Open Mornings at The Collett School

Thinking about The Collett School? Come and join one of our Open Mornings, where we will give you an overview of the school, provide you with a tour and give you the chance to ask questions.

Our 2018-2019 school prospectus:

You may wish to follow the visit up by attending a Friday morning Whole School Assembly or make an appointment with our Head of School.

Open Mornings 2018/19 tend to be on the last Tuesday of the month:

25th September 2018 9.30am
23rd October 2018 9.30am
27th November 2018 9.30am
18th December 2018 9.30am
29th January 2019 9.30am
26th February 2019 9.30am
26th March 2019 9.30am
30th April 2019 9.30am
18th June 2019 9.30am
16th July 2019 9.30am

Please book with the School Office (01442 398988) to ensure a place. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Come and Look Around!

Please feel welcome to visit The Collett School to see if we are right for your child:
  • Come to one of our whole school Friday assemblies.
  • Book one of our monthly tours around the school (last Tuesday of the month)

Friday Assemblies
Attending a Friday assembly will give you a real sense of the ethos of the school. This is a celebratory assembly with singing, awards and pupils' full participation. Great fun and you don't need to book - just turn up on a Friday morning (8.50 - 9.30).

Monthly Open Mornings
Parents and families are invited to tour the school to see a normal morning in class. These run each month - the last Tuesday of the month as a general rule. Please book through Fritha, Caroline or Goska in the school office on 01442 398988

Admissions Process

The Collett School, Special Educational Needs is a Learning Disabilities School for children with complex needs including MLD, ASD and SLCN.

Every pupil at The Collett School has an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) issued by Hertfordshire LA. On rare occasions, pupils are placed at the school in an assessment placement, organised by HCC SN Teams.

Entry to the school can be at any age via Hertfordshire's SN Teams

Please note that The Collett School is not its own admissions authority. All admissions to the school are through Hertfordshire SN Team.

Other counties and London boroughs may apply to Hertfordshire's St Albans and Dacorum SN Team in seeking to place a child at The Collett School.

Contact Details:

St Albans and Dacorum SN Team
Hertfordshire County Council
Apsley Two
Apsley Campus
Brindley Way
Hemel Hempstead
t. 01442 453739

CLICK HERE FOR Directions on getting to Apsley Campus

CLICK HERE FOR Hertfordshire's Webpage on School Admissions

Pupils at The Collett School

All our pupils have a cognitive disability with special educational needs including:
* Speech and Language Communication Needs
* Moderate Learning Disabilities
* A specific syndrome or disorder
* Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Take a look at our Accessibility Plan:


Was Called Parent Partnership
SENDIASS is an impartial information, advice and support service funded by Hertfordshire County Council for parents, carers, young people (0-25) and professionals. The service offers a personalised confidential service to help parents understand how special educational needs are assessed and managed, so that they can make informed educational choices. Click to find out more about SENDIASS information and resources.

Hertfordshire SEND Strategy

Hertfordshire Local Authority's SN Team make the decisions on placement of children with LDD and this may include children with Autism. The review of education for children with Autism undertaken by Dr Glenys Jones is accessible below. This document outlines the provision for children on the Autistic Spectrum and make suggestions to the LA for development of its provision for children with ASD.

Dr Glenys Jones' Review of Hertfordshire ASD provision:

The Hertfordshire SEND strategy for 2015-2018 is detailed in the document below:

The Hertfordshire Local Offer:

The latest guidance from Herts County Council:

Things change and evolve all the time. We hope to update this as things change.