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Autism Service Directory

Northern Counties School

Percy Hedley Foundation

Main information

Type of service: Day schools, Nursery and pre-schools, Residential schools, Schools

School for children and students aged 3-19 with complex communication difficulties, particularly those with a hearing impairment. The school offers a Total Communication approach where all staff are skilled in signing to supplement and extend written and spoken English, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) or other specialised communication strategy.

Pupils with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are either taught in a discrete group or together with other children. No class has more than 8 students and the staff ratio is high, many children have 1:1 support. Offers respite services for the school's own pupils. Volunteers may be accepted to work with the pupils.


Age: From age 3 to 19

Aimed at: Adolescent , Child

Gender: All genders

Registrations & Approaches

Specialisms: Generic

Other specialisms: Learning disability


Level: NAS Autism Accreditation - Advanced

Year: 2019

Provided by

A charity providing specialist services for disabled people in the North East of England, The Percy ...

Percy Hedley Foundation

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You can contact us by phone email or post.

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Judith James - Head Teacher

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01912 815 821

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Tankerville Terrace, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 3BB

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