‘I would like to thank you…for all the hard work and time you put into making the George Knowland day so memorable each year and this year was exceptional…(the children) are all so well behaved’.

Brenda Newman


‘…their enthusiasm was great. I was really impressed with the writing…Some of (Year 6) are already writing in more polished “writer voices” than I have heard from Year 7/8, and they were very good at conveying character emotion’.

Daniel Blythe (Author)

‘I thought the children were a credit to the school…they sang beautifully and were so well behaved. I congratulate the whole school staff team on the inspirational leadership…’

Cllr Toni E Letts OBE Deputy Mayor of Croydon

‘The children’s behaviour was exemplary; it was lovely how they were so interested in learning…and they listened attentively while I spoke. Congratulations…for creating a great learning environment for our responsible adults of the future’.

Cllr Patricia Hay-Justice

Past Pupils

‘It was a pleasure being at your amazing school. The teachers who work there are kind and extremely encouraging. Everybody there helped me gain confidence to begin life at my secondary school. It was a very memorable time. It was the highlight of my life and I intend to tell everyone about it.’

Asiyah H (via letter)

‘I am so grateful for the support and education of Elmwood. It has made me the person I am today and helped me obtain a place at my secondary school.’

Indrani P (via letter)


‘They contributed lots and the workshop presenter was very impressed with their involvement!’

DH Croydon Central Library

‘I am writing to thank all of you who contributed so magnificently to your Harvest Festival…you have made all the difference…your gifts are greatly appreciated’.

PH Croydon Refugee Day Centre