Talbot House School

We pride ourselves in the ability to     re-engage young people with learning by offering a broad and balanced curriculum which celebrates success and achievement.

Talbot House provides a variety of skills training and qualifications, preparing students for further education, employment and social aspects of adult life.

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Aces science

Snow in Walbottle
Snow in Walbottle

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An english lesson

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Aces science







Summer Term 2021


As we approach the end of a very difficult and testing academic year, I would like to share with you our plans for the last three weeks of term.

On Thursday, 8th July, we will be collapsing the timetable to hold our focus day, with the theme being Diversity and Mental Health.  We will be holding various discussions around diverse subjects such as disabilities, racism and LGBT+ and learning how to care for ourselves mentally using techniques such as yoga and relaxation.


Monday 12th July – Sports Day


Monday 19th July – Talbot House Games


Wednesday 21st July – Whole school rewards trip to Druridge Bay.  Packed lunches will be provided, please ensure your child is appropriately dressed. 


Thursday 22nd July – Celebration Day.  Unfortunately, this is for pupils and staff only, due to the current restrictions in place, we are unable to invite parents and carers to attend.


Friday 23rd July – Last day of summer term.  School closes to all pupils at 11:00am. 


As with previous school holidays, we will be sending each family £15 Aldi vouchers each week during the summer.


School will re-open to upper school pupils only on Tuesday 7th September 2021 and Wednesday 8th September for Class 1 and ACES pupils.  This is to allow for Paediatric First Aid training for staff.


We hope everyone stays safe and enjoys the summer holidays and we look forward to seeing everyone in September.

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A note from our Head Teacher, Christine Smiles.

Aim of the School


Our aim is to nurture, inspire and prepare our pupils for adulthood. We want our pupils to become motivated and successful young people; who are equipped to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.  To do this we create a positive, supportive and stimulating environment which promotes the development of children's academic, spiritual, social, moral and academic learning. 

At Talbot House School we personalise learning to ensure we meet the needs specified for each child, we deliver a "stage not age" approach for our children, who have developed complex and high dependency needs.  

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Click on the image above to see the latest news letters from both upper and primary. Its a really good way to see what our school is all about.

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Thrive uses arts and play-based activities in a targeted way to support healthy neural development, promote a positive sense of self, develop creativity, support emotional and social development and build optimal learning capacity.

Acheived and maintained since 2017.  This award isnt just about school food, it also represents excellent work in promoting health and wellbeing across the entire school day.