About Us

Carew Academy is a special academy for pupils aged 7-18 with a wide range of ability levels and additional learning needs, including complex needs.

Due to the complex nature of pupils’ needs, we consider referrals to the school in the light of the needs of the whole school population. We do this to ensure that we continue to meet the needs of the whole school community.

All pupils have a Statement of Special Educational Need or an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) maintained by the London Borough of Sutton or other Local Authorities.

The school strives to develop the full potential of everyone within its community and is able to provide a broad and wide ranging curriculum, adapted to meet the needs of individual pupils. We are also able to offer pupils other opportunities through life-skills based lessons, residential visits, work experience and access to therapies, including Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Music and Drama Therapy.

History

This beautiful manor house is situated at the edge of Beddington Park, next to the historic St Marys Church. The building and grounds are steeped in Tudor history and the Carew family were in residence here for over four hundred years. Sir Nicholas Carew was the cousin of Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII is said to have spent several days visiting the manor during their courtship. Elizabeth I, Sir Walter Raleigh and Jane Seymour are all said to have had links to Beddington and Carew Manor in particular. The great Tudor hall, boasts a magnificent arch-braced hammerbeam roof and is one of the few remaining examples in the country, other than Hampton Court Palace. Adjacent to the front of the building is Carew Manor Dovecote, which dates to the early 18th Century.

 

The school is making such a difference to the lives of our young people. I am immensely proud of all that you are achieving.

Cllr Ruth Dombey, Leader of Sutton Council

 

Latest News

NSPCC National Number Day

Pupils at Carew Academy recently celebrated the NSPCC National Number Day and raised money for this great cause at Carew. We hosted a whole week of Maths puzzles and activities, with pupils practising using their mental maths, calculators when needed, …

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A trip to Jamie’s Farm

Students from Carew Academy returned to Jamie’s Farm after such a successful trip last year. Jamie’s Farm is a provider who offer ‘farming, family and therapy’ through a short residential stay and follow up programme. Their aim is to re-engage …

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Victorian Theme Day

Pupils have taken part in our first Theme Day of the academic year. The focus for this was Victorian history. Pupils participated in a variety of Victorian-themed activities instead of usual lessons, and many came dressed as Victorian school children! …

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London Science Museum at Carew Academy!

After a successful visit last year, we welcomed The London Science Museum Team back to Carew this year.   The Lower school students were treated to visually stimulating workshops about Light and shadows and States of Matter.  They witnessed what happened …

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