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Special needs schools in the North-East

Are you looking for a special needs school in the North-East, or trying to find out more information about special schools in the region?

Search here for independent special needs schools in Durham, Northumberland, Stockton-on-Tees and Tyne & Wear. Find and compare schools nearest to you and those with particular specialisms.

You will find all special schools in the North-East listed at the bottom of this page, with abbreviations denoting the conditions each school caters for (check our glossary for definitions).

Click on a school's name for information about that school. Schools at the top of the listings in highlighted panels feature full profile information including social media, website and email links and optional video.  

You can narrow down your search by using the search boxes below to select schools by age, gender, those that offer residential facilities, and those that have a speciality in:

a) social interaction difficulties (including autism and Asperger syndrome)

b) emotional, behavioural and/or social difficulties 

c) learning difficulties (including dyslexia/SPLD) 

d) sensory or physical impairment 

Our postcode search facility allows you to find and compare schools nearest to you by searching a radius of two to 100 miles. 

You can gain further advice from a selection of articles on this website about choosing a special needs school.  

These search results are from www.specialneedsguide.co.uk, the online edition of John Catt's Which School? for Special Needs guidebook, now in its 26th edition.



Broadwood School

252 Moor End Road,
Halifax,
West Yorkshire,
HX2 0RU

EBD

Cambian Beverley School

Units 19 & 20, Priory Road Industrial Estate,
Beverley,
East Riding of Yorkshire,
HU17 0EW

EBD, LD

Cambian Dilston College

Dilston Hall,
Corbridge,
Northumberland,
NE45 5RJ

AttDD, ADHD, ASD, ASP, AUT, BESD, CP, DEL, EBD, EPI, GLD, LD, MLD, SCD, SCLD, SLD, SPLD, SpeechLD

Cambian Hartlepool School

Unit E, Sovereign Park,
Brenda Road,
Hartlepool,
TS25 1NN

EBD

Cambois House School

Cambois,
Blyth,
Northumberland,
NE24 1SF

BESD, EBD

ESPA College

6-7 The Cloisters,
Ashbrooke,
Sunderland,
Tyne & Wear,
SR2 7BD

ASD, ASP, AUT

Highcroft School

The Green,
Cockfield,
Bishop Auckland,
Durham,
DL13 5AG

BESD

Hurworth House School

Westfield Drive,
Hurworth,
Darlington,
Durham,
DL2 2AD

AUT, BESD, EBD

Meadowcroft School

24 Bar Lane,
Wakefield,
West Yorkshire,
WF1 4AD

EBD

Nunnykirk Centre for Dyslexia

Netherwitton,
Morpeth,
Northumberland,
NE61 4PB

DYSL, DYSP, SPLD

Percy Hedley College

Station Road,
Forest Hall,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
Tyne & Wear,
NE12 8YY

Hlmp

Percy Hedley School - Newcastle

Great North Road,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
Tyne & Wear,
NE2 3BB

AUT, Hlmp, PMLD, SLD, VIS

Percy Hedley School - North Tyneside

Forest Hall,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
Tyne & Wear,
NE12 8YY

CP, SCD

Priory Pines House

Middleton St George,
Darlington,
Durham,
DL2 1TS

EBD

Talbot House School

Hexham Road,
Walbottle,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
Tyne & Wear,
NE15 8HW

AttDD, ADHD, ASD, BESD, EBD, MLD

Thornbeck College

14 Thornhill Park,
Sunderland,
Tyne & Wear,
SR2 7LA

ASP, AUT

Thornhill Park School

21 Thornhill Park,
Sunderland,
Tyne & Wear,
SR2 7LA

ASD, ASP, AUT