Hurworth House School

Hurworth House School provides specialist education for boys and girls with SEMH difficulties and autism.

Our staff are highly trained, skilled and experienced in supporting and educating our children, many of whom have a co-morbid diagnosis. The school is registered to provide education to up to 67 students aged between 5 and 19 years. We have a discrete primary provision and separate middle and upper schools.  

We provide a high quality education provision as well as a tailored therapeutic approach for each young person in our care. We recognise each child is an individual and tailor our services to reflect this through the creation of bespoke learning and therapy packages which meet specific needs, abilities and future aspirations.

We value and work in partnership with parents, carers and local authorities, demonstrating an open and inclusive approach and inspire children to succeed through education, therapy and positive relationships.

Our students have failed in, or been failed by, a variety of settings prior to their time at Hurworth House School. They arrive very disengaged with education and life after having experienced many crises and trauma. We specialise in supporting students with SEMH and behavioural difficulties, including:

  • History of trauma and/or abuse
  • ADD
  • ADHD
  • Attachment disorders
  • Autism and Asperger Syndrome
  • Complex needs
  • Conduct disorders
  • Neglect
  • Obsessive compulsive behaviours
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Pathological demand Avoidance
  • Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder

Hurworth House comprises:

  • One main school site
  • One registered care home – Fieldfare, Brompton

Residential care provision

Whilst Hurworth House School is a specialist independent day school, we are able to offer residential care for up to five students at our satellite children’s home based near Northallerton. The home, Fieldfare, opened in January 2016, and offers a homely setting and flexible care packages for up to 52 weeks per year.

Our vision

“Inspiring for Success”

Our Mission

“Hurworth House is unique, we strive to bring inspiration, present endless possibilities and nurture innovation. We recognise and celebrate individuality, developing all aspects of our young people’s characters in order to fulfil their ambitions”

When is it on?

Time of day
Session information
Core hours: 8.45am - 2.30pm

Who to contact

Contact name
Claire Blackett
Contact position
Head Teacher
01325 729 080

Where to go

Hurworth House School
Westfield Drive
County Durham

Other details

Cost description
Placement cost agreed post referral and assessment.
Referral required?
Referral and availability notes

67 term time, day placements for 5-19 year old male and female students. Each referral would be considered on an individual basis.

Age range
7-19 years old

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Address: Westfield Drive  Hurworth  Darlington  County Durham

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