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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.

As we currently need to stagger the arrival and departure times for pupils, please see below for the dates/times when your child is due to return to school, according to Year Group:

Year Group & Date of Return Time of Arrival Time of Departure
Year 7 ( Weds 1st Sept. 2021) 8:45am 2:45pm
Year 8 (Thurs 2nd Sept. 2021) 8:50am 2:50pm
Year 9 (Thurs. 2nd Sept. 2021) 9:00am 3:00pm
Year 10 (Fri. 3rd Sept. 2021) Between 10 – 12 to make subject choices (returning on Mon. 6th Sept. 2021) N/A
Year 11 (Fri. 3rd Sept. 2021) Between 1:30 – 2:30 for Covid-19 testing prior to return on Mon. 6th Sept. 2021) N/A
6th Form (Monday 13th Sept. 2021) Appts to be made from Monday 6th Sept. 2021 for final subject choices N/A

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.

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.



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

Ofsted Report February 2019

TERM DATES 2021 – 22

Autumn Term One begins: Wednesday 1st September 2021 (Year 7 Pupils only)

Autumn Term One ends:  Thursday 21st October 2021 (Friday 22nd October is an Inset Day – no pupils)

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


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