• 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.

    Find out more
  • 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. Our school is a Good School, as judged by Ofsted. In addition, are in Inclusion Quality Mark Centre of Excellence, hold the Anti-Bullying Platinum Award whilst have achieved Investors in Careers Award. This demonstrates our continued commitment to ensuring our children and young people are at the heart of what we do.

Our GCSE results shown continuous improvement with 100% of pupils achieving a GCSE English qualification and 93%% 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 and offer a broad and ambitious curriculum.

The Link School is an alternative learning provider working with young learners and their families across the City of Sunderland.  We support a wide and diverse community that we feel proud to consider our ‘Link School Family’.

There are two schools; 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. In addition, we also run two assessment hubs at Hudson Road Primary School and Oxclose Academy where we support schools across Sunderland to ensure that all children and young people have access to the right provision to meet their own individual needs.

I feel incredibly proud to be the Head Teacher 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 throughout their time at the school, 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

  • Covid -19 Update – Confirmation of arrangements for the end of Autumn Term

    I hope that you and your families continue to be safe and well at this moment in time. We know that Covid numbers are high in the community, and we also have staff and students currently absent due to infection.

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  • Anti-Bullying Week

    Kindness is more important today than it has ever been.

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  • 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#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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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