Specialised schools for children with dyslexia

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
Belmont, California
The Park Century School
Los Angeles, California
The Summit School
Los Angeles, California
The Prentice School
Santa Ana, California
Westmark School
Encino, California
The Eagle Hill School
Greenwich, Connecticut
The Eagle Hill-Southport School
Southport, Connecticut
The Forman School
Litchfield, Connecticut
The Vanguard School
www. vanguardschool.org/
Lake Wales, Florida
Atlanta Speech School
Atlanta, Georgia
The Schenck School
Atlanta, Georgia
The Assets School
Honolulu, Hawaii
Brehm Preparatory
East Carbondale, Illinois
The Cove School
Northbrook, Illinois
Jemicy School
Owings Mills, Maryland
The Carroll School
Lincoln, Massachusetts
The Landmark School
www. landmarkschool.org
Prides Crossing, Massachusetts
Landmark College
Putney, Vermont
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
Marburn Academy
Columbus, Ohio
The Benchmark School
Media, Pennsylvania
The Hamilton School at Wheeler
Providence, Rhode Island
Trident Academy
Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina
The Greenwood School
Putney, Vermont
The Lab School of Washington
Washington, D.C.
Horizon Academy
Roeland Park, Kansas
Shedd Academy
Mayfield, Kentucky


Abingdon House School

4-6 Abingdon Road, London W8 6AF

Email: ahs@abingdonhouseschool.co.uk
Website: www.abingdonhouseschool.co.uk

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: head@calderhouseschool.co.uk
Website: www.calderhouseschool.co.uk

Comments: National Curriculum; Speech Therapist on site. Re-entry into mainstream education, usually within three years.

Dominie (The)
55 Warriner Gardens, Battersea, London, SW11 4DXEmail: lrdominie@aol.com
Website: www.thedominie.co.uk

Comments: Teaching ration 1:4

Shapwick School
(previously registered as Edington & Shapwick School)
Shapwick Manor, Shapwick, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA9 9NJEmail: office@shapwick.com
Website: www.shapwick.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: office@fairleyhouse.org.uk
Website: www.fairleyhouse.org.uk

Comments: National Curriculum. Occupational and Speech and Language Therapist on site. Re-entry into mainstream education.L

Frewen College
Brickwall, Northiam, Rye, Sussex, TN31 6NLEmail: office@frewencollege.co.uk
Website: www.frewencollege.co.uk

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: info@knowlhill.org.uk
Website: www.knowlhill.org.uk

Comments: National Curriculum. Occupational/Speech & Language Therapists; Emphasis on technology; Instrumental Enrichment programme.

Mark College
Mark, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 4NPEmail: markcollege@priorygroup.com
Website: www.priorygroup.com/markcollege

Comments: DfEE Beacon School status.

Moat School (The) DSP030/2005
Bishop’s Avenue, Fulham, London SW6 6EGEmail: office@moatschool.org.uk
Web: www.moatschool.org.uk

Moon Hall College & Burys Court DSP035/2009
Flanchford Road, Leigh, Reigate, Surrey RH2 8REEMail: enquiries@buryscourtschool.co.uk
Web: www.buryscourtschool.co.uk & www.moonhallcollege.co.uk

Moon Hall School
Pasturewood Road, Holmbury St Mary, Dorking, Surrey RH5 6LQEmail: enquiries@moonhallschool.co.uk
Website: www.moonhallschool.co.uk

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: secretary@nunnykirk.co.uk
Website: www.nunnykirk.co.uk

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: hmsec@stdavidscollege.co.uk
Website: www.stdavidscollege.co.uk

Comments: Whole school approach. Emphasis on raising self-esteem. Strong Technology Department.

