Life Skills Centre
The new Life Skills Centre will support our ambition to deliver outstanding education for all our students, support their lifelong learning and help them fulfil their potential. The new specialist building will provide the flexibility needed to accommodate students with very complex medical and physical needs. It will be adjacent to the rest of the school, but self-contained, with separate secure access for the learning and community engagement environments. The main entrance will lead into a new community café, accessible to staff, parents and the local community and businesses. It will play a key role in our future local community engagement plans to benefit both our students and our wider community.
Rutherford School occupies a highly specialised but vital niche in the education market. There are very few meaningful educational and care options for young adults with PMLD and there is no other local provider able to offer the level of education, nursing, and therapies that we provide, which explains why we receive many referrals from well beyond Croydon. The nearest school for children with disabilities (St Giles’ School, Croydon) only caters for students aged 4-19