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Information and Events for Parents

The Circus is Coming to Town!!


Escape to the wonderful world of Circus Starr and lose yourself in the magic!


Created for children who are new to the spectacle of live performance or struggle to sit and concentrate, this friendly and relaxed circus show is funded by generous donations from local businesses for your pleasure and delight.


The show is being held on Sunday 6th January at Harris Academy Purley, Kendra Hall Road, South Croydon CR2 6DT.

There are two performances - 4.45pm and 7pm.


To reserve tickets, please contact the PiP Office on 020 8663 5626 or email

You can collect tickets between 10.30am - 2.15pm Monday-Friday.

Please note that tickets will need to be collected from

the PiP Office by Friday 14th December.


Uncollected tickets will be re-advertised.


You will need a ticket for every family member that will be attending (children aged 3 or under do not need a ticket).


(If you have any special requirements or would like to reserve a wheelchair space, please call 01260 288690 on Friday 4th January)



Members of the public are invited to find out about the proposals for Croydon’s new special free school at an information event on Monday 10th December.


Due to open in September 2020, the Addington Valley Academy will be a new state-of-the-art school for 150 pupils aged from 2-19, with Autism Spectrum Disorder and learning difficulties.


Monday’s event will take place on the proposed site of the new development, in theTimebridge Community Centre in Fieldway, New Addington CR0 9AZ, from 5.30pm-7.30pm. Attendees will be able to find out more about the proposals, ask council officers questions and give feedback.


The new school is being developed by Croydon Council with funding from the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA). Earlier this year the council and the ESFA appointed Orchard Hill College Academy Trust as the provider who will run the school.


The proposals form part of a wider project, including the demolition of the existing Timebridge Community Centre, which will be replaced with a brand new community building.


A planning application for Addington Valley Academy is expected to be submitted to the council before the end of the year, and there will be formal consultation as part of the planning process.


Councillor Alisa Flemming, cabinet member for children, families and learning, said: “This an exciting development that will make a huge difference to many of our children, young people and their families. We have several very good special schools in our borough, but increasing demand means at present many pupils have to take up independent special school placements or travel outside the borough.

“Addington Valley will offer our children and young people a high-quality learning environment near their homes, helping them to reach their full potential and prepare them for life after college. I would urge anyone with any interest to come along on Monday and find out more.”


For more information please contact

Latest PIP news, training and events

We have booked an extra date for Makaton 1 - this is FREE training for parents and carers of children with special educational needs and disabilities living or working in Croydon.


Makaton is a language programme using simple signs and symbols to aid people to communicate; it supports spoken language.


Anne Chapman, a registered Makaton Trainer, will take you on a journey unlocking communication routes. The course includes a free training booklet.


This 2 part course will be held on:

Wednesdays 9th and 23rd January 2019 10am - 12.30pm at the Carers Support Centre in George Street.


(Please note that this training will be held in an upstairs room accessible by stairs).


  1. ask for a £10 refundable deposit to secure the place.


Places are limited.


Please book by contacting the PiP office on 020 8663 5626 or

Inclusion Facebook Group

If you would like to sign up to the inclusion facebook group then please contact the Mrs Rhodes via the contact form below.

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