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 11-19 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

World Book Day – We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Class 2 have been working with the whole school to prepare for World Book Day. They have been sharing "We're Going on a Bear Hunt" and asked everyone in the school to contribute to their display. Some pupils created sensory bags to go alongside the story, others made...

New Seats for Dryden

Following the success of the Willow project, it was decided that the money left over from the original lottery bid would be well spent and within the remit of the bid, if it was used towards another outdoor project incorporating the creative skills of the students....

Arts Week

This year marks 100 years since the end of WW1 and to mark the celebration, all studentS at Dryden School will be partaking in a WW1 themed Arts week and lots of other activities. Arts week will be held in May and the students will be able to try their hand at textile...

School Open

Dryden school will be open tomorrow 5th March. Thank you for your patience and continued support.

Closure update

Following information from the met office and our transport lead at the local authority the decision has been made to close Dryden School 2nd March. Thanks

School closed 1st March

Following information from the met office and our transport lead at the local authority the decision has been made to close Dryden School 1st March. Thanks



Whole School


08.01.18 – 08.02.18

  • Class 1 94.7%
  • Class 2 94.7%
  •   Class 3 92.1%
  • Class 4 90.5%
  • P16A 94.9%
  • P16B 90%
  • P16C 88.9%


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