Our aim is to provide the highest quality learning opportunities through specialist resources and approaches in our custom-built provision.


Gibside is an inclusive, happy and nurturing environment with education, equality and understanding at the heart of everything we do. It is the means by which we offer and put into practice, a curriculum which is broad and balanced including aspects of the National Curriculum, where appropriate. We work collaboratively, involving parents, multi-disciplinary professionals and the wider community, in a setting which promotes equal opportunity and respect, enabling children to apply and consolidate their learning.


Using the EHCP as starting point of a child’s education, we provide access to the curriculum through a clearly defined pathways – our creative teaching staff differentiate teaching to match the learning styles and individual needs of our pupils; with removal of barriers to learning and communication development underpinning our curriculum approach.