The achievements and well-being of all our students is important to us, whatever their level of ability or the challenges they face.
Biddick Academy is committed to ensuring that all students receive a fully inclusive education. Every child matters at Biddick Academy and every student can achieve.
Special Educational Needs
Students who have specific learning difficulties or other special educational needs are catered for in a variety of ways. We always empathise personalised learning throughout the Academy to match student ability and circumstance. We are careful to ensure that those who receive personalised learning are not made to feel 'different'.
The Unity Centre
We have a passion for Inclusion. The Academy's 'Unity' mainstream ASD provision is very much at the heart of the centre of the 'Biddick' philosophy. Unity learners have enriched the Academy and are very much an example of our inclusive philosophy in action.
The Unity Centre is based in recently refurbished and extended facilities in the heart of the Academy, made up of 10 individual teaching and learning areas.
Specialist staff, subject specialists and support staff ensure that a number of students with individual needs develop and grow into confident, independent and successful individuals.
Please click on the link below to access out SEND Policy
Biddick is a popular and oversubscribed Academy, mainly serving the south of Washington, with around 1100 students on roll. We make a commitment to staffing and as a result we have one of the lowest teacher pupil ratios in the area.
Most of our students have English as a first language; the number of pupils with learning disabilities and the proportion entitled to free school meals are below average.
Please address all enquiries to:
Mr P Cowen, Head Teacher
Biddick Lane, Washington, NE38 8AL
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