We are a large, maintained school for young people with Special Educational Needs. Our pupils attend from across South West Durham, with many from further afield. We have achieved an ‘Outstanding’ grade from our last three Ofsted inspections.

We offer a diverse and enriched curriculum for over 280 pupils, supported by a wide range of accreditation opportunities. We have a number of different class models which ensure that individual pupils learning needs are met.

When is it on?

Time of day
Session information
Monday to Friday 9.05am - 3.30pm excluding school holidays

Who to contact

Contact name
Mr Martyn Tweddle
Contact position
Head of School
01388 827 380

Where to go

The Oaks Secondary School
Rock Road
County Durham
DL16 7DB

Other details

Referral and availability notes

Admission is via the Local Authority and all pupils must have an Education Health and Care Plan.

Age range
From 11 years 0 months to 19 years 0 months
Related links
Ofsted reports

Local Offer

Local Offer description

We cater for secondary age pupils with a wide range of special educational needs. All pupils have some type of learning difficulty and an Education Health Care Plan.  There is sixth form provision for pupils with severe or complex needs.

Contact name
Mrs Helen Crawford
Contact telephone
01388 827 380
Contact email

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Address: Rock Road  Spennymoor  County Durham

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