Gibside School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
Special school
PUPILS
181
AGES
2 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Community special school

How Does The School Perform?

Outstanding
NATIONAL AVG. 2.09
Ofsted Inspection
(08/06/2022)
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92%
NATIONAL AVG. 93%
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

7.3:1
NATIONAL AVG. 19.9:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
20.1%
NATIONAL AVG. 17.7%
Persistent Absence
9.4%
NATIONAL AVG. 22.0%
Pupils first language
not English
47%
NATIONAL AVG. 25.9%
Free school meals
0.6%
NATIONAL AVG. 13.5%
Pupils with SEN support
Shipcote Lane
Whickham
Gateshead
NE8 4DE
01914336900

School Description

Pupils thrive at Gibside School. They enjoy coming to this friendly and inspirational school. Leaders have the highest expectations and an unrelenting ambition for the pupils in their care. Leaders have designed a curriculum that puts no ceiling on pupils’ success. Pupils develop communication skills that help them to flourish. They are excited to share their achievements. Leaders ensure that all pupils have a ‘voice’. Pupils are taught a range of communication tools developed to meet their individual needs. As a result, pupils are able to express themselves and make choices, both at school and beyond. One parent’s comment, representing the views of many, stated, ‘The school is an amazing place. They make sure that our child is educated in a way they can cope with, considering their complex mental and physical needs.’ Inspectors agree. Pupils’ behaviour is excellent. The school environment is calm and welcoming. Leaders have worked to establish clear routines. These help to minimise pupils’ anxiety. For example, pupils sing the ‘transition song’ when moving around the corridors. Pupils who have difficulty managing their emotions are quickly helped by skilled staff. Bullying is rare. Pupils know that adults will deal with any bullying or unkind behaviour. As a consequence, pupils feel safe at school.

Gibside School Parent Reviews



100% Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree 71% Agree 21% Disagree 4% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 4% {"strongly_agree"=>71, "agree"=>21, "disagree"=>4, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>4} Figures based on 28 responses up to 11-06-2022
Strongly Agree 75% Agree 14% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 11% {"strongly_agree"=>75, "agree"=>14, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>11} Figures based on 28 responses up to 11-06-2022
Strongly Agree 57% Agree 29% Disagree 7% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 7% {"strongly_agree"=>57, "agree"=>29, "disagree"=>7, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>7} Figures based on 28 responses up to 11-06-2022
My Child Has Not Been Bullied 93% Strongly Agree 0% Agree 0% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 7% {"my_child_has_not_been_bullied"=>93, "strongly_agree"=>0, "agree"=>0, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>7} Figures based on 28 responses up to 11-06-2022
Strongly Agree 68% Agree 29% Disagree 4% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>68, "agree"=>29, "disagree"=>4, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 28 responses up to 11-06-2022
I Have Not Raised Any Concerns 36% Strongly Agree 36% Agree 21% Disagree 7% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"i_have_not_raised_any_concerns"=>36, "strongly_agree"=>36, "agree"=>21, "disagree"=>7, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 28 responses up to 11-06-2022
Strongly Agree 79% Agree 14% Disagree 7% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>79, "agree"=>14, "disagree"=>7, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 28 responses up to 11-06-2022
Strongly Agree 61% Agree 29% Disagree 4% Strongly Disagree 4% Don't Know 4% {"strongly_agree"=>61, "agree"=>29, "disagree"=>4, "strongly_disagree"=>4, "dont_know"=>4} Figures based on 28 responses up to 11-06-2022
Strongly Agree 64% Agree 32% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 4% {"strongly_agree"=>64, "agree"=>32, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>4} Figures based on 28 responses up to 11-06-2022
Strongly Agree 68% Agree 29% Disagree 4% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>68, "agree"=>29, "disagree"=>4, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 28 responses up to 11-06-2022
Strongly Agree 71% Agree 29% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>71, "agree"=>29, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 28 responses up to 11-06-2022
Strongly Agree 39% Agree 18% Disagree 18% Strongly Disagree 11% Don't Know 14% {"strongly_agree"=>39, "agree"=>18, "disagree"=>18, "strongly_disagree"=>11, "dont_know"=>14} Figures based on 28 responses up to 11-06-2022
Strongly Agree 64% Agree 32% Disagree 4% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>64, "agree"=>32, "disagree"=>4, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 28 responses up to 11-06-2022
Yes 100% No 0% {"yes"=>100, "no"=>0} Figures based on 28 responses up to 11-06-2022

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