The Courtyard vision: To offer an outstanding educational and social provision that will equip our pupils with the skills and experiences needed to discover and live out their potential.
The Courtyard School is a free school for pupils with special educational needs. The pupils who attend the school have a diagnosis of autism spectrum condition and/or speech, language and communication needs.
We provide a personalised curriculum for up to 36 pupils, aged 14-19. Each pupil who attends the school follows an individual curriculum depending on a number of factors, which include academic ability, social and communication skills and strengths. Due to our inclusive relationship with St Mary Magdalene Academy, we are able to offer a broad range of mainstream qualifications subject to an initial assessment.
We are also able to offer a therapeutic element to the curriculum, through our links with CAMHS, the Local Authority Educational Psychology and Speech and Language teams, the Islington Learning Disability Partnership and our on-site art therapy service. All pupils are provided with a keyworker to oversee all their pastoral needs.
Enrichment opportunities support our commitment to supporting the pupils in developing their social and communication skills. Pupils annually take part in the Shakespeare Schools Festival, a school residential to the Cotswolds, sailing courses at Islington Boat Club and art exhibitions.
There is also weekly enrichment clubs including craft club, minecraft, yoga, cooking and board games.
The aspiration for all pupils is to access the highest level of qualification possible whilst also equipping them with the skills to be able to live and work independently.
Please do contact the school directly to arrange a visit.
St Mary Magdalene Church Gardens
0203 859 6350