Our Story.....and new school

Headteacher: Judith Donovan

Gibside School is an OFSTED Outstanding school (2017 OFSTED report) which opened in 1997, catering for pupils who have Special Educational Needs.

During the last 10 years, our pupil numbers have more than doubled and, as a result, we now house our Early Years pupils at Blaydon Sure Start Centre.

We have been looking to bring our teachers and pupils back together on one site for some time now and so we are delighted to be having a new school built which will reunite our Blaydon and Whickham students and staff in a cutting edge brand new purpose built school.

Our new school premises will be located in central Gateshead, making it more easily accessible to many of our families.

We are proud of the accomplishments of all our wonderful pupils. We encourage them to be happy, motivated and confident: and they are! Our Facebook page is followed by thousands; and unsurprisingly so, as you can see all the amazing work our pupils complete through our daily posts

As well as our fabulous pupils, I am so proud of everyone who makes Gibside School the Outstanding school it is: our staff who work tirelessly to support our pupils to reach their full potential, our parents who support the school and in turn their children’s education and growth, our governors who are committed to the school and help to ensure that we meet the highest possible standards, and to our multidisciplinary colleagues who further support our staff, pupils and families.

It is such a privilege to be part of the Gibside team.


Gibside School

Wates Construction overcomes Covid challenge to deliver new Gateshead SEN school

Wates Construction overcomes Covid challenge to deliver new Gateshead SEN school