News & Blog

We publish our news here to keep you updated about activities and achievements at Ellern Mede Schools. We employ highly qualified staff who are experts in teaching vulnerable young people and helping them to reach their full potential. We are at the forefront of therapeutic and supportive education and we take a keen interest in news and policy developments affecting education and health. Direct questions about the schools to the Head Teacher, Karen Shirbini at 0208 959 7774 or email

Questions from journalists or media should be directed to Samantha Peberdy, Content Creator, Ellern Mede Group. Email

A Spring Term to Remember

13 Jun 2022

Zoe Ramshaw, Head of site – Friary Hall (Orange Tree School) – writes about a new addition to the school and the Platinum Jubilee …


Hospital Schools need qualified teachers too!

13 Jun 2022

It was 12 years ago now I took the decision to leave my post as an English teacher in a mainstream school and move into …


Taking Exams in a Hospital School

6 Jun 2022

We are in the midst of exams at Ellern Mede School and as would be in any school in the country, it’s a daunting time. …


Education wins over Covid-19 as Summer begins

20 Apr 2020

20 April and the Summer Term at Ellern Mede Schools is on schedule as usual. It is ON LINE AND with the personalised support of …


It’s AV-Zoom let’s go learn

27 Mar 2020

It’s more zoom than gloom for Ellern Mede Schools as even students who have gone on home leave during the COVID-19 outbreak continue to receive …


School’s out? It’s fun.

21 Feb 2020

EM Group’s ‘Blue Peter’ crew made sure that February 2020 school half term didn’t mean being stuck in hospital with nothing to do. The school …


Second Ellern Mede School gets OFSTED approval

14 Feb 2020

Ellern Mede Moorgate School in Rotherham on the new Ellern Mede Moorgate hospital site achieved OFSTED-registration and opened in January 2020 to provide education to …


Earlier the better to plan hospital education

14 Jan 2020

The earlier we support you in planning for special education the better. We assist you in applying for educational grants and dealing with your home school.


Is SEN funding available for private schools?

17 Apr 2019

Read this advice on applying for SEN funding for independent mainstream schools like Ellern Mede School.


Hospital School pupils Christmas crafts

31 Dec 2018

Every individual pupil has the ability to shine in their own way and in a therapeutic setting they overcome obstacles to find their wings and fly.


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