Welcome to our website

Welcome to Northern Counties School website.

Northern Counties School is part of the education services within the Percy Hedley Foundation. Collectively we are a unique provision for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. We integrate high levels of direct therapy and education to optimise individual potential and progress.

Our education services includes two schools and a college. Continue reading

Letter from Head of School

I have the privilege of leading this outstanding special school which has a rich history and proven track record of improvement. The school has grown over the past ten years and achieved its outstanding status in its most recent Ofsted inspection.

We provide an all age (3-19 years) day and residential special education for children who have a hearing impairment or visual impairment, those with profound and multiple learning disabilities and autistic spectrum disorder all of whom require education, therapy and care within a specialist communication environment.

We offer a learning environment where “Learning and achievement are outstanding … all groups of pupils thrive to an exceptional extent,” and “pupils make enormous progress in communicating” Ofsted March 2013.

Your decision to have your child educated at Hedleys Northern Counties School is one of the most important decisions you will make.  You will be delighted to know that our pupils “enjoy school… and their behaviour is exceedingly good” Ofsted March 2013.

Please do read more about us in our website and contact me if you would like to visit school or find out more about our services.

Jo Allen

Head of School