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, Adel Shirbini at 0208 959 7774 or email

Questions from journalists or media should be directed to Susan Ramwell, marketing manager, Ellern Mede Group. Call 0203 209 7900.


New School Year News

11 Sep 2018

UK schools commence the new year with appointed mental health leads; a really good thing for young people at risk of eating disorders.


Sarah Lechmere, former patient, celebrates her first published book

30 Apr 2018

Sarah Lechmere, former patient of Ellern Mede has published her first book. The book is entitled Kitty’s Letters and combines a collection of story lines …


Supporting young people to get an Education, Health & Care Plan

13 Mar 2018

At Ellern Mede, we believe a mental health condition should not be a barrier for a child to access learning to reach their potential.


Ellern Mede School gets Ofsted’s top rating – twice in a row!

10 Feb 2018

The Head Teacher and staff at Ellern Mede School in North London are delighted to have been awarded “Outstanding” for the second time running overall …


Educational support improves recovery

24 Jan 2018

Recently a Government-commissioned CQC research report found children with mental health issues are waiting up to 18 months for treatment. When we consider the impact …


Supportive learning is the key to success

24 Jan 2018

Ellern Mede School offers therapeutic education options for young people with mental health conditions and special needs, an expansion from its roots in eating disorders.

Sustaining …


How to manage exam stress

24 Jan 2018

Many young people experience emotional and physical impacts relating to exam stress. There is correlation between mental health difficulties and the personal motivation linked to …


7 ways in which pupils will be helped

24 Jan 2018

Government Green paper published December 2017: Children in England will access mental health support in their school or college. Read about the proposals.

Far-reaching proposals have been …


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