Our School

St Luke’s is a county special school for pupils with moderate learning difficulties and associated needs. From Sept 2001 the school has had provision for pupils with high functioning autism/aspergers syndrome in addition to their learning difficulties. The school is situated in Redbourn, a village close to the County boundary, in the central area of Hertfordshire. Pupils live mainly in St Albans, Welwyn, Hatfield, Hemel Hempstead and the surrounding district.

The school is housed in the majority of the buildings that formerly constituted Redbourn Secondary School. The building is spacious and provides facilities not normally available to a special needs school. The playing fields accommodate one junior football pitch, and a hockey pitch. The tarmac area includes fenced tennis, netball courts, and a basketball court.

The School Is Staffed By:

  • Head Teacher
  • 3 Directors
    • Teaching and Learning
    • Access, Participation and Inclusion
    • Pupil Development and Progress

Full-time and part-time teachers

  • two Learning Facilitators
  • a Learning Support Coordinator

all of whom have acquired Higher Level Teaching Assistant status

  • 2 Learning Mentors
  • Specialist Support Literacy Intervention
  • Specialist Support Numeracy Intervention
  • Specialist Medical Support
  • Learning Support Assistants
  • IT Technician
  • School Manager
  • 4 admin staff
  • Facilities Manager
  • Cleaning and kitchen staff

Visiting professionals provide speech therapy and physiotherapy.

  • The School Doctor
  • Nurse
  • Connexions Advisers
  • Absence Information Officer
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Advisory Teacher for pupils with Hearing Impairment
  • Advisory Teacher for Autism
  • Counsellor
  • Music Therapist

Forest House Education Centre (FHEC) in Radlett, is managed by the school.

For more details about the specialist centres please contact the school.


The Accommodation Comprises

21 Classrooms which include

  • 8 Tutor Group classrooms
  • Art
  • Assembly Hall with Stage Food Technology
  • Dining Room
  • Environmental and Landbased Studies Centre
  • Gym
  • Learning Resources Centre
  • Multisensory Suite
  • Music
  • Outside learning areas for Learning Outside the Classroom
  • Resistant materials
  • Science lab