At Furrowfield School we strive in supporting young people

emotionally, socially, spiritually and physically

so that every pupil can succeed.

About Our School


Furrowfield School are committed in providing each and every young person with a caring, supportive and stimulating learning environment so that they can ultimately be themselves and enable them to achieve to the best of their ability.

Furrowfield School is a maintained residential special school for pupils from the ages of 11 to 16 years and caters for pupils with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs. In addition, pupils might have other needs such as Autism, Atypical Autism, Dyslexia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Speech and Language, Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) and these needs will be met by the skilled staff within school. Pupils are placed at the school by the Special Educational Needs and Disability Team at Gateshead Council.

In September 2017 we became a Federation with Eslington Primary school.  The Federation allows us to have a shared leadership, strengthen the governance of both schools, and enhance training opportunities and to develop opportunities that benefit all pupils.  Furrowfield School recognises that the spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) elements of a pupil’s education are crucial to their development as an individual, as it allows them to take their rightful place in their community as a local, national and global citizen.  This is further enhanced by our commitment to being a Rights Respecting School and supports our mission statement of ‘Together we succeed’.

“The improved curriculum and range of enrichment opportunities
within and beyond the school day is enticing pupils back into learning successfully”

— Ofsted 2017


  • 7 Sage 94.25% 94.25%
  • 7 Baltic 97.68% 97.68%
  • 8 Sage 95.26% 95.26%
  • 8 Baltic 91.84% 91.84%
  • 9 Sage 94.64% 94.64%
  • 9 Baltic 92.50% 92.50%
  • 10 Sage 93.15% 93.15%
  • 10 Baltic 96.33% 96.33%
  • 11 Sage 91.55% 91.55%
  • 11 Baltic 88.41% 88.41%