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Headteacher: Joanna Tarrant  BSc (Hons)  PGCE  MA(Ed)  NPQH
Elm Court 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.
Provisional Arrangements for the start of Term – Please see below for the details of what will be happening at Elm Court School in September 2020. (Please also click on Headteacher’s letter below for further information.) 

As we need to stagger the arrival and departure times for pupils, please see below for when your child needs to arrive and leave school, according to Year Group:

Year Group

Time of Arrival

Time of Departure

Year 7



Year 8



Year 9



Year 10



Year 11



6th Form



Please can all pupils try to keep to these times so that we can minimise different groups coming into contact with each other and therefore reduce the risk of any potential infection.

Please click HERE for the latest Headteacher’s letter (Friday 11th September 2020)

We aim to provide parents/carers with as much information as possible in relation to ensuring pupils’ safety whilst on site. However, it is important that your child remain at home if displaying any possible Covid-related symptoms. Please click HERE for further information and guidelines on what to do if your child is displaying any symptoms. You are also welcome to contact the school office for further information.
Please click HERE for the London Borough of Lambeth’s Guidance for Pupils returning to School in September 2020
Please click HERE for the Department of Education’s up-to-date information on pupils’ safe return to school.

Monday 14th  September – All 6th Form students to return

Covid-19 –  Please click on the link below for the latest Department of Education guidance for full opening of Special Schools
COVID-19: Guidance for Full Opening of Special Schools



Elm Court School is an OUTSTANDING school! Click here to read the Ofsted Report of February 2019:

Ofsted Report February 2019

We welcome visits to our school for prospective pupils. Do ring and let us know if you would like a tour of our school on 020 8674 3412.

TERM DATES 2020 – 21

Autumn Term One begins: Wednesday 2nd September 2020 (Year 7s only, please see dates on the left/Headteacher’s Letter)

Autumn Term One ends:  Friday 23rd October 2020

Quality in Careers Standard: Elm Court School has been awarded the  Quality in Careers Standard for our careers education.  More info

Elm Court School is top of the class for Learning Outside the Classroom! Read more Learning Outside the Classroom Bronze Award