School Holiday Dates 2014/15

The new school holiday dates for the rest of 2014 till summer 2015 are out, you can view them here School Holiday Dates

School building work to begin

Dear Parent/Carer

As you are aware there are some exciting new Proposals to expand the school building.

Building work will commence this week for completion by September 2014. This will be extremely beneficial to all pupils at our school. However due to this work the therapy services on this site will suffer significant disruption due to the temporary loss of therapy space. As far as possible therapy staff will deliver services within classrooms within the school, however some therapy sessions will have to be delivered on a different site for example Bishop Auckland Hospital and parents will be required to attend with their children.

Parents are invited to contact Linda Wilson (Therapy Assistant Practitioner) from Tuesday 7th January 2014 on 01388 825663 if you are concerned about the delivery of the therapy to your child and require further details, we will keep you informed of developments as the work progresses.

If you are concerned about the disruption to your child during the building process, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely

Tracey Hutchison
Head Teacher

Teaching Post

We are currently looking to recruit a new classroom teacher, please find all relevant information and documents on our Job Section

Pupil Premium Expenditure and Holiday Dates

Schools Pupil Premium Expenditure Report for Parents has been published, please find a copy on our pupil premium page Pupil Premium page

School Holiday dates have also been updated on the School Holiday dates page School holiday dates Please note that children break up for Christmas on the Thursday 19th of December

14-7-2013 Sports Day

Sports day was a big success and we hope everyone enjoyed it as much as we did. Also a big thank you to the pupils of St Johns School in Bishop Auckland for helping out with the activities.

17-5-2013 Autistic Unit achieves Autism Accreditation

Autism Accreditation Logo

We are very proud to announce that after much hard work our Autistic Unit (Red 4 - Red 5) has achieved The National Autistic Society, Autism Accreditation.

"Autism Accreditation provides an autism-specific quality assurance programme for over 300 organisations throughout the UK and across the globe: clients include local authorities, NHS trusts, education authorities, local autism societies and private companies. The Autism Accreditation award provides a seal of quality and can give people peace of mind when choosing a service for a relative or friend."

To find out more about the Autism Accreditation navigate to the offical National Autistic Society website at