If a child has a severe reading disability and his parents have the financial resources, there is no question that a specialised school should be seriously considered. These schools should also be given consideration for children with less severe reading disabilities. Here is a list of recommended schools of this type:
|The Charles Armstrong School
|The Park Century School
|Los Angeles, California|
|The Summit School
|Los Angeles, California|
|The Prentice School
|Santa Ana, California|
|The Eagle Hill School
|The Eagle Hill-Southport School
|The Forman School
|The Vanguard School
|Lake Wales, Florida|
|Atlanta Speech School
|The Schenck School
|The Assets School
|East Carbondale, Illinois|
|The Cove School
|Owings Mills, Maryland|
|The Carroll School
|The Landmark School
|Prides Crossing, Massachusetts|
|The Churchill School
|St. Louis, Missouri|
|New Grange School
|Trenton, New Jersey|
|The Kildonan School
|Amenia, New York|
|The Churchill School
|New York, New York|
|The Gow School
|South Wales, New York|
|The Windward School
|White Plains, New York|
|The Benchmark School
|The Hamilton School at Wheeler
|Providence, Rhode Island|
|Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina|
|The Greenwood School
|The Lab School of Washington
|Roeland Park, Kansas|
Abingdon House School
4-6 Abingdon Road, London W8 6AF
Comments: Experienced/qualified teachers/therapists offering integrated approach to pupils with SpLD. Re-entry into mainstream education
Calder House School
Colerne, Bath, Wiltshire, SN14 8BNEmail: email@example.com
Comments: National Curriculum; Speech Therapist on site. Re-entry into mainstream education, usually within three years.
55 Warriner Gardens, Battersea, London, SW11 4DXEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments: Teaching ration 1:4
(previously registered as Edington & Shapwick School)
Shapwick Manor, Shapwick, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA9 9NJEmail: email@example.com
Comments: “Outstanding achievement that exam results compare favourably with national average” Ofsted 1997A
Fairley House School DSP029/2003
30 Causton Street, London, SW1P 4AUEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments: National Curriculum. Occupational and Speech and Language Therapist on site. Re-entry into mainstream education.L
Brickwall, Northiam, Rye, Sussex, TN31 6NLEmail: email@example.com
Comments: National Curriculum. Separate junior school. Speech and Language, and Occupational Therapists on site. Emphasis on Literacy, ICT, Design and Technology and Art. Strong pastoral support.L
Knowl Hill School
School Lane, Pirbright, Surrey, GU24 0JNEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments: National Curriculum. Occupational/Speech & Language Therapists; Emphasis on technology; Instrumental Enrichment programme.
Mark, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 4NPEmail: email@example.com
Comments: DfEE Beacon School status.
Moat School (The) DSP030/2005
Bishop’s Avenue, Fulham, London SW6 6EGEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Moon Hall College & Burys Court DSP035/2009
Flanchford Road, Leigh, Reigate, Surrey RH2 8REEMail: email@example.com
Web: www.buryscourtschool.co.uk & www.moonhallcollege.co.uk
Moon Hall School
Pasturewood Road, Holmbury St Mary, Dorking, Surrey RH5 6LQEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments: Close co-operation with neighbouring Belmont School. Structured multi-sensory, multi-disciplinary teaching for able pupils.
Nunnykirk Centre for Dyslexia
Netherwitton, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 4PBEmail: email@example.com
Comments: “Good teaching, curriculum, results and value for money.” Ofsted 1998 and 2004. AS/A level courses in Art & Photography.
St David’s College
Llandudno, Conwy, LL30 1RD, WalesEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments: Whole school approach. Emphasis on raising self-esteem. Strong Technology Department.
Unicorn School (The) DSP028/2000
20 Marcham Road, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 1AAEmail: email@example.com
Comments: Re-entry into mainstream education after approximately 2 years.
