• 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


       

 

 


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

  • Change to Link School Contact Details During This Difficult Time!

    During this very difficult time the Link School has had to change its contact details.

    If you need to get in touch with the Link School please use the following contact numbers

    07824 537994
    07824 537934
    07887 573961

    These telephone lines will be manned from 9am until 3pm Monday to Friday.

    You can also e mail the school using the e mail address linkschool@schools.sunderland.gov.uk

    Thank you

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  • COVID-19 School Update

    From Monday 23rd March 2020 the school will only be open to the children of Key Workers and Vulnerable students. Next week The Link School will open for its normal hours to provide education and care to those students. We will be available to Key Workers’ children and Vulnerable children whose parents would not be able to work unless their child attended school. If the Key Workers or Vulnerable childrens’ parents had alternative arrangements for childcare (not an elderly relative) or the Key Worker’s partner was not a Key Worker and could care for the child, then the child does not have to attend school. All school provision will be offered from our Springwell Dene Site.

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  • COVID-19 Update – A link of resources to help support our Children and Young People

    Anna Freud have forwarded a link of resources to help support our CYP's Mental Health during these unsettled times.

    https://www.annafreud.org/what-we-do/anna-freud-learning-network/coronavirus/

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  • Awareness Day 18th March 2020
    HELP US STOP SEXUAL EXPLOITATION

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  • Inclusion Quality Mark Award (IQM)

    Over the last Year there has been a successful amalgamation with the PRU resulted in the closure of the Tudor Grove site and a move to newly refurbished facilities at Springwell Dene followed. In September 2019, The Link School officially became an all through provider, for pupils aged 4 to 16 with the Link School Pallion site providing education for Key Stage 4 students.

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  • What is a Money Mule?

    Dear Parent/Carer or Guardian,
    We need your help to warn young people about the dangers and consequences of becoming a money mule.

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Important Information

  • 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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  • Public Health Advice on Coronavirus – COVID-19

    The Government and NHS are well prepared to deal with this virus.
    You can help too. To protect yourself and others you should:
    • Wash your hands more often for 20 seconds
    • Use soap and water or a hand sanitiser when you:
    o Get home or into work
    o Blow your nose, sneeze or cough
    o Eat or handle food

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  • Mindfulness

    Creative Mindfulness has become very popular amongst the staff and pupils at The Link School. The pupil’s access weekly sessions and drop in appointments are available to those pupils who request them.

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  • The Brook Group

     Brook Group and 1:1 Support For Boys and Young Men In Sunderland 

    You can read more about the Brook Group and what support they can offer by clicking read more below.

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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