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Barndale House School

Howling Lane, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 1DQ

01665 602541


Our most recent OFSTED Inspection was in July 2015. A summary is written below and there is also a link to the full report.

Ofsted Report July 2015

Barndale House School is a good and improving school. The strong leadership provided by the headteacher and senior leadership team has led to good teaching and achievement across the whole school. consistently good and sometimes outstanding. ... Early years provision is good. ...The sixth form is well led. 


The behaviour and safety of pupils are outstanding. Pupils love school and demonstrate very positive attitudes towards their learning.  The school is a calm and harmonious place in which to learn. Relationships are a strength of the school and the positive , exemplary care that staff show towards the pupils underpins much of the school's work. Pupils are treated with the utmost dignity and respect.



The school's work to keep pupils safe and secure is outstanding. The school provides outstanding care for all its pupils. Statutory safeguarding requirements are scrupulously followed and the protection of all pupils i the major priority for all staff.



The standard of work...demonstrate that teaching is typically good and sometimes outstanding. Marking is detailed and consistent. Lessons are interesting purposeful and productive.  Activities are well planned and teachers have a good understanding of each pupil's learning difficulties.