Category Specialist Provision Schools (SPS)
Schools established primarily to teach pupils with dyslexia.Appleford School SPS/002/1991
Shrewton, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP3 4HL
Blossom House School SPS003/2010
8A The Drive, Wimbledon, London SW20 8TGEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments: Children with primary speech, language and communication difficulties and SpLD. Speech/Language and Occupational Therapies integrated into curriculum. National Curriculum
Brown’s School SPS004/2000
Cannock House, Hawstead Lane, Chelsfield, Orpington, Kent BR6 7PHEmail: email@example.com
Multi-sensory support. In-house OT; Speech & Language Therapists. Guidelines of NC followed. Emphasis on creative arts; technology.
More House School SPS005/1995
Moons Hill, Frensham, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 3APEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments: Modified National Curriculum
Northease Manor School SPS008/1995
Rodmell, Lewes, Sussex, BN7 3EYEmail: email@example.com
Comments: Full access to National Curriculum for Years 5 to 11. Strong pastoral support.
Stanbridge Earls School SPS006/1994
Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 0ZSEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments: Multi-sensory whole school approach
Sunnydown School SPS001/1994
Portley House, 152 Whyteleafe Road, Caterham, Surrey CR3 5EEmail: email@example.com
Comments: Full National Curriculum. Shares campus with other (day) schools.
Trinity School SPS007/2005
13 New Road, Rochester, Kent ME1 1BGEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments: Whole school approach, balanced academic/life skills programme to raise self esteem and independence.
Category Dyslexia Unit (DU) Schools
Schools with a designated Unit or Centre that provides specialist tuition on a small group or individual basis, according to need.Avon House School DU044/1997
490 High Road, Woodford Green, Essex IG8 0PN
Comments: Preparation for entrance exams to local secondary schools.
Barnardiston Hall Preparatory School DU070/2006
Hall Road, Barnardiston, Haverhill, Suffolk CB9 7TGEmail: email@example.com
Website: www.barnardiston.com SC
Curtisden Green, Goudhurst, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 1LBEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments: Dyslexics expected to be capable, with help, of mainstream education.
Bloxham, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX15 4PEEmail: email@example.com
Comments: Unit for 5/6 able 13 year olds per year; support outside unit for others.
Bredon School DU007/1992
Pull Court, Bushley, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire GL20 6AHEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Centre Academy DU070/1996
92 St John’s Hill, Battersea, London SW11 1SHEmail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments: National Curriculum; Speech & Language; Counselling. Entry by assessment. 100% success in 6th form and UK/US university placement.
Clayesmore Preparatory School
Iwerne Minster, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 8PHEmail: email@example.com
Comments: Common Entrance entry to Clayesmore School
Iwerne Minster, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 8LLEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments: CCF and DoE Award Scheme. Wide range of sport, adventure and creative activities.
Clifton College Preparatory School
The Avenue, Clifton, Bristol BS8 3HEEmail: email@example.com
Comments: Most children go on to Clifton College.
Cobham Hall School
Cobham, Kent DA12 3BLEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments: Individually tailored support in mainstream school. Member of Round Square – Kurt Hahn Philosophy.
Danes Hill School DU057/2000
Leatherhead Road, Oxshott, Surrey KT22 0JGEmail: email@example.com
Ellesmere, Shropshire SY12 9ABEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments: Strong learning support provision.
Ercall Wood Technology College
Golf Links Lane, Wellington, Telford, Shropshire TF1 2DTEmail: email@example.com;
Finborough School DU051/2002
The Hall, Great Finborough, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 3EFEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments: Individual support. Pupils follow mainstream GCSE and 6th form courses.
Fulneck, Pudsey, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS28 8DSEmail: email@example.com
Comments: Moravian Church; all pupils expected to take GCSE.
Hazlegrove, King’s Bruton Preparatory School DU056/2003
Sparkford, Yeovil, Somerset BA22 7JAEMail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments: Traditional boarding school with Christian values and family atmosphere.
