"Like school, only better"
Cricket Green School
Lower Green West
Mitcham, CR4 3AF
Tel: 0208 640 1177
Headteacher: Mrs Celia Dawson
It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Cricket Green School. We were once described as “Like school. Only better!” and that's what we like to believe we offer to all our pupils and families.
Cricket Green is a thriving and outstanding special school, which offers learners the opportunity to grow and develop in an environment where they and their achievements are valued. Pupil well being is at the heart of all we do as we strive for all our learners to be happy, develop skills and competencies for life and grow in to secure and confident young people taking their place in society.
In 2010 and 2013 Ofsted judged us as an “Outstanding School”, praise doesn’t get any better than that but it hasn't stopped us striving to do better to continue to make Cricket Green a happy and outstandingly successful school.“
The outstanding teaching is successful because of the dedication and high levels of skill displayed by teachers and support assistants.
Wednesday 7th September
Pupils back to school
Monday 24th October - Friday 28th October
Friday 21st October
Last Day of Term
Monday 31st October
(Pupils back to school)
Wednesday 21st December
Last day of Term
Message from Celia Dawson, Headteacher
The Great British Bake Off
A HUGE congratulations to Benjamina Ebuehi, the sister of one of our pupils here at Cricket Green, for making it to the quarter finals of the Great British Bake Off!
This week was Tudor week and after three very demanding bakes and fierce competition, unfortunately Benjamina was knocked out of the competition.
She won Star Baker back in week four and she can take pride from triumphs like her tropical churros and lacy pancakes!
We’ll miss her modern style, her eye for design and her smiley, expressive face...
We're all real proud of you here at Cricket Green Benjamina. Wednesday night's Bake Off won't be the same!
Click the Twitter logo to follow Benjamina...
Cross Country 2016
Our 5th annual cross country is fast approaching and this year it's bigger and better than EVER with not one, but TWO events !!!
Click on 'Cross Country' under the 'News & Events' tab for more info!
The BBC at CGS
On Wednesday 28th September a film crew from the BBC spent the day with us here at CGS filming our drama teacher Richard Brown, and developing a 'back story' as to what makes him an outstanding teacher!
Richard is a finalist in the 2016 National Teaching Awards…. What an amazing achievement!!
Richard has been presented with a Silver Teaching Award by the Mayor of Merton, Councillor Brenda Fraser, and in October, Richard will attend the Teaching Awards UK Ceremony at which the Gold Plato Award winners are announced.
The ceremony is filmed by the BBC and broadcast as “Britain’s Classroom Heroes” on the
30th October on BBC2.
We are extremely proud of him for being a finalist and thankful for his outstanding contribution to drama within Cricket Green School! Good luck Richard, we’re all behind you!!
On Monday 17th October Cricket Green School
hosted the World Premiere of 'Watch It', a 20
minute trigger video made by CGS students.
It was a great opportunity for the students, friends and family to see their film for the very first time and it was loved by all!!
The evening was absolutely fantastic and we're very excited at the possibility of this film being used as a resource for other schools. A BIG thankyou to Richard Brown, Leni, Andy and all others involved for their hard work in producing this incredible film!
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Click the link below to view Richard's
story on Merton Council's website....
Between 14th and 16th October, over 400 people all over the world took part in 5k/10k
runs in aid of International Rett Syndrome Awareness Month, with all the money raised
going to research.
On Sunday 16th October a team from CGS braved the downpours with big smiles and
joined over 50 others in Nonsuch Park, led by an ex-pupils’ mum, determined to raise awareness and help make change possible!
The #ChangeisPossible Virtual Run, started at the same time as teams and individuals
across the country and globe, with over 400 people taking part in the special weekend!
You can donate towards this amazing cause at the following website:
#Changeispossible - Rett Syndrome Awareness