A co-educational independent, Prep and Senior, day and boarding specialist school for pupils 7 – 18 years with dyslexia and associated learning difficulties

Welcome to Appleford School

Welcome to Appleford School’s website. For over 30 years we have been providing the highest quality teaching for pupils with dyslexia and associated special educational needs such as dyspraxia and dyscalculia. We are a highly successful specialist dyslexia Prep and Senior School providing day, weekly and full boarding for pupils from 7 to 18 set in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside…

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What’s happening at Appleford

Posted 17th May

Ofsted Report 2024

Posted 15th Feb

Dog Trust Visit

Posted 4th Jul

Old Applefordians Day


Boarding is a real strength and very much part of Appleford life. Our Houses reflect the need to create a warm, nurturing ‘home’ for our children and our excellent Houseparents work tirelessly to ensure that this is achieved
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Appleford offers a range of subjects delivered by an experienced and highly qualified body of teachers. Lessons are undertaken in well-equipped classrooms with high levels of Learning Support Assistants (LSAs) making use of the latest multi-sensory resources. Our IT facilities offer an unrivalled ratio of computers per child in every classroom.
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Military Families

We are fully aware of the importance of stability and the pastoral requirements of Service children. Whether parents are posted overseas on extended exercise, moving house or the worry of when they are deployed to a danger zone, our pupils’ wellbeing is of the highest importance and we take pride in our Pastoral Care.
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Thank you for your continued support of our son – who since he joined you is blossoming before our eyes in so many ways.

Appleford Parent

Appleford made me who I am today.  Ambitious, confident in my actions, righteous in the way I treat people, respectful.  The most important of all confident in myself and to never let anyone tell me I’m stupid again.

Appleford Ex Pupil

I’ve never really had a Headmaster before, let along one I’ve truly respected.  Thank you for allowing me to attend Appleford – to cut it short this school has been a total life saver for me.

Appleford Pupil

Our son was talking about how difficult it was in his old school – he never stood a chance in competitions and when he tried to make friends he often felt shunned – ‘people just didn’t talk to me’.  He’s so much happier here – he says he feels he has more of a chance, and he made friends on his first day.

Appleford Pupil

The size of the school is helpful as it ensures all pupils are known individually not just by their form tutors but by all staff.

Appleford Parent

Duke of Edinburgh Award

Nationally recognised by universities and employers, this scheme presents pupils with a range of challenges which develop important skills.
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We place a high emphasis on the sporting, personal and social benefits of co-curricular activities and as such these play a vital role in life at Appleford.
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Appleford places much emphasis on a healthy active lifestyle. Our PE department boasts a range of lessons that would be the envy of other schools.
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