Pupils' Summer Fete: 21/6/18 11am-3pm

The pupils of St Luke's School have organised and are running a Summer Fete this year and all are welcome to attend!

On 21st June from 11am until 3pm, there will be lots of events and activities organised by the pupils including
  • bouncy castle,
  • popcorn & candy floss stall
  • guess the sweets, cake sale, raffle.
  • bric-a-brac (all items will be stored and listed in Finches, please collect them on June 20th).
  • afternoon tea.
  • animal key rings
  • coconut shy
  • sponge the head
  • apple bobbing
  • craft stall


In creating the Summer Fete, pupils across the school have been involved in key areas of learning including the design, management and organisation of running an event. The pupils have had a float of money for resources and have been contacting organisations and families for support. Any proceeds from the event will be used by the pupils in their class - they will be responsible for how they spend this in their teams. They are well prepared now - all we need is lovely weather! Not too much to ask from an English summer?!

Who We Are

We have a unique place in Hertfordshire as a special school with extensive grounds, situated at the western borders of the county. Our catchment area is very wide which includes highly affluent areas and deprived communities. A higher than average proportion of our pupils access free school meals.

At St Luke's we love getting out and about and enjoy our Forest School status - making the most of our outdoors community. We are now striving to bring greater partnerships with business, industry and other educational establishments, to develop and lead changes for the benefit of young people with learning disabilities.

St Luke's School


St Luke's is a Special Educational Needs School for children with Learning Disabilities (LD) and Complex Needs including Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Speech and Language Communication Needs (SLCN) and Moderate Learning Disabilities (MLD).

Forest House Education Centre


We are a formal 'federation' with Forest House Education Centre in Radlett. Forest House is a hospital school for young people with complex mental health, social and emotional needs. The students accessing Forest House Education Centre are Tier 4 CAMHS patients and most are residential at Forest House. ESTMA also has up to six day students attend Forest House Education Centre.

The Collett School


More recently we became an 'association' with The Collett School in Hemel Hempstead, and all-age Learning Disabilities (LD) school.

The executive Headteacher of the three schools is Stephen Hoult-Allen.

St Luke's is proud to be a Hertfordshire Maintained, Co-educational Foundation School for children with complex learning disabilities.

We have superb partnerships with special and mainstream schools, businesses and organisations in our community that are actively engaged to ensure the 'mainstream world' is understood as everyone's world and that we at St Luke's all have a place and an active role to play in it.

Our School Context

Summer 2018


Pupils with an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) - 125
Children Accessing Free School Meals (FSM) - 32
English as an Additional Language (EAL) - 9
Pupil Premium Grant Pupils (PPG) - 41
Children with a Medical Condition - 112
Boys - 70%
Girls - 30%
Children in Care - 3
Traveller Children - 1

Attendance across the school (including long-term absences) - 89.51%
Fixed Term Exclusions Over the Year: 3 pupils, 29 days
Permanent Exclusions Over the Year - 1

All pupils at St Luke's School have complex learning disabilities with low cognitive abilities.


Primary Needs of Pupils at St Luke's:
Autism (ASD)
Speech and Language Needs (SLCN)
Moderate Learning Disabilities (MLD)
Severe Learning Disabilities (SLD)
Global Development Delay (GDD)

Additional Needs of our Pupils Include:
Down Syndrome, Physical Disabilities, Unique and Rare Syndromes and Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Oral Dyspraxia, Dyspraxia, Discalculia, Disgraphia, Dyslexia, Williams Syndrome,