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Initial Information About Our School

Under normal circumstances you would be welcome to visit our school on one of our monthly Open Mornings. Unfortunately at the moment we are unable to run these as usual.

Please click on the video below to get a taste of what we are all about. Please contact us to book your place. In advance, please have a look at our school prospectus:  


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Admissions Process

St Luke's School is a Special Educational Needs School for children with Learning Disabilities.  St Luke's is not its own admissions authority - only children with an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) are placed at St Luke's School by Hertfordshire Local Authority Special Needs (SN) Team.  Our children are aged 7-16 and have complex needs including Moderate Learning Disabilities, Speech and Language Communication Disorders and Autism.  Entry to the school can be at any age.

St Luke's School Admissions Policy

Statutory Information Documents and Websites:

Hertfordshire LA's SEND Strategy

The Hertfordshire Local Offer

Hertfordshire Admissions Guidance (2016)

DfE: Applying for Transport for children with SEND

Hertfordshire LA's School Admissions

SN Team Contact Details:

St Albans and Dacorum Special Needs Team (SN Team)
Hertfordshire County Council
Apsley Two
Apsley Campus
Brindley Way
Hemel Hempstead
tel: 01442 453739

Advice and Support


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.

Further Avenues for Advice and Support: Websites and Phone Numbers


"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).