• 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.

    Read more
  • 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.

    Read More
  • 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


Read more ……

Latest News

  • The Link School Newsletter

    From everyone in The Link School , we want to say a huge ‘well done’ to every pupil

    Read more
  • Healthy Heads Newsletter

    The Healthy Heads Team is a Mental Health Support Team based in Sunderland Schools. We offer early intervention to help children, young people and their families who are struggling with mild to moderate anxiety and/or Low mood.

    Read more
  • The Link School Parent Governor Election

    We are looking to hold an election for Parent Governor

    Read more
  • Parent/Carer Update

    Happy new year from us all at The Link School. I hope that you and your families are safe and well and that you’ve had a great Christmas break. Please see below for reminders and further details of our return to school this week.

    Read more
  • Important Update for January 2022

    Please find attached a letter regarding an update from Public Health - due to this update we will now be open for teaching on Wednesday 5th January 2022 rather than Tuesday 4th January 2022. This is to support the onsite testing of pupils prior to their return to school.The Schools Covid-19 Operational Guidance and Education Contingency Framework have been updated, following announcements about moving to Plan B and changes in the guidance for testing and isolation of close contacts of positive cases.

    Read more
  • Covid-19 Update

    From Tuesday 14 December, All adults who are fully vaccinated and children aged 5 to 18 years and 6 months, identified as a contact of someone with COVID-19 – whether Omicron or not – should take a lateral flow device (LFD) test every day for 7 days instead of self-isolating.

    Read more

Important Information

  • Year 11 GCSE Update

    We are making good progress through the GCSE examinations. Year 11 learners are taking their final examination (Maths) on the morning of Monday 13th June 2022.

    Read more
  • National Careers Week

    This week we have been celebrating National Careers Week 2022 and your child has had the opportunity to take part in a careers fair and other activities both in and out of lessons.

    Read more
  • Parent/Carer Update 25.2.2022

    I hope that you and your families are enjoying the half term break. As you will have no doubt seen, the Government has updated their guidance for schools which details our move to ‘Living with Covid-19’

    Read more
  • Wednesday 8th February marks Safer Internet Day

    We would like to take the opportunity to inform you of the work our Prevention Through Education Team has been doing in terms of online safety with secondary school students in our region

    Read more
  • Rules regarding self-isolation will change again on Monday 17/01/2022

    You will know from the news that the rules regarding self-isolation will change again on Monday. As of 17/01/2022 people with COVID-19 can end their self-isolation after 5 full days

    Read more
  • 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.

    Read more

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