A caring ethos...

Celebrating achievement...

Promoting friendship...

Cool and can do...



We welcome your visit...


“The very strong, caring ethos is immediately evident on entering the school. This creates an oasis where students are enthusiastic about their learning and thrive, particularly in their personal and social development.” (Ofsted 2015)


Welcome to Dryden School

Dryden School is a special school for students aged between 11-18 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.

Dawn Winter

Head Teacher/Federation Lead



Recent News Posts

Find out what’s happening across our school

KS3/4 Performance

On Wednesday 12th June at 10am Key Stage 3 and 4 will be performing 'The Very Hungry Teenager' at Dryden School. All parents/carers are welcome and we look forward to seeing you all there.

Leavers visit to York

Post 16 school leavers had a fantastic day out in York. this was a reward for all of their hard work and paid for from our tuck shop enterprise profits. The weather was kind and everyone enjoyed the experience of going on the train. In York we visited the castle...

SEN Support for Families

A new support group has been set up at St.Chads Church Hall for children aged 0-5 with additional needs. These sessions run on a Monday between 1-2pm at £2.00 per session. If you would like more information please contact Tina on 07852568516 or Vicky on 07704635877.


Whole School



7th January 2019 – 15th February 2019

  • Class 1 93.1%
  • Class 2 92%
  • Class 3 89%
  • Class 4 94.6%
  • Class 5 76.6%
  • POST 16 88.7%


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We're Proud of our School...Come and See Why

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