Have a great break everyone !!  See you on 6 September.


    Tuesday 15th October 2013

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We are Courtwood Community


We are loved by

Our family and friends who encourage and support us.


We are thankful for

Who we are and for all the things we have been given.


We believe that
Everyone one is equal and should be respected and treated fairly.

We stand up for
Ourselves and others.

We will be
Good friends for all, being kind and helpful to each other.

We are proud of
Our own and the schools achievements.

We appreciate
The beautiful nature that surrounds us here.

We will treat it
With respect and look after it.

We value
Truth and honesty.

We are determined to
Persevere in all we do.

We have great expectation
Of our future, striving to reach our goals.

We will use every day to
Enjoy life, be happy, make Courtwood a great place to be.

Together we are one.

Welcome to Courtwood Primary School.

Our school is nestled into a green hillside, close to Selsdon Woods, which is an ancient woodland and nature reserve. We are surrounded by the leafy and pleasant Forestdale Estate, yet close to all of Croydon’s many amenities via the tram system.

We believe in strong partnership with parents/carers in order to help each child reach their potential, both academically and personally. Our main focus is on the skills of literacy and numeracy which underpin all learning, and we are proud to have achieved The Basic Skills Quality Mark for the 4th time.

We use our beautiful grounds and local woods to enhance and enrich our curriculum. We harness the new technologies so that our virtual school is open anywhere, anytime. Each child can log-in and access learning in a safe environment while their parent/carer can access most school information.

We extend our school day because we want to support working parents. The Primary Club operates a Breakfast Club and After-school and Holiday Club. In addition, we have a super range of clubs which run until 4.30pm, allowing children to develop new interests and skills.

I am proud to be the Headteacher of this wonderful school.

Mrs Tricia Farrelly


We take children whose 5th birthday falls during the academic year (from 1st September to 31st August). Croydon local authority is responsible for the application process and your forms need to be submitted (online or paper) by the date set in January. You are most welcome to contact the school to visit, hear the Headteacher speak and tour the site. We hold Open Mornings during September and October. Please phone the office to book your place.

Years 1 and 2 learn the Key Stage 1 curriculum. We have 30 children in each class. We use our beautiful school grounds to enrich our learning. We have a sports field, pond, meadow, a geology garden and wooded areas.

Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 study the Key Stage 2 curriculum.  After school we run a wide range of clubs in addition to netball and football teams. Most importantly, our philosophy underpins all our work, helping us to work with you in developing all the amazing aspects of your child.

An Inclusive Community

Our school is an inclusive community of children, staff, parents, governors, friends and colleagues. We all work together for the same aim: to see our children learn and grow towards a successful and happy adulthood.

A Happy School

Courtwood is a happy school, where children enjoy learning and finding out about all their many and varied talents. Once your child is at the school, they will have access to our ‘virtual school’, which is open 24/7. You can be confident when they are online here they are safe and can continue their learning beyond the school day.