Educational Services

English Classes

English and Maths classes are  run weekly from Monday to Friday--morning sessions are 10:30am—12:30pm  and afternoon sessions are  2:00pm—4:00pm.  Please note the classes are only for newly arrived separated young people and those not currently attending school or college. They take place in our Croydon office. 

"Don’t worry, try again and this would make me feel comfortable. I made a lot of friends here, in college sometimes is very noise and crowded, I don’t like it“ (17 year old girl from Vietnam)

“Teachers have helped me to learn English. It is very good. It is fantastic. Thank you very much to the Refugee Council. Nice people" (17 year old boy from Sudan)

If you are not enrolled in the mainstream education and wish to enroll in our English Classes, you will need to complete a registration form which is available from the Croydon office reception or by contacting our Project Coordinator.

Weekly timetable:

Please note—only those 15 and above are allowed to join free play and social activities in the building. This is a 'drop in' service and Foster carers are responsible for ensuring young people can safely travel to/from the Refugee Council to their homes.




Advice on accessing education

We are able to provide advice on accessing education to young people, their foster carers and support workers.

We also work and liaise with a number of local schools and colleges and are able to advise on how to complete application.

During School Holidays

Although we do not run educational classes during school holidays, we do run a range of other activities such as trips and short training sessions to help young people learn new skills. The Youth Club is open throughout half-term breaks and holidays every week day from 9.30am - 5pm.

Young people can play games, socialize and develop friendships and take part in planned activities. Young people already registered for Children's Section English Classes will get priority to attend the recreational activities. 

Please contact the Project Coordinator Joe Jakes for further information on 020 7346 1181 or email