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 now co-located in our new school with Ormesby School and are looking forward to developing a close working relationship which will enhance the teaching and learning in both our schools.


Priory Woods Mission Statement

Working together at Priory Woods we aim to provide a stimulating and challenging environment which will enrich and enhance pupils' learning and life experiences.


New Head Teacher

I’m Janis French and feel very privileged to say that I am the new Head Teacher at Priory Woods School and Arts College. Most of our families will recognise me as I have been here since 2002, so I know the school, the staff and most importantly, the pupils and their families well.

Together with our new Deputy Head Teacher, Hazel Souter, and our well established school team and governing body, I look forward to working hard to ensure all of our pupils continue to enjoy the outstanding, exciting and creative opportunities to support their learning and development in the way that we would expect from Priory Woods!


Summer Holidays and PD Days

School will close for the summer break on Friday 17th July at 2pm. It will re-open for the pupils on Thursday 3rd September as Tuesday 1st September and Wednesday 2nd September are both PD days.


Priory 16

Our new building which will accommodate some of our Post 16 students and open as a café for the local community has just opened. Some of our Post 16 students are now having some lessons in the 2 new classrooms in the building. The catering team is getting the kitchen and café area ready for a grand opening in July (details to follow). Click here to see some photos of the new building.


School Information & Letters

All school information can be found in our parents 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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