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Realise Your Child's Potential

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Welcome To Elmhurst Education

Providing comprehensive support to children, young people, families and schools, through personalised educational assessments, expert guidance and coaching. 

We understand the challenges that young people can face while navigating the education system, and recognise the impact that this can have on the whole family. Our commitment is to help children and young people reach their full academic potential. We do this by providing bespoke educational assessments, giving parents expert insight into their child's learning, as well as offering coaching and guidance to parents and young people. We approach our work holistically, taking into account each child and family's unique circumstances and needs. Furthermore, we collaborate with educators to ensure they have the necessary tools and knowledge to foster inclusive environments where all children can thrive.

Our Vision

To create a landscape where bespoke educational assessment and expert guidance are readily accessible to all, fostering an inclusive environment where all children feel heard and neurodiversity is celebrated as a strength.


Lucinda Cook


Lucinda's life revolves around children and young people, not only as an educator, but as a devoted mother to two wonderfully neurodiverse sons. After completing her undergraduate degree at Durham University, Lucinda pursued her passion for education by completing a Postgraduate Degree in Education at Cambridge University. She has worked in both state and leading independent schools, and has over two decades of teaching experience, spanning the entire age range from 2-18 years.

Lucinda firmly believes that unlocking a child's full potential hinges on a deep understanding of their individuality. She takes pride in her ability to discern how each child learns, adeptly identifying their strengths and any barriers to learning through comprehensive educational assessment. Taking a holistic approach, Lucinda works closely with children, young people, and families, offering guidance and coaching to help navigate their educational journey. She recognises that unaddressed academic challenges can impact a child's emotional well-being and behaviour both at home and in school.

As a qualified Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO), Specialist Teacher, Specialist Assessor of Specific Learning Difficulties, and a caring mother, Lucinda brings both professional expertise and personal insight to her work. 

Lucinda Cook, the Founder of Elmhurst Education, experienced educator and advocate for neurodiversity.

Qualifications & Memberships

ACAMH (Full member of the Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health)

Assessment Practising Certificate (APC BDA)

AMBDA (Associate Member British Dyslexia Association)

SASC (Specific Learning Difficulties Assessment Standards Committee)


NASEN (Member of National Association for Special Educational Needs)


PGCert Specialist Teaching and Assessment (Canterbury Christ Church University)

PGCert National Award Special Educational Needs Coordination (CCU)

PGCE (Cambridge University) 


BA Hons (Durham University)

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 'Lucinda has an incredible ability to connect with people. She brings empathy and integrity to ensure the best advice and care is given to every individual. Lucinda is an absolute professional who also makes anyone in her company feel valued, understood and highly supported.
As an outstanding teacher, she brings a wealth of educational experience that she can apply to very specific student and family needs. She is passionate about ensuring that every child is well understood in order to help them achieve both success and happiness in their school life.'


Mary - Headteacher 

We first met Lucinda when my son was in Year 3 and she was a breath of fresh air. She remains the most genuine, engaging, thoughtful and knowledgeable person we have met on our dyslexia journey, who brought the best out in our son.

We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Lucinda to anyone looking for expertise in this area. She has a unique gift of being able to connect and support both children and parents. 

Suzanne - Parent 

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