About Ellen Tinkham School

ELLEN TINKHAM is an “Outstanding” Local Authority funded special school for children and young people aged 3-19 years, who have severe learning disabilities. All our 170+ pupils have a statement of special educational needs.

At the heart of Ellen Tinkham is our commitment to putting the children at the centre of everything we do, through our holistic approach to education. We listen to each other, celebrate each other’s strengths and acknowledge weaknesses and foster a climate of kindness and co-operation.  Our pupils are empowered and given opportunities to participate in a more inclusive school and in the wider community.

This is now our second year that we have attempted the BBC News School Report, and learnt a lot from last year’s day that we hope to apply today. We’re very excited to see how we do, and hope you enjoy seeing our results!