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Welcome to Barndale House School

 Welcome from our Headteacher 

  "What I learn today, prepares me for tomorrow"

On behalf of the pupils, staff and governors I would like to welcome you to Barndale House School. I hope that this website gives you a glimpse into the life of our school and begins to help you understand ‘The Barndale Way’ of doing things. We are very proud of what our wonderful school can offer your child and family and our website is a good place to find out exactly what you can expect from us.   

I feel very privileged to be introducing myself as the Headteacher of Barndale House School. I have worked in special education for over ten years and to be the Headteacher of such a fantastic, friendly and welcoming school is a job I feel very fortunate to have. The positive, warm atmosphere and commitment from staff to providing the best possible education, opportunities and outcomes for all of our amazing pupils is something that excites me very much. It makes Barndale House School a very special place to work.  

I hope that you find this website useful, but if there is anything else you need to know then please contact us. We love our school and we hope that you will too!  

I look forward to meeting and working with you. 

Mark Phillips
Headteacher
 
 
 
 Residential Information
 
Barndale is the only school in Northumberland with a residential provision. This is used both by the School and Children's Services. 
 
School Residential Provision - the building is used Mon-Fri as part of the curriculum extension. Pupils are supported in moving towards adulthood through the 24hr curriculum and accreditation that is offered as part of this.
 
Short Break Service- the building is used from Friday night to Monday morning. The Short Break Service is run by Children's Services and is completely independent from the school. It offers families throughout Northumberland respite care and support for children with additional needs.  There is a link to their section on our website under Information - Short Break Service Residential.