Monks Orchard Primary School: A picturesque part of London with excellent transport connections by road and rail

The Glade, Shirley, Croydon, CR0 7UF

Shirley is an area of South East London, within the London Borough of Croydon. It borders the London Borough of Bromley. It is located east of Croydon, and 10 miles (16.1 km) south south-east of Charing Cross.

Croydon is surrounded by beautiful green parks and commons. There’s Lloyds park and Addington Park near by, and the North downs just a few kilometres away. Numerous golf courses surround the area as are famous landmarks such as Croydon Minster and Shirley Windmill. Croydon town centre is a haven for shoppers and Fairfield Halls theatre regularly hosts famous productions.

We are very lucky as a school that we benefit from excellent transport links by road and rail; this means our staff team are able to travel to us from a vast number of locations not only from across South and Central London but the surrounding areas, making us a great option for commuters.

Sussex, Kent and Surrey are linked to Croydon by the Brighton Mainline rail links.

The M25, M23 and A23 roads link Croydon with many key areas, including; Central London, Gatwick, Crawley and East Sussex.

There is also a large public transport infrastructure running throughout Croydon with regular routes on train, tram and busses. Our closest railway stations are Eden Park, Elmers End and Norwood Junction. Our closet tram stops are Arena and Woodside.

For more information on how easy your journey can be to us, visit the TFL website.

What South London has to offer

South London or South of the Thames is a picturesque part of London that offers a mixture of suburban towns, parks and amenities. It offers excellent access to Central London and the surrounding countryside of Surrey and the South Coast. Boroughs in the South of London include:

Bexley, Bromley, Croydon, Greenwich, Kingston, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Richmond, Southwark, Sutton and Wandsworth.

The area offers a collective mix of beautiful parks, historical landmarks and cosmopolitan restaurants, bars and clubs. South London offers a wide range of property types to suit every budget and lifestyle.

Relocating to London? Great choice…

London is one of the world's most exciting cities and a truly unique place to live. There are many reasons to live and work in London and it is truly a city that has something for everyone.

Whether it’s:

sightseeing, eating, drinking, dancing, socialising or simply relaxing London can cater for all.

To learn more about living in London visit the Time Out website.

If you are relocating from abroad, which is becoming increasingly more common as overseas teachers pursue their careers in a thriving city full of excellent schools and opportunities, it is important to be aware of working requirements and what you must do prior to staring work.

Finding the right place to live

As a school we will support you in your relocation and help to advise you on areas that you can live that are easily accessible to the school.

For information on buying or renting in the local area click here.