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

International author visits Ellern Mede pupils

17 Dec 2018

US-British author of ten novels, Tracy Chevalier, visited Ellern Mede school pupils on 13th December to speak about the process of writing her novels and …


Save children lost in the system

23 Nov 2018

Children treated for mental health issues too often find their recovery is over as soon as they reach young adulthood back in their normal environment.


Social Media and Mental Health – the debate

26 Oct 2018

The Centre for Mental Health has joined the debate on social media and mental health in its Briefing number 53 which you can download here.


Success against the odds

23 Oct 2018

We are delighted this former scholar wants to share this news and give her our heartfelt congratulations. Read what this young woman said.


World Mental Health Day 2018

10 Oct 2018

10th October 2018 is World Mental Health Day, and UK media and MPs have responded with a high degree of attention. 


Ellern Mede School launches new special needs consultancy

3 Oct 2018

Ellern Mede School has launched a new Special Educational Needs (SEN) consultancy. As an independent school, students may enrol on a private basis.


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 …


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