Elms School is a day special school for pupils aged 5 to 16 years. All pupils have an Education and Healthcare Plan. Most have complex behavioural, social, emotional and mental health difficulties and additional learning difficulties, such as ADHD, adolescent psychiatric problems, attachment disorder issues along with challenging behaviours. The BESD pupils have deep-seated and long-term emotional needs, but are functioning at a higher academic level. A high percentage of pupils also have Autistic Spectrum Disorders.
Elms School has been recognised as ‘outstanding in every aspect’ following an OfSTED Inspection in April 2014. This is the third time in a row that Elms School has received the ‘outstanding’ status.
Many pupils travel from a wide area across Kent to attend Elms School.