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The system of merits and demerits is well understood by students, and they say they feel motivated to accrue badges and rewards - ranging from Haribo’s to places on school trips. They feel the system is fair and works well. Behaviour is ‘good’, agree parents and pupils - and bullying is dealt with quickly, ‘quashed’ say parents, although they struggle to recall examples. The foyers to both prep and senior schools boast art and sculpture displays, and every corridor is adorned with student artwork, including photography. Art facility has recently been refurbed into a well-designed, light and airy space, also...



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What the school says...

Teesside High School is a thriving independent day school for boys and girls aged 3-18. We are located in Eaglescliffe, Stockton-on-Tees, and are proud to serve areas across Teesside and North Yorkshire.
Teesside High School is a close-knit school which offers a unique 3-18 education in a truly unrivalled setting. Based in 20 acres of magnificent grounds on the banks of the River Tees, we are judged to be ‘Excellent’ by the Independent Schools Inspectorate and regularly named as one of the best performing independent schools in the North East. ...Read more

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All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

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Head teacher

Since 2013, Kirsty Mackenzie, who attended a state school in Darlington. Physics degree from Leeds University, PGCE from Durham. After eight years teaching in a Middlesbrough state school, took the plunge into the independent sector. Joined the school in 2005 as head of physics, with subsequent roles including head of science, head of year and curriculum deputy. She knows the school inside out.

Down to earth and sincere, she adamantly believes in non-selective entry – a far cry from much of the local competition. Feels it gives Teesside an edge, particularly among the many ‘first time buyers’. Indeed, comparisons with ‘brutal’ grade requirements elsewhere settled the choice for some parents and children we spoke to. Grades are not the be all and end all, she says, placing equal emphasis...

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Special Education Needs

Our overall aim is to meet the needs of each individual girl - there are of course specific needs for which specific provision should be made. We can cater for needs which can be accommodated within a normal classroom situation. Each case will be looked at sympathetically and constructively.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL)
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
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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