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  • The Duchess's Community High School
    Howling Lane
    Alnwick
    Northumberland
    NE66 1DH
  • 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)

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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 Y
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
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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