Pupils with SEND continue to be very well educated within the independent sector and this is undoubtedly one of the sector’s strengths. Many parents of children with special educational needs and disabilities take them out of the maintained sector because the class sizes are too big and they feel there is not enough individual support.
The independent sector offers a range of choice not available within the maintained sector. Specialist Provision Schools (SPS) are approved for specific learning difficulties, with associated language difficulties, such as dyspraxia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Dyslexia Specialist Provision Schools (DSP) are established primarily to teach pupils with dyslexia. There are also mainstream boarding schools with designated units or centres providing specialist tuition on a small group or individual basis. In January 2015, 66,026 pupils (33,311 boarders) were identified as having SEND. The most common SEND is dyslexia (321,169) followed by information processing (9,053), dyspraxia (5,459), gross and fine motor skills (3,720) and Asperger’s syndrome (3,597). The table below lists independent boarding schools on the CReSTeD Register providing support for pupils with SEND.
Specialist Provision Schools (SPS) are approved for specific learning difficulties, and associated language difficulties, dyspraxia and ADHD.
|SPS||More House School||Farnham||www.morehouse.org.uk|
|DSP||St David’s College||Llandudno||www.stdavidscollege.co.uk|
Dyslexia Specialist Provision Schools (DSP) are established primarily to teach pupils with dyslexia.
|DSP||Bruen Abbey School||Chesterton, Oxfordshire||www.bruenabbey.org|
|DSP||Moon Hall School||Dorking||www.moonhallschool.co.uk|
Some mainstream boarding schools have a designated unit or centre providing specialist tuition.
|Barnardiston Hall Preparatory School||Barnardiston, Suffolk||www.barnardiston.com|
|Bedstone College||Bucknell, Shropshire||www.bedstone.org|
|Bethany School||Cranbrook, Kent||www.bethanyschool.org.uk|
|Bloxham School||Banbury, Oxfordshire||www.bloxhamschool.com|
|Brockhurst & Marlston House Schools||Newbury, Berkshire||www.brockmarl.org.uk|
|Clayesmore Preparatory School||Blandford Forum, Dorset||www.clayesmore.com|
|Clayesmore School||Blandford Forum, Dorset||www.clayesmore.com|
|Cobham Hall School||Cobham, Kent||www.cobhamhall.com|
|Ellesmere College||Ellesmere, Shropshire||www.ellesmere.com|
|Finborough School||towmarket, Suffolk||www.finboroughschool.co.uk|
|Fulneck School||Leeds, West Yorkshire||www.fulneckschool.co.uk|
|Hazlegrove Preparatory School||Yeovil, Somerset||www.hazlegrove.co.uk|
|Kingham Hill School||Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire||www.kinghamhill.org.uk|
|King's School||Bruton, Somerset||www.kingsbruton.com|
|Kingsley School (The Grenville Dyslexia Centre)||Bideford, Devon||www.kingsleyschoolbideford.co.uk|
|Kingswood House School||Epsom, Surrey||www.kingswoodhouse.org|
|Lime House School||Carlisle, Cumbria||www.limehouseschool.co.uk|
|Millfield School||Street, Somerset||www.millfieldschool.com|
|Millfield Preparatory School||Glastonbury, Somerset||www.millfieldprep.com|
|Sidcot School||Winscombe, North Somerset||www.sidcot.org.uk|
|Slindon College||Arundel, Sussex||www.slindoncollege.co.uk|
|Tettenhall College||Wolverhampton, West Midlands||www.tettenhallcollege.co.uk|
|Walhampton School||Lymington, Hampshire||www.walhampton.com|
|Wycliffe College Preparatory School||Stonehouse, Gloucestershire||www.wycliffe.co.uk|
|Wycliffe College||Stonehouse, Gloucestershire||www.wycliffe.co.uk|
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