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

Harvest Coffee Morning

Dear Parents/Carers We will be celebrating Harvest Time in school on Thursday 20th at 10.00 – 11.00. This year, we will again be supporting Changing Lives (formerly – The Cyrenians) in Newcastle.  We have invited a representative from Changing Lives to... read more

Gateshead Leisure Activities

Gateshead Leisure Pass What can you use it for? Free entrance to individual activities like swimming, soft play, fitness classes and fitness rooms. Locker tokens are to be paid for. Fitness classes can be booked in advance however none-attendance may result in this... read more

Grand Opening of The Bungalow Shop!

Our Charity shop in the Bungalow will be open for one day on Thursday 20th October from 8.00am to 4.00pm. We will be selling DVD’s, clothes, toys, games, books, jewellery and bric a brac etc. We will give some money to charity and some to school. Items priced to sell!... read more

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


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