Dryden School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Post 16
Special school
PUPILS
49
AGES
11 - 18
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Community special school

How Does The School Perform?

4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(19/11/19)
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7.0:1
NATIONAL AVG. 16.6:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
34.4%
NATIONAL AVG. 13.7%
Persistent Absence
4.1%
NATIONAL AVG. 17.2%
Pupils first language
not English
30.3%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.8%
Free school meals
Shotley Gardens
Low Fell
Gateshead
NE9 5UR
01914203811

School Description

Pupils enjoy attending Dryden School. Pupils told us that they really like their school and described it as ‘amazing’. They feel happy and safe here because they know that adults care about them. Pupils are supported in a very individual way. Staff help pupils to develop their confidence. Staff also promote pupil interaction at break and lunchtimes. Staff make sure that the school values of kindness, challenge, resilience, respect, independence and honesty are reflected in everything that they do. Leaders have high expectations of what pupils are able to achieve. Staff make sure that pupils gain knowledge and experience of the wider world. Pupils thrive in their personal development. They take part in an excellent range of out of classroom activities. They learn through real-life experiences such as visits to the local supermarket or working in the school’s cafe. Pupils are able to link their trips and visits to their learning in the classroom. This leads to valuable work-related learning and opportunities for future employment. Pupils behave very well in school and do not feel that bullying happens at Dryden. They are confident that if pupils were unkind, the staff in school would act quickly. Well-trained staff help pupils to cope with any anxieties they may have.

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