Pupils and staff in the hydrotherapy pool at Elms Bank


The school was designated as a National Teaching School in 2014.

The school had a significant new build for September 2015. This has given us an additional 12 classrooms, 1:1 rooms and offices in addition to a bistro and bespoke facilities for Elms Bank College. We have a specialist provision department for autistic spectrum disorder and pupils who have sensory processing disorder. This is based on the lower ground floor of the new building.

The school has a large well stocked sensory garden, a hydrotherapy pool, a multi-use games area, outside gym equipment area, a full-sized football pitch and a sensory light room. Our new state of the art hydrotherapy pool is due for completion in January 2019.

Hydrotherapy Pool

The current hydrotherapy pool is serviced by two changing rooms, one with a changing bed and hoist system, the other a standard dry side changing room. There is also access to a cool-down room and various swimming aids and teaching pool equipment.

We also have a fully equipped sports hall, with a climbing wall and trampolines.

Each department has its own private bathroom area and all classrooms have access for wheelchair users. The school is securely fenced and accessed through the front entrance. The school has security doors at the front and back of the school.

Sensory Resource Room

Within our Specialist Provision we have a sensory resource room, which allows students access to sensory input to meet their needs. The room contains sensory equipment including a swing.

Elms Bank Bistro and Common Room

The Bistro provides a professional working kitchen in which students work and study short courses in food and hospitality. Students are able to prepare, cook and sell staff lunches in addition to providing hospitality for other school events. The common room attached to the bistro provides a space for college students to socialise during their break and dinner.

Elms Bank is part of the Extended Schools Initiative through clubs, residential activities and weekend events.

Pupils can purchase one of our healthy school lunches from a wide and varied menu cooked on the premises.

The school offers for hire a range of sporting facilities in addition to facilities for holding meetings and community activities. For further information please contact the Lettings Department at Bury Council: 0161 253 5444.