Unicorn School (The) DSP028/2000
20 Marcham Road, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 1AAEmail: unicorndyslexia@hotmail.com
Website: www.unicorndyslexia.co.uk

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
Shrewton, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP3 4HL

Email: secretary@appleford.wilts.sch.uk
Website: www.appleford.wilts.sch.uk

Blossom House School SPS003/2010
8A The Drive, Wimbledon, London SW20 8TGEmail: admin@blossomhouseschool.co.uk
Website: www.blossomhouseschool.co.uk

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: info@brownsschool.co.uk
Website: www.brownsschool.co.uk

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: schooloffice@morehouseschool.co.uk
Website: www.morehouseschool.com

Comments: Modified National Curriculum

Northease Manor School SPS008/1995
Rodmell, Lewes, Sussex, BN7 3EYEmail: office@northease.co.uk
Website: www.northease.co.uk

Comments: Full access to National Curriculum for Years 5 to 11. Strong pastoral support.

Stanbridge Earls School SPS006/1994
Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 0ZSEmail: admin@stanbridgeearls.co.uk
Website: www.stanbridgeearls.co.uk

Comments: Multi-sensory whole school approach

Sunnydown School SPS001/1994
Portley House, 152 Whyteleafe Road, Caterham, Surrey CR3 5EEmail: head@sunnydown.surrey.sch.uk
Comments: Full National Curriculum. Shares campus with other (day) schools.

Trinity School SPS007/2005
13 New Road, Rochester, Kent ME1 1BGEmail: admin@trinityschoolrochester.co.uk
Web: www.trinityschoolrochester.co.uk

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

Email: avonhousedyslexiacentre@msn.com
Website: www.avonhouse.org.uk

Comments: Preparation for entrance exams to local secondary schools.

Barnardiston Hall Preparatory School DU070/2006
Hall Road, Barnardiston, Haverhill, Suffolk CB9 7TGEmail: lesley@barnardiston-hall.co.uk
Website: www.barnardiston.com SC

Bethany School 
Curtisden Green, Goudhurst, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 1LBEmail: admin@bethanyschool.org.uk
Website: www.bethanyschool.org.uk

Comments: Dyslexics expected to be capable, with help, of mainstream education.

Bloxham School
Bloxham, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX15 4PEEmail: registrar@bloxhamschool.com
Website: www.bloxhamschool.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: enquiries@bredonschool.co.uk
Website: www.bredonschool.org

Centre Academy DU070/1996
92 St John’s Hill, Battersea, London SW11 1SHEmail: admin@centreacademylondon.eu or info@centreacademy.net
Website: www.centreacademylondon.eu

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: headofprep@clayesmore.com
Website: www.clayesmore.com

Comments: Common Entrance entry to Clayesmore School

Clayesmore School 
Iwerne Minster, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 8LLEmail: hmsec@clayesmore.com
Website: www.clayesmore.com

Comments: CCF and DoE Award Scheme. Wide range of sport, adventure and creative activities.

Clifton College Preparatory School
The Avenue, Clifton, Bristol BS8 3HEEmail: admissions@clifton-college.avon.sch.uk
Website: www.cliftoncollegeuk.com

Comments: Most children go on to Clifton College.

Cobham Hall School
Cobham, Kent DA12 3BLEmail: enquiries@cobhamhall.com
Website: www.cobhamhall.com

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: lel@daneshill.surrey.sch.uk
Website: www.daneshillschool.co.uk

Ellesmere College
Ellesmere, Shropshire SY12 9ABEmail: hmsecretary@ellesmere.com
Website: www.ellesmere.com

Comments: Strong learning support provision.

Ercall Wood Technology College
Golf Links Lane, Wellington, Telford, Shropshire TF1 2DTEmail: admin@admin.ercall-online.co.uk;
Website: www.ercall-online.co.uk

Finborough School DU051/2002
The Hall, Great Finborough, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 3EFEmail: admin@finborough.suffolk.sch.uk
Website: www.finborough.suffolk.sch.uk

Comments: Individual support. Pupils follow mainstream GCSE and 6th form courses.

Fulneck School 
Fulneck, Pudsey, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS28 8DSEmail: general@fulneckschool.co.uk
Website: www.fulneckschool.co.uk

Comments: Moravian Church; all pupils expected to take GCSE.

Hazlegrove, King’s Bruton Preparatory School DU056/2003
Sparkford, Yeovil, Somerset BA22 7JAEMail: office@hazlegrove.co.uk
Website: www.hazlegrove.co.uk

Comments: Traditional boarding school with Christian values and family atmosphere.