Holmwood House School
Lexden, Colchester, Essex CO3 9STEmail: email@example.com
Comments: Entry to pre-prep non-selective. Dyslexic children withdrawn from classes on rota basis.
Hordle Walhampton School
Lymington, Hampshire SO41 5ZGEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kingham Hill School
Kingham, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire OX7 6THEmail: email@example.com
King’s School DU059/2003
Bruton, Somerset BA10 0EDEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments: King’s offers an excellent all round education in nurturing each individual.
Kingsley School Bideford DU003/1990
Northdown Road, Bideford, Devon EX39 3LYEmail: email@example.com
Comments: Substantial help given in mainstream environment.
Kingswood House School DU045/2001
56 West Hill, Epsom, Surrey KT19 8LGEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lime House School DU066/2005
Holm Hill, Dalston, Carlisle, Cumbria CA5 7BXEmail: email@example.com
Mayville High School
35 St Simon’s Road, Southsea, Hampshire PO5 2PEEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments: Caring, supportive environment; strength in sport and creative arts. Boys and girls taught separately.
Merton House School DU071/2007
Abbot’s Park, Chester, CH1 4BDEmail: email@example.com
Monkton Combe School
Bath, Avon BA22 7HGEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments: Christian ethos.
Moyles Court School DU048/2002
Moyles Court, Ringwood, Hampshire BH24 3NFEmail: email@example.com
Comments: Caring supportive atmosphere developing a sense of self-worth.
Eastbourne Road, Seaford, Sussex BN25 4NPEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ramillies Hall School
Ramillies Avenue, Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire SK8 7AJEmail: email@example.com
Comments: Whole School approach combines specialist and classroom support.
Riddlesworth Hall Preparatory School DU054/2003
Diss, Norfolk IP22 2TAEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments: Warm and supportive traditional family Prep School. Every child valued.
St Bees School
St Bees, Cumbria CA27 0DSEmail: email@example.com
Scarisbrick Hall School (previously registered as Kingswood College Trust) DU046/2001
Scarisbrick Hall, Southport Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire L40 9RQEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sibford Ferris, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX15 5QLEmail: email@example.com
Comments: Quaker ethos. Fully integrated approach ensures combined specialist and mainstream support.
Sidcot School DU072/2010
Winscombe, North Somerset BS25 1PDEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Slindon House, Slindon, Arundel, Sussex BN18 0RHEmail: email@example.com
Comments: All pupils follow GCSE subjects; the school is small and specialises in SpLD, especially dyslexia.
Tettenhall College DU065/2004
Wood Road, Tettenhall, Wolverhampton, West Midlands WV6 8QXEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments: Provide support in small groups and 1:1.
Wycliffe College DU067/2005
Bath Road, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire GL10 2JQEmail: email@example.com
Wycliffe College Preparatory School DU068/2005
Ryeford Hall, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire GL10 2LDEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Category Specialist Classes (SC) Schools
Schools where dyslexic pupils are taught in separate classes within the school for some lessons, most probably English and mathematics.Bruern Abbey School SC030/2006
Chesterton House, Chesterton, Oxfordshire OX26 1UY
Mount Carmel Preparatory School SC031/2009
1 Aughton Park Drive, Aughton, Ormskirk, Lancashire L39 5BUEmail: email@example.com
Small class sizes allowing individual learning in a caring atmosphere.
St Crispin’s School SC028/2004
6 St Mary’s Road, Leicester LE2 1XAEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Category Withdrawal System (WS) Schools
Schools where dyslexic pupils are withdrawn from appropriately selected lessons for specialist tuition from a teacher qualified in teaching dyslexic pupils.Dowdales School WS056/2008
Nelson Street, Dalton in Furness, Cumbria LA15 8AH
Comments: “This is an outstanding school “OFSTED 2007
Kilgraston School WS050/2004R
Bridge of Earn, Perthshire, PH2 9BQ, ScotlandEmail: email@example.com
King’s School Rochester WS051/2000
Satis House, Boley Hill, Rochester, Kent ME1 1TEEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Milton Abbey School WS044/2002
Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 0BZEmail: email@example.com
North London International School WS042/2001R
6 Friern Barnet Lane, London N11 3LXEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Lady’s Convent School WS058/2009
Gray Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 2DZEmail: email@example.com
Prior Park Preparatory School
Calcutt Street, Cricklade, Wiltshire SN6 6BBEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thames Christian College WS053/2007
Wye Street, Battersea, London SW11 2HBEmail: email@example.com
Comments: A balanced curriculum, tailored to individual needs. Art and the Performing Arts are particularly strong.
