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.