Holmwood House School 
Lexden, Colchester, Essex CO3 9STEmail: hst@holmwood.essex.sch.uk
Website: www.holmwood.essex.sch.uk

Comments: Entry to pre-prep non-selective. Dyslexic children withdrawn from classes on rota basis.

Hordle Walhampton School 
Lymington, Hampshire SO41 5ZGEmail: office@hordlewalhampton.co.uk
Website: www.hordlewalhampton.co.uk

Kingham Hill School 
Kingham, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire OX7 6THEmail: admissions@kingham-hill.oxon.sch.uk
Website: www.kingham-hill.oxon.sch.uk

King’s School DU059/2003
Bruton, Somerset BA10 0EDEmail: office@kingsbruton.com
Website: www.kingsbruton.com

Comments: King’s offers an excellent all round education in nurturing each individual.

Kingsley School Bideford DU003/1990
Northdown Road, Bideford, Devon EX39 3LYEmail: admissions@kingsleyschoolbideford.co.uk
Website: www.kingsleyschoolbideford.co.uk

Comments: Substantial help given in mainstream environment.

Kingswood House School DU045/2001
56 West Hill, Epsom, Surrey KT19 8LGEmail: office@kingswoodhouse.org
Website: www.kingswoodhouse.org

Lime House School DU066/2005
Holm Hill, Dalston, Carlisle, Cumbria CA5 7BXEmail: lhsoffice@aol.com
Website: www.limehouseschool.co.uk

Mayville High School
35 St Simon’s Road, Southsea, Hampshire PO5 2PEEmail: mayvillehighschool@talk21.com
Website: www.mayvillehighschool.com

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: secretary@mertonhousechester.co.uk
Website: www.mertonhousechester.co.uk

Monkton Combe School
Bath, Avon BA22 7HGEmail: principal@monkton.org.uk
Website: www.monktoncombeschool.com

Comments: Christian ethos.

Moyles Court School DU048/2002
Moyles Court, Ringwood, Hampshire BH24 3NFEmail: info@moylescourt.co.uk
Website: www.moylescourt.co.uk

Comments: Caring supportive atmosphere developing a sense of self-worth.

Newlands School 
Eastbourne Road, Seaford, Sussex BN25 4NPEmail: enquiries@newlands-school.com
Website: www.newlands-school.com

Ramillies Hall School 
Ramillies Avenue, Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire SK8 7AJEmail: study@ramillieshall.co.uk
Website: www.ramillieshall.co.uk

Comments: Whole School approach combines specialist and classroom support.

Riddlesworth Hall Preparatory School DU054/2003
Diss, Norfolk IP22 2TAEmail: rhps@riddlesworthhall.com
Website: www.riddlesworthhall.com

Comments: Warm and supportive traditional family Prep School. Every child valued.

St Bees School
St Bees, Cumbria CA27 0DSEmail: mailbox@st-bees-school.co.uk
Website: www.st-bees-school.org

Scarisbrick Hall School (previously registered as Kingswood College Trust) DU046/2001
Scarisbrick Hall, Southport Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire L40 9RQEmail: enquiries@scarisbrickhallschool.co.uk
Website: www.scarisbrickhallschool.co.uk

Sibford School 
Sibford Ferris, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX15 5QLEmail: admissions@sibfordschool.co.uk
Website: www.sibford.oxon.sch.uk

Comments: Quaker ethos. Fully integrated approach ensures combined specialist and mainstream support.

Sidcot School DU072/2010
Winscombe, North Somerset BS25 1PDEmail: info@sidcot.org.uk
Website: www.sidcot.org.uk

Slindon College 
Slindon House, Slindon, Arundel, Sussex BN18 0RHEmail: registrar@slindoncollege.co.uk
Website: www.slindoncollege.co.uk

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: head@tettcoll.co.uk
Website: www.tettcoll.co.uk
Comments: Provide support in small groups and 1:1.

