.  In … Read more

Governor Newsletter and Annual Report – Autumn 2018

Welcome to the first Governor Newsletter of this school year. As governors we want to find the best ways to tell you about our work, and we want to hear from you about the ways we can develop ongoing positive relationships and communication with you all. With this newsletter you will find a summary annual … Read more

Merry Christmas One and All!

This year the theme for the Christmas play was Red Gates Radio.  Each class paired up with another and chose a music genre to perform to. The play was opened by our amazing Red Gates Rockers, performing Jingle Bells and Santa Claus is Coming to Town and was closed by our fabulous Choir, performing We … Read more

Getting in the Christmas Spirit

We would like to thank Knights Garden Centre, Chelsham and Woldingham for providing us, free of charge, with our school Christmas tree. The school committee members received the tree from the Garden Centre and had fun putting on the decorations and making it look beautiful.  Haven’t they done a fantastic job!    Knights Garden Centre … Read more

Its Behind You!

Oh no it isn’t! It is the time of year that everyone loves, Panto season, and the children here at Red Gates are lucky to have their own private performance. Each year, Friends of Red Gates School raise funds in order that Dazzle and Fizz can bring their show to our school for the children … Read more

SEND Strategy & Post 16 SEND Travel Policy consultation

Croydon council is consulting on a draft strategy for improving outcomes and life chances for children and young people (0-25) with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) in Croydon. At the same time, the council is also consulting on changes to its transport policy for young people aged 16-18 with special educational needs.  The council arranges … Read more

Question Time with Croydon’s Education, Social Care Directors & PiP Croydon’s AGM

Parents in Partnership

Harvest Festival

Welcome to our Harvest Festival Harvest Festival is a celebration of the annual harvest, held in schools and as a service in Christian churches, to which gifts of food are brought for the poor. We invited our parents to join us in our celebrations and our talented children made fruit and vegetables and also a … Read more

Croydon Local Authority Consultation – Extend Age Range at Red Gates School

Dear Red Gates Parents/Carers, Croydon Local Authority is carrying out a consultation proposing to extend the age range at Red Gates from 4 – 11 to 2 – 11. We would appreciate your contribution. Please follow the link to the proposal and to complete the survey, which is available until Thursday 29 November 2018. Red … Read more