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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Big plans for the young people of our Borough

Specialist Educational Provision

children with special educational needs

Special schools and nurseries

Ash Trees Academy
Catering for children aged 4 to 11 years, with profound and multiple learning difficulties, severe learning difficulties and autism.

Abbey Hill Academy
Catering for children and young people aged 11 to 19 years, with profound and multiple learning difficulties, severe learning difficulties and autism.

Westlands Academy
For children aged 4 to 16 years, with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties.

Redhill Education Service
The Redhill Education Service provides education and support for children and young people who are unable to attend school for medical reasons, also for those suffering from acute anxiety and school phobia. Provision is also made for pregnant school girls. Contact the Redhill Education Service within the Bishopton Centre on 01642 566639 to request further information.

Early Support Nursery
The Early Support Nursery is for children with complex and/or multiple special educational needs. Children can attend from aged two, if places are available. The nursery is registered with Ofsted and follows the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. Contact the Early Support Nursery on 01642 527815 to request further information.

King Edwin Specialist Education Setting
We’ve established a joint venture partnership with a company called Spark of Genius to deliver care and education to children with complex needs. The partnership is named Spark of Genius North East, it has already converted the former King Edwin School in Norton which has been developed into a specialist educational facility and is in the process of acquiring up to four properties to be converted into children’s homes. 

For further information read the Spark of Genius information booklet.

 

Additional Resourced Provision

Some children require a place in a mainstream school with additional support relating to their special need. We call these Additional Resourced Provisions.

Speech, Language & Communication difficulties
Mill Lane Primary School
hosts classes for those with speech and language difficulties.

Keystage 2 children with learning difficulties
Tilery Primary School
, Billingham South Primary School, Pentland Primary School, The Oak Tree Academy and Harewood Primary School have additional Keystage 2 provison for those Keystage 2 children with learning difficulties.

Keystage 1 children with learning difficulties
Billingham South Primary School
, Mandale Mill Primary School and St John the Baptist Primary School have provision for those with learning difficulties at Keystage 1.

Children with physical and medical difficulties
Children with physical and medical difficulties may be allocated a place at Whitehouse Primary School or Bishopsgarth Secondary School

Visually impaired
Northfield School and Sports College
hosts a Visually Impaired Resource Base.

Provision for children with autism spectrum disorders
Our Lady and St Bede RC School
, Yarm Primary, Rosebrook Primary School and Junction Farm Prmary School host provision for children with autism spectrum disorders.

Provision for children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties
St Mark's Elm Tree Primary School
and St Pauls RC Primary School host provision for children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. 

There is a clear admission process for these provisions which is managed by the local authority through the SEN and Transitions Team.

 

Contact the SEN and Engagement Service

Telephone: 01642 527145 or 528739

Address:  Stockton Borough Council, 4th Floor, Queensway House, West Precinct, Billingham, TS23 2YQ

Email: sensection@stockton.gov.uk