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.

Dawn Winter

Head Teacher/Federation Lead

Recent News Posts

Find out what’s happening across our school

Preparing Your Child for the Future

You are invited to attend an event in school on Wednesday 19th September   between 10.30- 11.30am. This session ‘Preparing your Child for the Future in Gateshead’ will focus on deepening your understanding of the adult outcomes, we are all working towards through the...

Dryden Say Goodbye

We are coming to the end of a very busy year at Dryden School. We will be saying a fond farewell to 7 members of staff who leave Dryden at the end of the term. Christina Anastasiou and Danielle Moore leave us too after working at Dryden school, teaching assistants for...


Whole School



19/02/18 – 29/03/18

  • Class 1 94.7%
  • Class 2 98%
  • Class 3 96%
  • Class 4 95%
  • P16A 98%
  • P16B 94.4%
  • P16C 89.3%


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