Wycliffe College DU067/2005
Bath Road, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire GL10 2JQEmail: senior@wycliffe.co.uk
Website: www.wycliffe.co.uk

Wycliffe College Preparatory School DU068/2005
Ryeford Hall, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire GL10 2LDEmail: prep@wycliffe.co.uk
Website: www.wycliffe.co.uk

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

Email: secretary@bruernabbey.org
Website: www.bruernabbey.org

Mount Carmel Preparatory School SC031/2009
1 Aughton Park Drive, Aughton, Ormskirk, Lancashire L39 5BUEmail: head@mountcarmel.me.uk
Website: www.mountcarmelschool.co.uk

Small class sizes allowing individual learning in a caring atmosphere.

St Crispin’s School SC028/2004
6 St Mary’s Road, Leicester LE2 1XAEmail: enquiries@stcrispins.co.uk

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

Email: office@dowdales.cumbria.sch.uk
Website: www.dowdales.cumbria.sch.uk

Comments: “This is an outstanding school “OFSTED 2007

Kilgraston School WS050/2004R
Bridge of Earn, Perthshire, PH2 9BQ, ScotlandEmail: headoffice@kilgraston.com
Website: www.kilgraston.com

King’s School Rochester WS051/2000
Satis House, Boley Hill, Rochester, Kent ME1 1TEEmail: walker@kings-school-rochester.co.uk
Website: www.kings-school-rochester.co.uk

Milton Abbey School WS044/2002
Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 0BZEmail: info@miltonabbey.co.uk
Website: www.miltonabbey.co.uk

North London International School WS042/2001R
6 Friern Barnet Lane, London N11 3LXEmail: admissions@nlis.org
Website: www.nlis.org

Our Lady’s Convent School WS058/2009
Gray Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 2DZEmail: office@olcs.leics.sch.uk
Website: www.olcs.leics.sch.uk

Prior Park Preparatory School 
Calcutt Street, Cricklade, Wiltshire SN6 6BBEmail: officepriorparkprep@priorpark.co.uk
Website: www.priorparkschools.co.uk

Thames Christian College WS053/2007
Wye Street, Battersea, London SW11 2HBEmail: info@thameschristiancollege.org.uk
Website: www.thameschristiancollege.org.uk

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: office@woodleighschool.com
Website: www.woodleighschool.com

Comments: Very small classes; strong outdoor activities.

Ysgol Aberconwy WS055/2007
Morfa Drive, Conwy, LL32 8EDEmail: bettym@aberconwy.conwy.sch.uk
Website: www.aberconwy.conwy.sch.uk

Comments: Integrated whole-school approach. Specialist tuition and support in mainstream

Ysgol Rhydygors WS041/2001
Llanstephan Road, Johnstown, Carmarthen SA31 3NQEmail: head.rhydygors@ysgolccc.org.uk


Heritage Academy
207 Bayswater Avenue Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 2G5

Phone: 613-722-0133
Fax: 613-722-7881

Landmark East
708 Main Street, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada B4P 1G4Ph: (902) 542-2237 | Ph: (800) 565-5887 | Fx: (902) 542-4147 | email:swalker@landmarkeast.org Priv

The Dunblaine School
21 Deloraine Avenue, 
Toronto, Ontario 
M5M 2A8T: 416 483 9215 
F: 416 483 0903

Fraser Academy
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: reception@arrowsmithschool.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)
Website: http://homepages.iol.ie/~stopscod/index.html

St. Thomas’s S.N.S.
Jobstown , Tallaght, Dublin 24. (Tel. 01-4526555)

St. Mologas N.S.
Bremore, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin. (Tel. 01-8413133)

Scoil Colmcille
Newbrook Rd., Donaghmede, Dublin 13. (Tel. 01-8477300)

Holy Family S.N.S.
Forest Fields, Rivervalley, Swords, Co. Dublin. (Tel. 01-8406334)

Ennis N.S.
Ennis, Co. Clare. (Tel. 065-29158)

Holy Family S.N.S.
Ennis, Co. Clare. (Tel. 065-28893)

Scoil Caitriona
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)

Scoil Iosagain
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
LL30 1RD
(44) 01492 875974 (Headmaster’s Secretary & Registration)
(44) 01492 870383

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