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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.



Ashbrooke School

Ashbrooke Road,
Sunderland,
SR2 7JA,
Tyne & Wear

ADHD, ASD, ASP, AUT, SEMH

Broadwood School

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

EBD

Buzz Learning Independent Special School

8 Esther Court,
Wansbeck Business Park, Rotary Parkway,
Ashington,
NE63 8AP

ASD, ASP, AUT, MLD, SCD, SLD, SPLD

Cambian Beverley School

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

EBD, LD, SEMH

Cambian Dilston College

Dilston Hall,
Corbridge,
NE45 5RJ,
Northumberland

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

Cambian Hartlepool School

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

EBD

Cambois House School

Cambois,
Blyth,
NE24 1SF,
Northumberland

BESD, EBD

ESPA College

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

ASD, ASP, AUT

Hedleys College

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

Hlmp

Hedleys Northern Counties School

Tankerville Terrace,
Jesmond,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
NE12 7BH,
Tyne & Wear

AUT, Hlmp, PMLD, SLD, VIS

Highcroft School

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

BESD

Hurworth House School

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

AUT, BESD, EBD

Meadowcroft School

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

ASD, AUT, BESD, EBD, SEMH

Nunnykirk Centre for Dyslexia

Netherwitton,
Morpeth,
NE61 4PB,
Northumberland

ASD, DYSL, SEMH, SPLD

Percy Hedley School

West Lane,
Killingworth,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
NE12 7BH,
Tyne & Wear

CP, SCD

Priory Pines House

Middleton St George,
Darlington,
DL2 1TS,
Durham

EBD

Talbot House School

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

AttDD, ADHD, ASD, BESD, EBD, MLD

Thornbeck College

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

ASP, AUT

Thornhill Park School

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

ASD, ASP, AUT