Atkinson House School is Northumberland County Council’s only designated secondary provision for pupils with Social, Emotional and Mental health (SEMH). The school has always been designated to cater for boys who travel into school from all over Northumberland.

Our Vision is to have ‘An Ethos of Excellence’ in everything that we do; in a safe, stimulating and supportive environment, based on care, responsibility and proactive behaviour management, where mutual respect is of prime importance.

Within our ‘Ethos of Excellence’ we have six key areas:
→ Excellence in Communication
→ Excellence in Teaching
→ Excellence in Learner Experiences
→ Excellence in Wellbeing
→ Excellence in Leadership
→ Excellence in Progress & Outcomes

The singularity of our vision shared by staff enables us to provide the highest quality education and support for all our pupils. Indeed, staff will always go ‘the extra mile’ to create a caring environment in which our boys are encouraged to manage and overcome their difficulties within a climate that promotes curiosity and learning; enabling them to be the best they can be.

Our high expectations empower students to make outstanding progress academically, morally and socially. In addition, we focus on their place in the community, encouraging their development into active and responsible members of society.

The website will give you some information about what we offer but the best way to get a ‘feel’ for Atkinson House School is to come and see for yourselves. Please do get in touch to arrange a tour. Should you decide that Atkinson House School is right the school for your son to flourish, I look forward to the next few years of our partnership.

W P Sampson
Head Teacher