About Appleford

Appleford School for Dyslexia – a unique path to success

Appleford is a special educational needs school for boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 19, with Dyslexia and Specific Learning Difficulties such as Dyspraxia and Dyscalculia. We are a day and full boarding school set in 8 acres of parkland 12 miles from Salisbury.

Key characteristics

  • Co-educational school for pupils aged 7 – 19 years
  • For pupils with dyslexia, dyspraxia and associated learning difficulties
  • Full boarding and day provision
  • Access to broad and balanced curriculum, differentiated according to needs and abilities
  • Qualification in GCSE, A Level, BTEC, Duke of Edinburgh Awards
  • Small class sizes for English and Maths in all subjects
  • A whole-school approach to dyslexia
  • Multisensory programmes to encourage self-confidence, self-esteem and feelings of success
  • Pastoral Team including support by Houseparents and Tutors, and in PSHEE&C sessions
  • All Teachers DfES qualified, most have RSA or Hornsby Diplomas in Specific Learning Difficulties/Dyslexia
  • Experienced, mature and caring Houseparents
  • Friendly, structured boarding houses to develop personal organisation and life skills.
  • Extensive games and fixtures programme
  • Numerous challenging and fun out-of-school activities
  • Professional Support Team, including Educational Psychologist, four Speech & Language Therapists and two Occupational Therapists
  • Approved by the DfES under Section 324 of The Education Act 1996
  • Approved by CReSTeD (Council for the Registration of Schools Teaching Dyslexic Children)
  • Supporting Member of the BDA (British Dyslexia Association)

For more information about Appleford School for Dyslexia, please contact us


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