St Mary Magdalene Academy: the Courtyard is a special school for those aged 14-19 in Islington. The school, which opened in 2013, can cater for up to 36 pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Speech Language and Communication Needs (SLCN). Each pupil who attends the school follows an individual curriculum depending on a number of factors, which include academic ability, social and communication skills and strengths.