St Elizabeth's Specialist School

Co-educational Day & Residential Preparatory, Senior & Sixth Form

South End, Much Hadham, Hertfordshire, SG10 6EW

01279 844270



Heads of School

Stuart Bruce & Teresa Glynn

Age Range

5 – 19 years

Total Pupils


Special Needs


St Elizabeth's School is a specialist, non-maintained residential and day school offering bespoke education to children with epilepsy and other complex health needs.

St Elizabeth's School is a non-maintained specialist school for young people aged 5 - 19 with learning disabilities and complex health needs, including epilepsy. We offer a warm, welcoming and safe setting for children from all over the UK. The school is Roman Catholic within the Christian Faith, but welcomes children from all faiths and none.

The teaching and integrated therapy at St Elizabeth's School focuses on supporting the challenges faced by students with special educational needs, such as language and communication, behaviour, executive functioning and sensory processing, as well as the impact these may have on a student's confidence and self-esteem. Our education and skills development programmes are targeted to meet the needs and ambitions of individuals, as we firmly believe that any level of disability should not be seen as a barrier to living a full life.

Every child at St Elizabeth's is given the opportunity to achieve their very best, and we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality learning experiences; we make learning fun, practical and engaging. The life skills each young person develops provides them with confidence and self-belief to progress towards their hopes and aspirations for the future. Together with our health and therapy teams, we provide our pupils with a holistic approach to learning, and ensure school and home life is a thriving and enjoyable experience. Each young person has the opportunity to live and learn in a safe and nurturing environment, where differences are acknowledged, respected and valued, where abilities are recognised an achievement is celebrated.

At St Elizabeth's School we provide an integrated, whole-school multidisciplinary approach all planned around the individual, ensuring that every pupil has support to manage their complex health needs, language and communication needs and risk behaviours.

Our ultimate goal is to support each child and young person to become successful, confident individuals, who make positive contributions to the community and society both now and in the future.