• 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 

Virtual Tour: Springwell Dene

      

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

  • Mock Examinations

    Dear Parent/Carer

    I am writing to inform you that all Year 11 learners will sit a range of mock examinations between Monday 30th November 2020 and Friday 4th December 2020.

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  • Pallion Site Update

    Pallion Site Update.
    We would like to remind parents/carers and pupils that the Pallion site will be re-open to all pupils from Monday 23rd, except those in 10A (this isolation period will end on Tuesday and pupils can return to school on Wednesday 25th November 2020).

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  • Proposal to change the length of the school day – Results

    Further to my letter dated 12th October 2020, I am writing to inform you of the results of consultation to the proposed changes to the structure of the school day at The Link School Sunderland.

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  • Coronavirus/Covid – 19 advice update

    Coronavirus/Covid-19 advice Update

    We have been advised by Public Health England that there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the Link School, at our Pallion Site. This has affected our 10A bubble.

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  • Important Update About Our Pallion Site 11.11.2020

    Due to high levels of staff absence, Pallion Link School site will be closed until Friday 13th November

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  • Parent/Carer Update 8/11/2020

    Coronavirus/Covid-19 advice Update
    We have been advised by Public Health England that there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the Link School, at our Pallion Site. This has affected our 11A and 11B bubble.

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Important Information

  • Pallion Site Closure – Further Update

    Due to our continued high levels of staff absence, our Pallion site will be closed and not re-open to all pupils (except 10A) on Monday 23rd November 2020. 10A will return to school on Wednesday 25th November 2020.

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  • A Guide for Pupil’s and Parent’s/Carer’s returning to School in September 2020

    A guide for Pupils and Parents/Carer's about their return to school in September 2020

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  • 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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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