Torridon Junior School

Together Everyone Achieves More

Welcome to the Torridon Junior School website

Torridon Junior School is a popular three-form entry school situated in Catford, which is part of the London borough of Lewisham. Working alongside the families and our neighbouring Infant School, we strive to achieve the best for the children in our vibrant community.

Our children, aged between 7 and 11 years of age, bring a wonderful amount of diversity to our school and we positively celebrate this.

We are proud of the many achievements of our school – the provision for the personal development of children and the wide range of activities we offer.  We encourage parents and carers to play an active role in their child’s education and we work as partners in the children’s learning journeys.

Since September 2013 our roll has increased to 390 as we accepted our first bulge class into the school; currently we have a bulge class in Year 3, taking the cohort to 120 children. In 2013 we also welcomed the first intake of pupils into our ASD Resource Base ‘Torridon Lighthouse’.   This facility is shared (in part) with the Infant School and provides a number of children with a unit, within the school, that offers help and support for children with an EHCP where the main need is Autism. Our staff have extensive knowledge and training on autism and inclusion. The vision of our ‘Lighthouse’ is that all the children feel included and accepted, which will empower them to participate and make progress alongside their peers. We encourage our students to be as big a part of the mainstream school as possible, and want the provision to be an emotionally secure place for our students at times where they may find aspects of mainstream school demanding.

The school has recently undergone some significant changes in staffing and leadership but the newly appointed leadership team, alongside the governors, are committed to achieving the best outcomes for the children of Torridon Junior School; working together to improve standards.

We are in the process of updating our website and ask that you contact us if you are unable to locate some information.  We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.  (12th September 2017)