The Duchess's Community High School
- The Duchess's Community High School
- Head: Mr Maurice Hall Ba Hons Med
- T 01665 602166
- F 01665 510 602
- E admin@duchesss…berland.sch.uk
- W www.dchs-alnwick.org
- A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 13 to 18
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Northumberland
- Pupils: 1109
- Religion: Does not apply
- Current Ofsted grade: Good on 27th September 2012
- Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 10th December 2007
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Best performance by Girls taking Classical Civilisation at an English Comprehensive School (GCE A level)
- Excellent performance by Boys taking Classical Civilisation at an English Comprehensive School (GCE AS level)
Special Education Needs
Students with special educational needs are particularly welcome in our school. A team of specialist teachers and support assistants provides additional help to students with a variety of needs. We support in class and also withdraw students for additional help. In addition to a 'Support' option in Years 10 and 11, we offer vocational subjects which are accessible to all our students. Among our current students are those with learning, behavioural, physical, emotional and medical needs. We liaise closely with our feeder middle schools and external agencies and have a thriving 'Student Support' team within school. This has evolved through our role as an extended school and we are able to involve a variety of professionals to support our work with young people in school.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|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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