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TOGETHER WE DEVELOP, IMPROVE AND SUCCEED

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 Vacancy

Assistant Head of School - For April 2017

The Governors are seeking to appoint a suitable candidate to this permanent position at Dryden School.
This post is required for April 2017

  • Dates: Job start April 2017 Salary: L12 – L16
  • Negotiable depending on qualifications & experience
  • Location: Gateshead Contract: Full time
  • Contract term: Permanent

This is an exceptional opportunity to become Assistant Head of School within a Hard Federation comprising of two secondary special schools in Gateshead. An opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Head of School at Dryden School. Dryden caters for pupils and students from 11-16/19 years who have moderate/profound and/or complex learning difficulties.

The Governors are seeking an exceptional and inspirational Assistant Head of School.

Click icon above for Job Advert and application details.

Recent News Posts

Find out what’s happening across our school

Dryden School Christmas Fair & Cafe

Please come along and join us! We have something different on sale in each class……from sock snowmen to book houses and of course the annual tombola….along with lots of Christmas goodies! Our Christmas Fair is on Thursday 24th November 1.15pm to...

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...

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...

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!...

Coming Up

For your diaries

Dec
8
Thu
Christmas Lunch & Christmas Jumper Day
Dec 8 all-day
Dec
13
Tue
Christmas Service
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Christmas Service

Parents are welcome to join us for coffee at 9.30am before the service begins.

We hope to see you soon!

Dec
15
Thu
Student Christmas Party
Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Student Christmas Party

Students will have their Christmas party on the afternoon, they can bring in their party clothes to change into after lunchtime or come into school already dressed.

Please feel free to contact the school office for more information.

Thank You

Dec
16
Fri
Staff Panto!
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Staff Panto!

Staff will be performing their version of Peter Pan for all Dryden School Students (students only)…. I’m sure there will be lots of laughs and giggles….. Last year was a roaring success and I’m sure this year staff will not fail to disappoint!

 

Dec
19
Mon
Christmas Holidays
Dec 19 – Dec 30 all-day
Jan
2
Mon
Bank Holiday – School Closed
Jan 2 all-day
Feb
20
Mon
February Half Term Break
Feb 20 – Feb 24 all-day
Apr
10
Mon
Easter Break
Apr 10 – Apr 21 all-day
Apr
24
Mon
Teacher Training Day – School Closed to Students
Apr 24 all-day
May
1
Mon
Bank Holiday – School Closed
May 1 all-day

Attendance

%

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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