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 85% of pupils achieving a GCSE English qualification and 78% 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 Springwell Dene 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.
The Link School are incredibly proud to announce we have been awarded the Inclusion Quality Mark Flagship Status.Read more
Welcome to Green Careers Week 2023 - A celebration of sustainability in employment and jobs for the future.Read more
Please see below for information regarding Go Nort East Bus strikes next week.Read more
We will be holding a coffee morning in support of Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.....Read more
Our event will include a pre-loved sale, a food bank, a well-being table and refreshmentsRead more
On Sunday 23 April 2023, there will be a national test of the UK Emergency Alerts system.Read more
We have just told your child's school that we will inspect it on 15 November 2023Read more
You may have seen recent media coverage regarding Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) and its use in educational settingsRead more
As you will be aware from our school calendar, our last INSET day of the school year is scheduled for Monday 3rd July 2023. School will be closed to all learners. Industrial Action will also affect the school on the following datesRead more
We are considering changing our calendar slightly for the next academic year and our proposed dates are outlined here........Read more
We are writing to inform you of some changes to the current timetable arrangements for ExamsRead more
Link School Springwell Dene
Swindon Road, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear SR3 4EE
Tel: 0191 561 5777
Office Opening Times
Mon-Thurs: 8am – 4:30pm
Friday: 8am – 4pm
Link School Pallion
Waverley Terrace, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear SR4 6TA
Tel: 0191 561 4777