Elm Court School

Elm Park, London SW2 2EF

Secondary

Welcome to Elm Court
Elm Court School is a special school for pupils aged 9 to 19 years who have learning difficulties with associated social and communication needs. Many of our pupils have autism. We aim to provide a creative and practical learning environment with a focus upon achievement and the development of citizenship and life skills.

Joining Our School
All pupils admitted to Elm Court School have an Education, Health and Care Plan. If the Education, Health and Care Plan indicates that a placement at Elm Court School might be appropriate, Lambeth SEN ask us to consider whether or not we can offer the pupil a place. All admissions are via the Lambeth SEN department. We currently have pupils from a number of other London boroughs.

Our school
The classes at Elm Court School are set up to meet the individual needs of our pupils. We recognise that all our pupils are unique. In Year 7, pupils are taught by one teacher for most of their subjects and visit specialist areas of the school for subjects such as Design Technology, PE and Science. From Year 8, pupils either continue to stay mostly with one teacher or will follow a timetable moving from lesson to lesson taught by different subject teachers. The individual needs of a student determine the class that they are placed in. All pupils are expected to reach challenging academic targets and to leave the school with a range of qualifications.

Link to our Ofsted Report 2015:
http://www.elmcourt.lambeth.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/Ofsted-report-December-2015.pdf

Our curriculum
Elm Court School provides a creative and practical curriculum for its pupils.  In addition to the National Curriculum subjects, pupils in Years 10, 11 and the 6th Form study for a range of vocational qualifications to prepare them for the next stage of their education, training or employment. All pupils study for qualifications including GCSEs, BTEC, Functional Skills, NCFE, Gateway and Entry Level.

Pupil Life
The school day starts for all pupils at 8.55am, they can arrive from 8.40am.  Pupils arriving before 8.55am are able to have toast and juice before going to registration. Break and lunch times are staggered.  School ends at 2.50pm and is then followed by study and activity clubs which finish at 3.50pm. In addition, we also support the learning of post graduate students at our school through work placements.

Governance
Elm Court School Governing Body consist of specialist volunteers who work with the school team to ensure that pupils are safe, their achievement is maximised and that the school’s resources are used as efficiently and effectively as possible. Each Governor assumes a responsibility for an aspect of school life. The Governors are appointed by the school, the parents and the Local Authority. They meet termly, attend training sessions and regularly visit school.

Number of Pupils: 132
Ages: 9 - 19 years
Gender: Mixed
Type of School: Maintained School

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