Welcome to our school


Headteacher: Janis French


Priory Woods School and Arts College is an all age community special school situated in east Middlesbrough. Our school provides a quality, inclusive education for pupils with severe learning difficulties and those with profound and multiple needs.

We are co-located with Outwood Academy Ormesby on a modern purpose built site.


Priory Woods Vision


By working together, our pupils will enjoy a creative, innovative, exciting and challenging curriculum within a safe environment which will enrich and enhance every child’s learning. 

We aim to achieve our vision by

·  creating an ethos where everyone values and respects themselves and each other

·  creating an inclusive environment which fosters a sense of belonging

·  enabling our young people to fulfil their potential through high expectations, aspirations and learning opportunities which meet their individual learning needs

·  the promotion of pupil voice where opinions are valued, encouraged and which can influence change. 


Head Teacher Welcome


Welcome to Priory Woods School and Arts College website.

We hope it is useful for pupils, families and colleagues from other schools and professions, giving you a flavour of life in our school, our wonderful children and young people and all of their hard work and achievements.

Kind regards,




Priory 16


Our new Priory 16  building is now up and running and the cafe is open to the public on Monday and Tuesday 10.30am - 2pm, during term time. Click the logo below to visit the cafe page.


 Priory 16 Cafe


Dates for Your Diary

Friday 27th November - Christmas Fair (10am - 11am)

Monday 30th November - PD Day School is closed to all pupils

Thursday 3rd December - Holly Ho Down - 6pm - 8pm School Hall

Tickets: £3.00 (Adults) £1.50 (Under 16's)

Wednesday 9th December - Lower School Christmas Performance

Thursday 10th December - Upper School & Post 16 Disco 

Monday 14th December - Christingle Service (more details to follow)

Friday 18th December - School finishes for Christmas break at 2pm


School Information & Letters

All school information can be found in our school information section. This includes school policies, prospectus, E-safety information, adverse weather conditions advice, school calendar and other relevant information. All letters that are sent home will be included in this section.


School Policies

We have recently updated our school policies, click here to view the documents.


School Song

Click the link at bottom of page to listen to our new school song. 




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