Vision & Values

The Link School provides education and support through alternative provision to ensure that every learner reaches their full potential.

The school provides a flexible and responsive service to schools and academies to help young learners overcome the challenges they face, and achieve their potential, by building their confidence and self esteem. With a strong ethos of partnership working, we provide an exciting and personalised curriculum from Key Stages 2-4 with a strong emphasis on high quality educational experiences.

We are consistent in ensuring our values are reflected in all aspects of our work.


Respect is the foundation on which our schools values are based. We promote care, trust and honesty with our learners, their families/carers, schools, academies and all other partners and stakeholders.


We recognise that our work has a positive impact on our learners and their families/carers, improving outcomes for all. We work tirelessly to improve the lives of our learners.


We have the highest of expectations of both ourselves and our learners. We believe that all of our learners can make progress and achieve academically, socially and emotionally.


In order to realise shared goals and achieve the very best for learners we work collaboratively with parents/carers, schools, academies and other stakeholders. We will communicate the highest standards and expectations at all times.

Happy and Healthy:

We have created a safe, secure and happy learning environment in which all learners can thrive. We equip learners with the knowledge and skills they need to achieve well in life. We acknowledge and celebrate their success widely.


Link School Tudor Grove, Portland Road, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear SR3 1SS

Tel: 0191 562 3200
Fax: 0191 562 3201

Link School Pallion, Waverley Terrace, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear SR4 6TA

Tel: 0191 562 3126