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About Our School
Elm Court School is a community special school for students aged 11-16 with Learning Difficulties associated with Social and Communication Needs. Many young people at Elm Court will also have ASD. Our aim is to provide a creative and practical multimedia learning environment for students and to encourage the development of citizenship and life skills.
The school is situated on a newly refurbished site as part of the Building Schools for the Future programme. The main building, Block A, has previously been used for a variety of educational purposes and was originally the Strand Grammar School. This now houses the main body of classrooms including two Science laboratories, an ICT suite, library and hall. Two new buildings were added to the original site: Block B houses a sports hall and changing facilities, while Block C further enhances the curriculum with specialist Music, Art, Resistant Materials, Textiles and Food Technology rooms/workshops. The school is fully accessible – with ramps and lifts in place for wheelchair access and purpose-built disabled toilet facilities on each floor.
At Elm Court School we:
- Regard all students as being of equal value and importance.
- Expect everyone to value others regardless of age, creed, race, gender, or any other general characteristic.
- Want all students to be proud of themselves and their achievements whatever their personal history and individual challenges.
- Support and encourage all students to take active responsibility for their work and behaviour and to reach the targets that have been set for them.
- Work in partnership with parents and carers and the wider community to develop the social, academic and practical skills that students need to play a full part in society.
- Focus on the development of a creative and relevant curriculum that provides a variety of learning experiences designed to help meet the academic and pastoral needs of our students.
- Focus on recognising, encouraging and celebrating all student achievements wherever possible.
- Work with the wider community to develop opportunities for all students to be able to continue their education and training in the future.
- Are committed to providing a safe, secure environment that encourages students to want to learn.