Welcome to our school


Headteacher: Bernadette Knill


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.



School was inspected by OFSTED on March 5th / 6th. 2014.  The report is now available for you to read by clicking here. As you can see the inspectors were full of praise for all the pupils in school; they do work hard in lessons and look after each other at playtime!  
We are all obviously delighted to receive an outstanding judgment from OFSTED; however we will not rest on our laurels as we know that we can still improve; we will continue to work hard for the benefit of all our pupils.


School Information

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.


Links with Vietnam

In the Easter holidays our Maths Teacher Nicola Hylton is going back to Hoa Mau Don Orphanage in Vietnam to look after the children and to buy them some essential items. Students in G1 have been out to buy some gifts to practise their maths skills, click here to see the photos of their shopping trip.


Shakespeare Schools Festival 2013

As part of this years Shakespeare Schools Festival Priory Woods performed The Merchant of Venice. The performance took place at Middlesbrough Theatre on Tuesday 22nd October and was enjoyed by all who watched. Click here to see a mention we had on the Shakespeare schools festival (SSF) website by Chris Grace the artistic director of SSF.

Click here to see some pictures of the students rehearsing for the performance.


School Policies

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


Living Eggs Easter Chicks

Check out the pictures of our Chicks hatching, click here to see them hatch and grow.