Percy Hedleys College

At Percy Hedley College we are a high quality, independent, specialist further education and training provider for young people aged 16-25 with a range of learning difficulties and disabilities.

Our students need specialist programmes to develop their communication, independence and employability skills to make a successful transition into adulthood within the North East region and beyond.

We have six college programmes:

  • Communication and Choices  
  • Independence and Enterprise
  • Towards Employability
  • Towards Independence
  • Foundation for Work
  • Supported Internship

We can offer flexible packages of further education and training through mixed training routes. As a college we also provide access to other Hedley specialist services including the Hedley Employability Project and the Hedleys College Adult Programme.

When is it on?

Session information
Monday to Friday 9.00am -4.00pm. 38 weeks per year plus 2 weeks of Summer Programme.

Who to contact

Contact name
Kasha Gorowska
Contact position
Student Assessment and Recruitment Coordinator
0191 212 7853

Where to go

Station Road
Forest Hall
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
NE12 8YY

Other details

Cost description
SEND education - high needs funding, or mixed funding packages - social care, health and education.
Special offers to Children and Young People's Network (CYPN) Members
CYPN members get the following benefit(s):
Please contact us to discuss this in detail.
Referral and availability notes

At your school annual review and transition meetings from Year 9 you will meet your Careers Officer to discuss and plan for transition. Your Careers Officer will support you to access The Local Offer which provides a list of transition options available in your region. If it is relevant to you, local specialist provision should be discussed.

You can ask your Careers Advisor for support to arrange visits to a number of providers. Please make sure you visit all options before making up your mind. When you are ready, ideally at the beginning of your final school year, we advise you or your parents express your preference in writing. You can name a specialist college if based on your research it is the best place to meet your needs and help you to achieve your long term aims. Please submit your preference with any additional evidence to your Careers Advisor.

Your Careers Advisor or your school will support you to make a referral for an assessment or you can request one yourself. All prospective students who apply to College are offered initial visits and an assessment. We also offer visits to see prospective students at their local schools. Whilst at college on assessment we offer all students a chance to meet our multi¬disciplinary team of teaching staff and therapists.

Once your initial assessment is completed we will be able to confirm if we can offer you a learning programme. Our assessment report provides an overview of the proposed learning programme and levels of support required, it includes care, therapy and medical support assessments. Once completed, it is shared with you and the funding application is sent to your LA High Needs Panel. It is your LA High Needs Funding Panel that will make a final decision about your placement.


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Address: Station Road  Forest Hall  Newcastle Upon Tyne  Tyne and Wear

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