Dyslexia Schools

Here at Appleford School we have been providing specialist teaching for children with dyslexia since 1988. Like a lot of dyslexia schools we have had many success stories, helping pupils with dyslexia and associated learning difficulties cope with their specific problems and become successful in all fields of work and further education.

There are a number of different factors that make us a successful dyslexic school. Our excellent teaching staff, house parents and group tutors provide care and support to meet the needs of dyslexic children in6all aspects of the National Curriculum. The structured school day helps to provide a regular routine that is designed to help pupils get the most out of their day, with particular emphasis on literacy and numeracy skills. We also provide multi-sensory programmes to help to encourage self confidence, self esteem and a feeling of success. Pupils are taught in small classes of 7 – 12 with the extra help of Learning Support Assistants for English and Maths lessons. We try to encourage independent learning by providing supervised prep/homework sessions in the afternoon and we also have a wide range of extra curricular after-school activities, including everything from gardening and computer clubs to archery and judo.

If you are interested in seeing our dyslexia school and finding out more about what we have to offer, we would be more than happy for you to arrange a visit, tester and overnight stays so that you can see if Appleford is the right school for your child. If you would like to do this, please call us on 01980 220012 or email us at secretary@appleford.wilts.sch.uk.

If you would like further information on dyslexia and getting help from your local education authority, please download one of our fact sheets below: