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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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%

Recent News Posts

Find out what’s happening across our school

Uniform Sale!

We are currently having an end of summer uniform sale. Stock and sizes are limited. Please click on the link below to view: school-uniform-sale read more

We Need Your Help!

Dear Parents/Carers/Governors/Friends, We would be very grateful for some support in tidying the school garden and greenhouse. It has become quite over-grown and is in desperate need of clearing before classes can start to use it constructively. Some students from... read more

Leavers Assembly of 2016

In July we said an emotional goodbye to 6 of our students who attended Dryden School from Year 7. We would like to share some photos of their Leavers Assembly…… it was full of laughs and smiles and of course some tears, we cherished the memories and it was... read more

Great North Run with Peter Henderson

A huge WELL DONE to Peter who completed the Great North Run in 2 hours and 25 minutes. Everyone at Dryden School want to wish him a huge CONGRATULATIONS and WELL DONE on this amazing accomplishment….. Peter has raised lots of ££££££££ and we are extremely... read more

Pokémon Go Information

Please click on the links to view safety information from the official website: Pokémon Go https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/pokemon-go-parents-guide/... read more


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