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Beacon Hill School and Sixth Form works to meet the needs of a range of young people with learning difficulties in a variety of different ways. Primarily, we are a school for young people with severe learning difficulties and profound and multiple learning difficulties aged 3 to 19 years of age.

The school is divided into First School (EYFS, KS1 and lower KS2), Middle (upper KS2 and KS3), and High School (KS4 and KS5). We also have a Sixth Form department which is based at TyneMet college (Queen Alexandra Campus).

Beacon Hill is commissioned by the local authority to manage both the Portage and Pre-school Home Teaching service & LEAPS panel and the Sensory Support Service.

The Portage and Pre-School Home Teaching is offered to children aged 0-3 years with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

The Sensory Support Service is for children with hearing and/or visual impairment. This is mainly a mainstream provision and we are proud of the impact the service has on the lives of the young people and families it works with.

Within school we have various other support services, including School Nurses, Physios, Occupational Therapists, and the Speech and Language Team.

Recent goings on

Easter Dates

Tues 2nd April – Easter Bunny to visit school Wed 3rd April – Easter hamper Raffle draw Fri 5th April – School/6th Form breaks up for end of term. Returns Tuesday 23rd April Raffle tickets…


Down Syndrome Day

21st March was world Down Syndrome Day. The date itself has been selected for very clever reasons; it is held on the 21st day of the 3rd month, which is a hat-tip to the uniqueness…