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Opportunities this Easter

March 2024

Register here for LEAP or visit website.

More info here.

Pupil of the Term

November, 2023

Pupils of the term recently received their certificates in assembly.  Here they are from primary through to six form. Well done everyone!

pupil of term 2023 winter

Shed 13 art exhibition

Some of our CGS pupils have taken part in an Art Project with a mainstream primary school in Bow, London! The project focused on the theme ‘bridges’ where they looked at their structures, meanings and connections, and involved two workshops and creating and sending postcards.


The exhibition is free to enter and is open to the public from now until 31st August 2023.


If you can, go and take a look, we’re really proud of all their hard work!


Now until 31st August 2023

Poplar Union, 2 Cotall St, London, E14 6TL

Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

Free entry


End of term!

It's been a busy end of Term here at CGS! We've had Primary and Secondary Sports Days, we've welcomed our new Year 7 pupils in an induction morning, said goodbye to our Year 11 and 6th Form Leavers, we've had our whole school Film Festival (which is always a highlight!) and pupils have been on trips all week! It's been a busy but fun end to another great year here at CGS. 

March 2023 OFSTED

We have been judged to be 'Outstanding' for the 4th time!! 2010, 2013, 2017 & now 2023!

Click the button below to view the report.

6th Form first aid

Our 6th Form apprentices were lucky to have Mrs Hamilton-Bower from the Resuscitation Council UK to teach them how to do resuscitation and use a defibrillator. They really enjoyed the sessions and learnt so much!



Mrs Celia Dawson, Headteacher of Cricket Green School,

Merton has been awarded an Order Of The British Empire

(OBE) in the King’s New Year’s Honours list. Mrs Dawson was

given the award for her ‘Outstanding and exemplary lifetime

services to Children and Young People with Special Educational


Mrs Dawson has been the Headteacher of Cricket Green

school for 22 years and led the creation of Mitcham Town

Community Trust, a thriving schools co-operative consisting of

9 primary schools, 2 special schools and 1 secondary school.

As a Trust Chair Mrs Dawson has been visionary in leading

projects and supporting all member schools in raising standards

in teaching and learning and improving life chances for all.

Mrs Dawson has also made a significant contribution towards

improvements in Merton’s special education provision as a

consultant, mentor and trainer. Working with other school

leaders, charities and the business community across Merton

and beyond, Mrs Dawson has directly contributed to many

positive changes and outcomes for children and their families. 

Alongside her school work, Mrs Dawson also established a Project Search internship programme for Post 18 young adults with learning difficulties. The programme is based at St George’s Hospital and has been continuously successful in supporting young people with skills development and finding employment.

Most recently Mrs Dawson was at the frontline, helping staff and families during the Covid pandemic. She helped with a range of extraordinary tasks: from running a testing station, packing and delivering foodparcels and homework deliveries, to providing wellbeing support initiatives. During the Lockdowns Mrs Dawson was in every day, keeping the school open for our most vulnerable pupils and families.

When asked about her work Mrs Dawson always says ‘it’s the best job in the world’ and she is known as a caring leader with a positive attitude towards life.

Mrs Dawson said. “I’m humbled and proud of the incredible work of my team and local community who have helped me shape Cricket Green School into the ‘child centered’ school that it is today. This award is shared with everyone with me on the journey.”

Congratulations Mrs Celia Elaine Dawson, OBE.



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