Who We Are

In a Nutshell:


The Collett Special Educational Needs School for children with Learning Disabilities (LD) aged 4-17 is a happy school with clear leadership, superb values and a great ethos. It is where children's learning is enhanced by excellent teaching within a unique environment that supports each child to thrive. As a result of a personalised curriculum that ensures functional learning skills are used through their experience of work, children take and make opportunities to 'shine' and build the cumulative skills required for an effective transition to adulthood and, to thrive in life!

We are proud to be a Hertfordshire Maintained School; Hertfordshire Local Authority's only all-through Special Educational Needs School for children with Learning Disabilities (LD) and Complex Needs including ASD, MLD and SLCN. Prior to 2011, we were known as a Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD) school, having been built as a special school in 1964. (There are other all-through schools in Hertfordshire, though not in LD provision).

We have superb partnerships with special and mainstream schools, businesses and organisations in our community that are actively engaged to ensure the 'mainstream world' is understood as everyone's world and that we at The Collett School all have a place and an active role to play in it.

  • We are special.
  • We are extraordinary.
  • We are happy.
  • We are proudly different.
  • We are making a difference.


Welcome From the Heads!

We love being at school

Our School Context

Summer 2018


Pupils with an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) - 128
Children Accessing Free School Meals (FSM) - 23
English as an Additional Language (EAL) - 11
Pupil Premium Grant Pupils (PPG) - 44
Children with a Medical Condition - 115
Boys - 71%
Girls - 29%
Children in Care - 2
Traveller Children - 2

Attendance across the school (including long-term absences) - 92.55%
Fixed Term Exclusions Over the Year - 2 x 1 day
Permanent Exclusions Over the Year - 0

All pupils at The Collett School have complex learning disabilities with low cognitive abilities.


Primary Needs of Pupils at The Collett School:
Autism (ASD)
Speech and Language Needs (SLCN)
Moderate Learning Disabilities (MLD)
Severe Learning Disabilities (SLD)
Global Development Delay (GDD)

Additional Needs of our Pupils Include:
Down Syndrome, Physical Disabilities, Unique and Rare Syndromes and Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Oral Dyspraxia, Dyspraxia, Discalculia, Disgraphia, Dyslexia, Williams Syndrome,