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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.
TIME CAPSULE PLANTED TO CELEBRATE COMPLETION OF GARDEN MAKEOVER – Oct 2018
Local residents and school pupils have planted a time capsule to celebrate the completion of a garden makeover project in Lynemouth, Northumberland.
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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.
Developing a personalised curriculum is a large focus here at Atkinson House and mountain biking is just one aspect of PE that our pupils can choose from. We have excellent tracks just a few hundred metres from school that we use to develop pupils physical and mental...
Physical education provision at Atkinson House School offers pupils a huge range of core PE and Adventurous activities. We put a lot of emphasis on PE to help pupils develop confidence, improve their social skills and to instil the importance of health and wellbeing....
Building active lifestyle hobbies is a core focus of our PE curriculum and a great asset in this drive is our partnership with Valour Health Gym in Benton. Pupils from Year 9 upwards have the opportunity to learn how to train safely and effectively on a range of...
9BW have successfully completed the first stage of the Key fund. Working as a group they have planned out and presented their ideas to an external panel and have been awarded the £250. This will be used to improve the social and communication skills within the...
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