• Welcome to the Link School Sunderland

  • Pupil Premium Awards

    We are the 2016 Pupil Premium National Award Winners. A fantastic achievement for the Link School who have been chosen to receive the 2016 Pupil Premium Awards for Alternative Provision.

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  • Platinum Award For Anti – bullying

    The Link School have won a prestigious award for their commitment and hard work around bullying.

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  • Welcome to the Link School Sunderland

    We provide education and support to make sure that every learner reaches their full potential.

    See our Ofsted Report
  • Welcome to the Link School Sunderland

    We provide education and support to make sure that every learner reaches their full potential.

  • Vision & values

    The Link School provides a flexible and responsive service to schools and academies to help young learners overcome the challenges they face.

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  • Welcome to the Link School Sunderland

    We believe all learners can make progress and achieve academically, socially and emotionally.

    See our Ofsted Report
  • Vision & values

    The Link School provides a flexible and responsive service to schools and academies to help young learners overcome the challenges they face.

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  • Welcome to the Link School Sunderland

    We provide education and support to make sure that every learner reaches their full potential.

  • Vision & values

    The Link School provides a flexible and responsive service to schools and academies to help young learners overcome the challenges they face.

Headteacher’s welcome

Welcome to The Link School website

I am delighted to be able to welcome you to the Link School and introduce myself as the Head Teacher. The Link School is an alternative learning provider working with young learners and their families across the City of Sunderland. There are two sites; The Link School, Springwell Dene which works with learners across Key Stage 1, 2 and 3 and The Link School, Pallion, which provides education for learners at Key Stage 4.

2018-2019 was another fantastic year for Link School which saw us officially become one all through school. We successful formally joined with the KS1 PRU and moved from Tudor Grove to our fantastically refurbished site at Springwell Dene which hosts some excellent new facilities for all of our pupils.

In addition, we retained our Inclusion Quality Mark and Anti-Bullying Platinum Award whilst also achieved the Investors in Careers Award and the Mental Health Chartermark (Bronze level). This demonstrates our continued commitment to ensuring our young people are at the heart of what we do.

The GCSE results for this year have also shown continuous improvement with 88% of pupils achieving a GCSE English qualification and 84% of pupils achieving a GCSE Maths qualification. We have increased the number of pupils who have left the school with five or more GCSE qualifications. 

I feel very lucky to have the opportunity to take over the leadership of the Link School. My priority as Head Teacher is to ensure the Link School continues to grow on its journey to becoming outstanding. This can only happen with you and your support. Being a mum of two girls, I am very much aware of the importance of family and I really do believe you and your children, as part of our link school family have the strength and passion to ensure that this happens together. 

As the Head teacher of the school, I am looking forward to getting to know you and your children over the coming months whilst ensuring children are safe, happy and achieving well whilst they are in our care.

Donna Walker


 Virtual Tour: Pallion Key Stage 4 

      

Ofsted – The Link School Sunderland is a Good School!

Click below to read our latest Ofsted report for Tudor Grove:

Link School Tudor Grove Ofsted report 2018 .PDF

Click below to read our latest Ofsted report for Key Stage 1:

Key Stage 1.PDF 

Click below to read our latest Ofsted report for Pallion:

Link School Pallion Ofsted Report 2017.PDF 

 


We are an Operation Encompass School


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Latest News

  • Devastating Blow To Link School!!!

    Devastatingly three of our school's mini buses were stolen over the weekend

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  • Parent/Carer Update 13.7.2020

    As you will be aware the Government released guidance on 2nd July 2020 stating that all pupils, in all year groups, will return to school from the beginning of the autumn term. As a school we have been working hard on arrangements for your children returning to school in September.

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  • Parent/Carer Update 6.7.2020

    We hope that you are all keeping safe and well.

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  • Year 11’s Celebration Event Thursday 25th June 2020

    Dear Parent/Carer,
    I understand that this the last three months have been a very difficult time to navigate through and that your child has lost out on some of those traditional things that are associated with being in Y11. On Thursday 25th June 2020, I would like to invite you and your child to attend one of our Y11 celebration events.

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  • Parent/Carer Update 8.6.2020

    Parent/Carer,
    From 15 June, secondary schools are able to offer face-to-face support for a quarter of the year 10 pupils at any one time. Alongside this the government is asking secondary schools to...

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  • Parent/Carer Update 7.6.2020

    To continue to support the wider opening of schools, please find attached a link which shares some information for parents/carers regarding Covid 19 and an update to the school behaviour policy.

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Important Information

  • Education, Training and Employability

    Here you will be able to find out about local providers and organisations that offer education, training and employability courses to help you to gain the skills, qualifications and experience required to help you move forward in your career and find employment.

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  • Link School Supporting Sunderland Families

    Together for Children recognise The Link School Sunderland have been working hard to support their pupil’s families during this difficult time.

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  • National Free School Meal Voucher Scheme

    The Government have announced the National Free School Meal voucher scheme today. This is now entitles families to £15 per week per child, the national programme however will only provide vouchers during term time.
    To support our families through the Easter holiday period in this challenging time, The Link School will be providing an £30 supermarket voucher for you to use, we are working on getting this to you by the weekend.
    The school will then endeavour to move to National Voucher scheme system once this is upon and running - the link to the Free School Meal guidance can be found on our website.
    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-free-school-meals-guidance

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  • School Update 27.3.2020

    From Monday 30th March 2020, the school will continue be open to the children of Key Workers and Vulnerable students, should parets/carers need this provision. All school provision will be offered from our Springwell Dene Site.

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  • UPDATE – Covid-19 – 26.3.2020

    Following on from the Government and Public Health England announcement, The Link School will continue to follow the recommended guidelines regarding enforced school closures.

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  • Daily Update on Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

    This is your daily update on the government’s response to COVID-19 (coronavirus).

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Contact

Link School Springwell Dene
Swindon Road, Springwell, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear  SR3 4EE

Tel: 0191 561 5777
Email: caroline.granton@schools.sunderland.gov.uk

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

Tel: 0191 561 4777
Email: anita.blakeman@schools.sunderland.gov.uk