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Welcome to Teesdale

Nestled in Barnard Castle in the spectacular Teesdale countryside and imprinted with the historic values of the Dales and our close-knit community, Teesdale School is a place where traditional values of kindness, respect and hard work take precedence. 

Our school teaches over 600 children, all of whom we know individually. We know not just their progress and grades, but take pride in knowing who they are; their aspirations, ideas, worries, talents and dreams. By understanding not just what our students can do, but who our students are, we can truly bring out the best in them, helping to champion their ambitions and nurture their talents. 

We were recently judged as ‘outstanding’ by school inspectors Ofsted, the highest accolade a school can achieve. They reported that the quality of teaching and learning is outstanding and that our pupils show highly positive attitudes, work hard and are proud of their work and their achievements. Read the full report below.

In 2017 we joined the North East Learning Trust. The Trust share our ambitions for students and bring with them experience and expertise to help us secure ‘excellence for every child every day’ - a vision that is commonly shared by all schools in the Trust. 

We understand that choosing a school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make, therefore we hope that our website sparks your curiosity about our school and that you visit us to see first-hand what a special place it really is. 

Anna Cleckner
Head of School