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

Easter Letter

As the term literally flies by please take a moment to read our most recent letter which has come out to you today. There is information on the letter informing you of when our Easter Assembly will take place too. You can click on the link below to view too: Parental...

World Book Day

Dryden school celebrated world book day with some fantastic costumes. We had a book themed cafe and book challenges throughout the day. We also had some special guests share their favourite stories with our students.

Coming Up

For your diaries

Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – Apr 7 @ 11:45 pm
9:00 am
National Autism Week 1st to the 7th April There will be a range of activities in school raising the awareness of Autism – keep a look out for any special activities and news.  
2:45 pm
We very much appreciate and value your support and would like to invite your to our Easter Assembly on Wednesday 3rd April at 2.45pm. We look forward to seeing you then.
9:00 am
Our 2019 Transition Information Even will take place on Wednesday 22nd May. This will be an opportunity to find out what options are available to your son/daughter upon leaving school. Time of event to be[...]


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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