• Welcome to the Link School Sunderland

  • 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

  • We want to thank you as parents and guardians of secondary school and college students for your support over the last eighteen months. We know this time has been difficult for many of
    you, as well as for the young people you care for. As students return to the classroom, we would ask for your continued support to make sure
    your children are able to stay in face-to-face learning....

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  • #HellowYellow

    Friday 8th October 2021 will see the #HelloYellow Campaign to raise awareness to show young people they are not alone with their mental health.

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  • COVID-19 vaccine for 12 to 15 year olds

    We have been asked to distribute consent forms for the Covid-19 vaccinations on behalf of the NHS Immunisations Team, which are being offered to all children aged 12-15

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  • Parent/Carer Update September 2021

    We are looking forward to welcoming your child back to school on Tuesday 7th September 2021.

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  • Changes to self isolation rules – Monday 16th August 2021

    From Monday 16 August, people who are double jabbed or aged under 18 will no longer be legally required to self-isolate if they are identified as a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case.

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  • GCSE Exams 2021

    We are pleased to report some of our outstanding achievements by our learners in their GCSEs and other qualifications this summer.

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Important Information

  • Northern Lights Teaching School Hub

    At the Northern Lights Teaching School Hub we are committed to working in partnership with all Early Years providers, Primary, Secondary, Alternative Provision, Special Schools, Further and Higher Education providers and other stakeholders in our region.

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  • Centre Assessed Grades Information

    Parent/Carer's
    Please find information regarding this year’s summer grading, exam malpractice and the appeal process.

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  • May Half Term Information

    I hope that you and your families continue to be safe and well, as we continue to follow the Government Road Map to emerge from Covid-19 restrictions. This half term has been a busy one I would firstly like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support and during this time.

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  • Year 11 Important Dates

    Dear Parent/Carer,
    I understand that the last 12 months have been a very difficult time to navigate and as a school we have found this incredibly challenging too. I would firstly like to take this opportunity to express how proud I am of all of our Y11 learners, especially how they have adapted to life in a pandemic, and how they have returned to school during this time.

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  • RSHE Survey

    RSHE Survey

    Could you please complete this survey to help Together for Children gain your views around the delivery of Relationship, Sex, Health Education in Secondary Schools and Relationship Health Education in Primary Schools.

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  • Secondary Pupils – Home Testing Easter Holidays

    Throughout this term, we have been completing lateral flow tests in school twice a week. It is important for pupils to keep testing through the Easter holidays to manage the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19)

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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