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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 when your child needs to arrive and leave school, according to Year Group:

Year Group Time of Arrival Time of Departure
Year 7 8:45am 2:45pm
Year 8 8:55am 2:55pm
Year 9 9:05am 3:05pm
Year 10 9:15am 3:15pm
Year 11 9:25am 3:25pm
6th Form 9:30am 3:30pm

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 2020 – 21

Summer Term Two begins: Monday 7th June 2021

Summer Term Two ends:  Friday 16th July 2021

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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