A caring ethos...

Celebrating achievement...

Promoting friendship...

Cool and can do...



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Pupils thrive within the caring ethos of the school. The quality of the school's support and encouragement for all learners is exemplary. (Ofsted 2009)

Welcome to Dryden School

Dryden School is a special school for students aged between 11-19 who have severe or profound and multiple learning difficulties as their primary area of need. A number of students may have a range of secondary difficulties e.g. communication, ASD, physical and medical.

This website will tell you more about the school, its aims and objectives and we provide our pupils with a caring but challenging education within a stimulating, structured learning environment.

Everyone involved in our school, governors, teachers, teaching assistants, support staff, parents, carers and friends of the school work together to ensure the students receive the highest quality education and care.

We believe that confidence in a school develops through knowing it and understanding how it works. We value our relationships with our families and believe good communication is essential to achieve this.

We warmly welcome visits and enjoy showing visitors a school we are very proud of.

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Recent News Posts

Find out what’s happening across our school

Class 1 Get Inspired

Class 1 have been looking at the story of 'Room on the Broom' by Julia Donaldson in English. Inspired by the book we had a go at making our own potions. We added all sorts of ingredients to make our potions fizz and bubble and some even fizzed everywhere! Then we...

Café 16

Café 16 is officially open! Post16a have worked hard over the last few weeks to get ready for our grand opening on 9th November. We had a very successful first day and students worked really hard to provide an excellent service for customers. Café 16 is open to...

Christmas service and Christmas party

Our Christmas service will be on Tuesday 12th December. The service will start at 10am; parents are very welcome to come join us for coffee from 9:30am. The students Christmas party will be on Wednesday 20th December.

Christmas Jumper and Christmas Lunch Day

Christmas Jumper day this year will be on Thursday 14th December, a welcomed donation of £1.00 would be appreciated to support the charity Shelter which was nominated by School Council. Thursday 14th will also be the day students enjoy a delicious Christmas Lunch in...

Dryden School Christmas Fair

Our annual Christmas fair will be held on Friday 1st November at 1:15pm - 2:30pm. Each class will be making and selling different festive items including tree decorations and Christmas eve boxes, we will have festive café ran by Post 16a and Class 2 will be running a...

Teaching Assistant Vacancy

The Governors are seeking to appoint a vibrant, positive teaching assistant to add to a well-established staff team at Hill Top School. This is an exciting opportunity to join a forward thinking Federation. Teaching Assistant; Level 3 (Grade E with SSA) Term time only...



Whole School

05.09.2017 – 20.10.17

  • Class 1 93.95%
  • Class 2 95.4%
  • Class 3 95.2%
  • Class 4 91.9%
  • P16A 95.59%
  • P16B 91.18%
  • P16C 93.01%


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