Our local community

Boy making jewellery at Sybil Elgar school

We are actively involved in our community

Our two school sites and the NAS Children's Home are spread across West London. Each site is in a peaceful location, and still our local community is lively and varied. We actively encourage and support your child to take part in and enjoy life outside the school gates. We know that getting out and about can seem daunting to your child at times, and we aim to help.

Main school

Our main school, Havelock Road, is in Southall. Your child’s education will include all kinds of days out in London and further afield. We take every opportunity to help your child become confident on public transport, in shops and among other people.

We run trips to places outside London, like Chessington World of Adventures, and to places in London like the Natural History Museum and the Science Museum. These visits are often designed to fit in with our special curriculum weeks.

Our school welcomes and celebrates the diversity of its young people. Your child will be able to share their culture through school events like Black history month and Diwali.

Sixth form and further education department

Our 16-22 department works closely with the local community. We have developed some strong links.

Our post 16 students run a market stall in busy Acton market every Thursday. They organise the rental of the stall, research the market and decide what to sell.  They enjoy gaining work experience in Acton in businesses like McDonald’s or charities like Oxfam. Our young people have also been park rangers in Acton Park.

We support everyone who wishes to go out to our local leisure centre in Brent, either for swimming or to play or watch a great variety of sports. We also organise fishing trips, and outings to London theatres, galleries, museums and public events and festivals.


"I think Sybil Elgar School is cool because it helps people that have autism. We can learn a lot. We have fun days out, trips with our friends – the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum."  

Aniajah, student