A caring ethos...

Celebrating achievement...

Promoting friendship...

Cool and can do...



We welcome your visit...


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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Job Vacancies

Administrator – Dryden School

Scale E (£17,891 – £20,456) pro rata – 37 hours –
Term Time Only (Additional weeks to be discussed)
Maternity Cover – required July 2017

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Recent News Posts

Find out what’s happening across our school

BBC School Report 2017

Discover the outstanding work our students produced for BBC School Report Day. Well done everyone! Dryden - BBC School Report Day

School Funding – Letter to Parents

Dear parent or guardian, RE: School Funding You may have seen a number of stories in the press around school funding. There have been worrying headlines and, as an association of Head Teachers, we felt it important that we let you know, as far as we are able at this...

Job Vacancy – Administrator – Dryden School

The Governing Body seek to appoint to the following post: Administrator – Dryden School Scale E (£17,891 - £20,456) pro rata – 37 hours - Term Time Only (Additional weeks to be discussed) Maternity Cover – required July 2017 The Governors of Dryden and Hill Top...

School Closure – Occasional Day

Dear Parent/Guardian/Carer Due to the election not taking place in the summer term there will be an occasional day on Monday 3rd July where your child’s school will be closed. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Jane Bryant Executive Headteacher....



Whole School

5/1/2016 – 23/3/2016

  • Class 1 96.3%
  • Class 2 91.3%
  • Class 4 95.4%
  • Class 5 95.0%
  • P16A 89.4%
  • P16B 90.1%
  • P16C 87.6%


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