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

Harvest Donations

This year we are collecting donations for Bensham Community Food Co-op and Gateshead Food Bank. We would be grateful if any donations could be sent in before or on Friday 18th October ready to be taken from our Harvest Coffee Morning which is open to parents between...

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Thank you to all who sent in donations of cakes and purchased them this morning! Everyone who attended had a lovely morning and we have raised an amazing £111.20 for Macmillan.


Whole School


Week beginning: 7th October 2019

  • Class 1 95.38%
  • Class 2 95.71%
  • Class 3 70%
  • Post 16a 98.75%
  • Post 16b 96.25%


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