The school had a significant new build for September 2015 and a brand new hydrotherapy pool for September 2019.
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 new, state of the art hydrotherapy pool is serviced by a range of changing rooms with integrated hoisting. It also has a light system installed to enhance sensory experiences.
We have a fully equipped sports hall, with a climbing wall and trampolines. We also have a multi-use games area, outside gym equipment area, and a full-sized football pitch.
Personal Care and Security
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.
Within our Specialist Provision we have a sensory integration room, which allows students access to sensory input to meet their needs. The room contains sensory equipment including a swing.
In addition to this we have a sensory light pod that is mobile and therefore can be accessed by a range of students. The school also has a well-stocked sensory garden.
Elms Bank Bistro and Common Room
The Bistro provides a professional working kitchen in which students work and study courses in food and hospitality. The common room attached to the bistro provides a space for a range of 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.