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  • Percy Hedley School
    Station Road
    Forest Hall
    Tyne and Wear
    NE12 8YY
  • Head: Dr Sue Fisher M.Sc. D.Ed. Psy
  • T 0191 266 5491
  • F 01912 668435
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  • A special independent school for pupils aged from 3 to 19
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: North Tyneside
  • Pupils: 159
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Current Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 22nd March 2013
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 1st October 2008
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

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Special Education Needs

The Good Schools Guide writes: The Percy Hedley Foundation was established in 1953 as a small charitable school for children with cerebral palsy to promote the rights, needs and aspirations of disabled people through specialist, quality services. The school provides day end five-day boarding with respite and independence training for pupils on a full or part-time basis. Percy Hedley School specialises in working with three distinct groups of children. For those with cerebral palsy a programme based on Conductive Education as practised at the Peto Institute in Budapest is followed. Specialist teachers and therapists provide an integrated approach to working with children who have speech, language and communication difficulties and complex difficulties including dyspraxia, dyslexia and ADHD. The third group supported ny the school are those children on the autistic spectrum who show the potential to access a group approach with support.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory Y
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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