Some quotes from His Majesty’s Inspector from May 2023 Inspection of Serenity School Coulsdon:                “Pupils love coming to Serenity School. They described their experiences very positively, saying that they are happy and feel safe”.                “Pupils thrive here in so many different ways. Often, their previous experiences of school have been negative. Leaders know that time is precious. They have unrelenting aspirations for every pupil”.                “Pupils’ personal development is exceptional. The school’s approach to personal, social, health and economic education has been well thought out. Pupils learn a plethora of important topics in their personal and social development lessons”.

Coulsdon Head Teacher Welcome

A very warm welcome to Serenity School, Coulsdon.

Our school motto is ‘Excellence from enrolment to graduation’ and this is the standard we set for ourselves and for every pupil here. We are a school for young people aged 11-19 with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) whose needs range from Autistic Spectrum Condition and ADHD to other cognition needs and learning difficulties.

Serenity School is a school with a full-time, on-site counsellor as well as visiting Speech and Occupational Therapists who, alongside our teaching and behaviour teams help to facilitate our aim to meet the academic, behavioural, therapeutic and vocational needs of each and every one of our pupils.

Founded in 2018, the school has gone from strength to strength, from an office unit in Croydon’s South End Road with three pupils to the grand Tudor Manor House in Chipstead Village where we are now based, which accommodates our full pupil roll of seventy-five young people.

Our recent Ofsted Inspection (May 2023) highlighted some of our key strengths:

  • “Pupils love coming to Serenity School.”
  • “Staff have an unrelenting aspiration for every student.”
  • “Pupils personal development is exceptional.”

We are incredibly proud of our pupils, their families and our staff team, all of whom contributed to our Outstanding grading in all areas.

If you are interested in a place for your child in our school, and your child fits our profile and has an EHCP, please contact your local authority SEND team and request that they consult with us for a space.

I’m incredibly proud to be the Head Teacher of this wonderful, vibrant school, where we Care, Value and Challenge every member of our school community (Students and staff) to be the best version of themselves.

Jody Tranter, MA, NPQH

Head Teacher

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All you need to know about our policies – from first aid, safeguarding to accessibility. A useful area for parents/guardians to keep informed with procedures.

Through experiences gained we recognise that the well-being and academic achievement of the majority of young people is significantly accelerated by addressing the root causes of behavioural, emotional, social difficulties, and without this some young people simply cannot access education. Inclusion has many forms but one principle, the right of a person to have the same opportunities and respect as anyone else.

We find pleasure through succeeding in our learning: building skills, knowledge and understanding. We actively promote our belief that each child and adult feel valued for their own personal worth and contribution.

This is a CONFIDENTIAL way to stop YOU or a FRIEND or SOMEONE you have seen SUFFERING..


Our curriculum is individualised, creative, innovative and flexible allowing for the needs of each pupil to be met. It aims to promote the social, moral, spiritual and cultural development of the pupils as well as their intellectual and physical development.

Key Stages

Meeting the needs of pupils within a richly imaginative, creative, exciting, inspiring, challenging, fun & dynamic curriculum.

Education Support

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