Whilst we continue to stay open, there is no obligation to send your young person in. We also ask that you carefully assess the risk around sending your young person to school. Government guidance is that for the vast majority: THE SAFEST PLACE IS HOME.
A warm welcome to our school website.
Greenvale is Lewisham’s community special school for children and young people between the ages of 11 and 19 years who have significant learning difficulties including those with an additional diagnosis of autism, and those with additional medical needs. Many pupils have additional physical and sensory disabilities and some of our young people have profound and multiple learning difficulties. . We cater for young people with different levels of learning difficulty through our pathways approach which specifies their learning and provision pathway. Some of our young people come to us from specialist provision whilst others have been through mainstream primary provision.
The school is a beautiful, purpose built, state of the art Teaching and Learning environment on a site adjacent to Forster Park School in Waters Road North Downham. Our fantastic facilities include a hydrotherapy pool, specialist teaching rooms, small individual and group rooms, a library and dedicated play leisure and garden spaces.
We teach all areas of the national curriculum differentiated to the student’s individual learning needs. Our curriculum is age-appropriate, stimulating and exciting We have a sixth form wing for post 16 students where the curriculum has a very adult, work related emphasis and encourages students to make active choices.
All experienced, skilled staff and professionals work together positively at Greenvale to create the best outcomes for our young people.
Visits to the school are always welcomed and can be arranged by contacting the school office.
Thank you for your interest in our school. We hope to provide you with a flavour of our school community, its values and atmosphere.
We look forward to meeting you soon.
Dear Parents and Carers,
Following Government guidance, Greenvale remains open however, we are conducting daily risk assessments of safe staff/student ratios. Please be aware that all of our young people have been identified as vulnerable according to government guidance. Therefore, it is important that you assess the potential risk to your son / daughter before sending them to school.
We are stringently assessing the health of all of our young people and will send home anybody with symptoms of ill health during this current period. You may not be asked to self-isolate according to your symptoms but you will be asked to keep your young person home until they are completely symptom free. Your son/ daughter does not have to attend school.
Should the situation change in school we may be forced to suspend some classes or restrict numbers. We therefore need to identify those families who have either one or two parents working in critical sectors. Some parents working in the critical sectors will be able to arrange for their young person to be cared for safely at home and you should do so if you can. We recognise that this will not always be possible. Please remember that you should not rely for childcare upon those who are advised to be stringent about social distancing such as grandparents, friends, or family members with underlying conditions.
The full guidance for critical workers can be found at:
Some of you have already let us know that you are a critical worker. Please check and let us know using the attached slip if you think you are classed as a critical worker.
If you are a critical worker, you are needed to keep essential services going and we thank you for all the hard work you are doing.
Stay well and take care.