Corbets Tey School is a school for pupils with Complex Learning Needs. The school is a state maintained, foundation special school situated in Upminster, Essex in the south east of the London Borough of Havering.

Up to 155 children and young people attend the school aged 4 to 19, all with Education Health and Care Plans detailing educational needs including communication and interaction difficulties, Autism and medical syndromes and physical and sensory needs. The school is split over two sites with pre-16 pupils at the main site in Upminster and post 16 students at CTS @ The Avelon in Rainham.

The school was awarded Specialist Status in Communication and Interaction since 2007, successfully re-designating in 2010. The school established an internal specialist department and individual language and communication programmes throughout the school.  The school continues to support language and communication development work in other schools in the borough.

Governors and staff at the school have high expectations for the students who attend the school. Our aim is to enable all pupils to achieve their best in terms of their independence, social and moral development as well as their academic achievement so that they may ultimately make their valued contribution to society and to prepare them for a fulfilling and purposeful adult life.

Children and young people can be admitted at any time during the academic year but it is usual for the school to have its full complement by the beginning of the school academic year.

All pupils coming to the school have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).  Admission is through Havering SEN department who have a panel to decide when admission to our school may be appropriate.  The SEN Education Department is based at London Borough of Havering, Mercury House, Mercury Gardens, Romford, Essex – see London Borough of Havering Policy Arrangements for Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs.

Visitors are very welcome to our school.

To view the school please contact  Sophie Lewis on 01708 225888 or by email:  

If you would like to book a visit to our Post 16 site Corbets Tey @ The Avelon, contact should be made on 01708 225888 or by email: