Come and Look Around!

Please feel welcome to visit St Luke's to see if we are right for your child:
  • Come to one of our whole school Friday assemblies 2.30pm.
  • Book one of our monthly Open Mornings and tour the school
  • And/or book a meeting to talk through your individual needs

Friday Assemblies
Attending a Friday assembly will give you a real sense of the ethos of the school. This is a celebratory assembly with singing, awards and pupils' full participation. Great fun and you don't need to book - just turn up on a Friday afternoon for a 2.30pm start.

Monthly School Tour
With members of staff, parents and families are invited in small groups to tour the school to see a normal morning in class. These run each month - the second Tuesday of the month. Please book at the school office:

Take a look at our school prospectus:

Admissions Process

St Luke's School, Special Educational Needs is a Learning Disabilities School for children with complex needs including MLD, ASD and SLCN.

Every pupil at St Luke's has an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) issued by Hertfordshire LA. Entry to the school can be at any point throughout the school age range via Hertfordshire's SN Teams; St Luke's is not its own admissions authority. Other counties and London boroughs may apply to Hertfordshire's St Albans and Dacorum SN Team in seeking to place a child at St Luke's School

Contact Details:

St Albans and Dacorum SN Team
Hertfordshire County Council
Apsley Two
Apsley Campus
Brindley Way
Hemel Hempstead
t. 01442 453739

CLICK HERE FOR Directions on getting to Apsley Campus

CLICK HERE FOR Hertfordshire's Webpage on School Admissions

Pupils at St Luke's School:

All our pupils have a cognitive disability with special educational needs, which may include:
* Speech and Language Communication Needs
* Moderate Learning Disabilities
* A specific syndrome or disorder
* Autistic Spectrum Disorder


Was Called Parent Partnership
SENDIASS is an impartial information, advice and support service funded by Hertfordshire County Council for parents, carers, young people (0-25) and professionals. The service offers a personalised confidential service to help parents understand how special educational needs are assessed and managed, so that they can make informed educational choices. Click to find out more about SENDIASS information and resources.

Hertfordshire SEND Strategy

Hertfordshire Local Authority's SN Team make the decisions on placement of children with LDD and this may include children with Autism. The review of education for children with Autism undertaken by Dr Glenys Jones is accessible below. This document outlines the provision for children on the Autistic Spectrum and make suggestions to the LA for development of its provision for children with ASD.

Dr Glenys Jones' Review of Hertfordshire ASD provision:

Hertfordshire SEND Strategy:

Click Here for The Hertfordshire Local Offer

The latest guidance from Herts County Council:

Things change and evolve all the time. We hope to update this as things change.


"Thomas has progressed in a huge way. He has learnt to deal with his anger issues in a grown-up manner. He is polite and a joy to be around." N Burling (Parent of Year 11 pupil).

"My son has more confidence and his reading has improved so much that his relatives have commented on this. He is maturing and we are confident that he has a bright, happy future ahead of him." (Parent of Year 7 pupil).

"The school provides a wonderful, secure and relaxed environment and our son is very happy here. The current autism provision is very good. Staff are very caring and have got to know our son very well. He has become more communicative and less sensitive to noise. We are very pleased with the school." (Mr & Mrs Shawkatt, parents of Year 11 pupil).

"My child's anxiety levels have come down. My child now enjoys school. My child is happy and confident and for the first time ever, my child enjoys maths!" (Parent of Year 7 pupil).

"Since starting at St Luke's, Toby's confidence in his work and in his relationships with peers and teachers has greatly improved. he's gone from a child who feared school to one who loves school." (Ms Urwin, parent of Year 6 pupil).