Woodleigh School Langton
Langton Hall, Langton, Malton, North Yorkshire YO17 9QNEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments: Very small classes; strong outdoor activities.
Ysgol Aberconwy WS055/2007
Morfa Drive, Conwy, LL32 8EDEmail: email@example.com
Comments: Integrated whole-school approach. Specialist tuition and support in mainstream
Ysgol Rhydygors WS041/2001
Llanstephan Road, Johnstown, Carmarthen SA31 3NQEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
207 Bayswater Avenue Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 2G5
708 Main Street, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada B4P 1G4Ph: (902) 542-2237 | Ph: (800) 565-5887 | Fx: (902) 542-4147 | email:email@example.com Priv
The Dunblaine School
21 Deloraine Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5M 2A8T: 416 483 9215 F: 416 483 0903
2294 W. 10th Avenue Vancouver, BC V6K 2H8Tel (604) 736-5575
Fax (604) 736-5578
Arrowsmith School in Toronto
245 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario M4V 1R3Telephone: 416 963-4962 Facsimile: 416 963-5017 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Arrowsmith School Peterborough
366 Parkhill Road East Peterborough, Ontario K9L 1C3
Telephone: 705 741 -4800 Facsimile: 705 741-1832 email [Peterborough@arrowsmithprogram.ca
Catherine McAuley N.S., Baggott Street, Dublin 2.
(Tel. 01-6615645) Website: www.catherinemcauleyns.ie/
Oliver Plunkett School, Alma Place, Monkstown, Co. Dublin.
(Tel. 01-2808824) Website: www.stoliverplunkett.ie
St. Rose’s N.S., Balrothery, Tallaght, Dublin 24.
(Tel. 01-4517933) Website: www.stroses.net
Some of the schools with Reading Units are as follows:
Oliver Plunkett N.S.
Malahide, Co. Dublin. (Tel. 01-8453272)
St. Thomas’s S.N.S.
Jobstown , Tallaght, Dublin 24. (Tel. 01-4526555)
St. Mologas N.S.
Bremore, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin. (Tel. 01-8413133)
Newbrook Rd., Donaghmede, Dublin 13. (Tel. 01-8477300)
Holy Family S.N.S.
Forest Fields, Rivervalley, Swords, Co. Dublin. (Tel. 01-8406334)
Ennis, Co. Clare. (Tel. 065-29158)
Holy Family S.N.S.
Ennis, Co. Clare. (Tel. 065-28893)
Renmore, Co. Galway. (Tel. 091-753613)
St. Oliver’s N.S.
Ballycasheen, Killarney, Co. Kerry. (Tel. 064-32047)
Scoil na mBraithre
Galvone, Limerick. (Tel. 061-418616)
St. Aidan’s N.S.
Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. (Tel. 054-35809)
Scoil na Toirbhirte
Roxboro Road, Limerick. (Tel. 061-311286)
Buncrana, Co. Donegal. (Tel. 077-62450)
St. Paul’s S.N.S.
Rathmullen, Drogheda, Co.Louth. (Tel. 041-33681)
This list is accurate to the best of our knowledge. However, we would advise you to contact the Dept. of Education and Science or your local school inspector for up-to-date information.
St David’s College
Llandudno Conwy LL30 1RD
(44) 01492 875974 (Headmaster’s Secretary & Registration)
(44) 01492 870383
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