Welcome to The Danesgate Community

Welcome to our website.  I am proud to be able to introduce The Danesgate Community to you.

In April 2010 the Danesgate Community was formed.  The mission of the Danesgate Community is to provide children and young people who live in the City of York with high quality education even when they have struggled to succeed in a mainstream school.  The Danesgate Community serves vulnerable young people who may be in crisis or in need of specialist teaching to help them achieve.  Our school is for 5-16 year olds who are struggling to learn because of social, emotional or mental health needs.

Danesgate’s campus is on Fulford Cross where the facilities include The Danesgate Centre, The Danesgate Primary Unit, The Danesgate Skills Centre, a walled garden,  woodland conservation area and a sports field.  The Danesgate Community is a partnership provision and the whole focus of our work is to provide young people in York with positive opportunities to succeed and so improve their chances of contributing to the wider community in a constructive and sustainable manner.


Patricia Head


We are a ‘nut-free zone’! 

This is because there are some members of the Danesgate Community who have a severe nut allergy so we ask all staff, students and visitors to please not bring any nuts, or products containing nuts, into the site.  Thank you for your cooperation on this matter.