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Northumberland Councils only designated provision for pupils aged 11-19, with Social, Emotional and Mental Health issues (SEMH). The school has always been designated to cater for boys/young men.
Keeping you informed! The latest school news and updates gathered together in one place.
A recent Visit to school, meeting with Staff and Pupils.
From Left To Right….
Mr P.Forster (Acting Head), Fr Paul Thomas, Vicar of St James’s Church, Sussex Gardens, in Paddington. Then there is the Right Reverend Dr Pete Wilcox, Bishop of Sheffield and Father Darren Bell our Local Vicar.
Atkinson House School is at the early stages of revitalizing the Careers and Enterprise Programme. As a school we will establish a stable programme of careers education and guidance that will be known and understood by pupils, parents, teachers, governors and employers.
With the Summer well and truly here its a great opportunity to get the lads out and about developing their skills in different sports that they may not often get a chance to turn their hand at. Golf for instance is a great leveller and for those who find it...
Here's one of our Year 10 pupils at Valour Health Gym on the seated row machine working towards his PE Entry Level Certificate.
We have a fantastic partnership with Valour Health Gym in Benton where we take groups for PE and reward based sessions. Going to the gym is an excellent way to get fit, build some strength and endurance and ultimately improve confidence. It is a fantastic facility up...
After some fantastic results last year (1x A, 1x B and 1x C) it's exam time again for our GCSE PE pupils. This year we have 2 entries with one pupil returning for another shot to add to the A he already has! Both pupils have selected indoor climbing, road cycling and...
Here are some of the our Year 9 and 10's cycling a steady 5 mile route from school via tracks and cycle routes to Backworth and back home. Cycling is a great way to get fit and catch a tan in the Summer sun!
Head Teachers Welcome…
Thank you for visiting our website and a very warm welcome to Atkinson House School.
Atkinson House School first opened in September, 2000, and we remain Northumberland Councils only designated provision for pupils aged 11-19, with Social, Emotional and Mental Health issues (SEMH). The school has always been designated to cater for boys/young men.
The original school remains as a two storey building, and is used to deliver the National Curriculum subjects from Year 7 to Year 13. In September, 2010, the school opened a new £3 million state of the art Vocational Block, which is used to deliver a more work related curriculum, encompassing construction; motor vehicle maintenance; preparation for working life and many others aspects.
Our school numbers are increasing, currently 73 pupils on roll with an overall capacity of 80 students at present. A small number of pupils join us on a Shared Placement arrangement, and operate on a split weekly timetable between Atkinson House, and their host mainstream school. This is slowly reducing in numbers as the demand for full time places increases.
As a school, we also have a hugely important and exciting link with our partner school in the Gambia, which caters for close to 300 nursery age pupils. This collaboration has been really successfully over recent years and one which we will continue to develop with the support of our pupils, staff and community.
Community is important to us and we have many links with the surrounding areas to develop positive relationships and support of each other. Our Community Task Force regulalry assists in the community, supporting building works and regeneration of local areas. We also have excellent links with our local Vicar, Father Darren, who supports the progress of pupils in school.
It is a privilege for me to be the current Acting Head teacher of such a positive and forward moving school community. We have an enormously skilled, experienced staff who work with great dedication and empathy, to ensure the best possible outcome for all of the young men who pass through Atkinson House, and move into their adult life beyond.
I hope you enjoy looking through our website, and any further information required can be obtained by contacting school directly.Phil Forster