There are six special schools in Gateshead, each one specialising in various learning need areas.
|School||Learning need||Age range|
|Eslington Primary School, Hazel Road, Gateshead NE8 2EP
|Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties (SEMH)||Early Years, Key stages 1 and 2 (2-11 years)|
|Furrowfield School, Whitehill Drive, Gateshead, NE10 9RZ
|Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties (SEMH)||Key Stages 3 and 4 (11-16 years)|
|Gibside School, Shipcote Ln, Gateshead NE8 4JA
|General Learning Difficulties, including Autism Spectrum Disorder||Key Stages 1 and 2 (5-11 years)|
The Cedars Academy, Ivy Lane, Low Fell, Gateshead, NE9 6QD
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|Physical Disabilities and/or Communication Difficulties||Young people aged 3-19 years|
|Dryden School, Shotley Gardens, Low Fell, Gateshead, NE9 5UR
|Severe and Profound Learning Difficulties||Key Stages 3 and 4 and post-16 (11-19 years)|
|Hill Top School, Wealcroft, Leam Lane Estate, Gateshead NE10 8LT
|Moderate Learning Difficulties, including Autism Spectrum Disorder||Key Stages 3 and 4 (11-16 years)|
Special schools receive £10,000 for each pupil placed in the school which is the equivalent of Element 1 and Element 2 funding. Special schools can then apply for further Element 3 funding for pupils who require more resources.