During Dyslexia Awareness week (14 – 20 October), the pupils at Appleford School wished to highlight that dyslexia was not just a difficulty with reading and spelling, but that dyslexia can bring many strengths! All pupils at the school wrote their names and added comments, (poems and drawings about their feelings about dyslexia) to cards and hung these, along with the names of other famous dyslexics including: Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Richard Branson, Steve Redgrave, Tom Cruise, Hans Christian Anderson, to an Apple tree in the school grounds. The tree was presented by an old pupil of the school and planted earlier this year.

All parents at Appleford were invited to attend a Parents’ Reception on 11 October. This annual event gives new parents the opportunity to meet with other parents and staff from the school. The dinner, prepared by our excellent catering team, was served in the school dining hall by our Year 10 pupils and was a huge success.

On Friday 28 June, 9 pupils accompanied by 4 staff members including the Headmaster David King, will be taking part in a Three Peaks Challenge. They will be climbing each of the highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales in five days.

On Friday 5 July, Appleford School held a Topping Out ceremony to celebrate the last beam being placed at the top of a newly erected building in the school grounds. Appleford is a specialist school for pupils with

Appleford, the Shrewton school for children with dyslexia and associated learning difficulties, was recently inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) and has received the top grade, ‘excellent’, in all areas.