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.

APPLEFORD School in Shrewton has a new headmaster. David King joins the school, which caters for children with dyslexia, with 17 years of experience in the primary school sector, followed by work in the business sector before returning to education as headmaster of two independent special senior schools.

As part of their Book Week celebrations, the pupils and staff of Appleford School, were visited by story teller Lizzie Bryant. They were treated to a morning of Celtic myths and legends and  all sat transfixed as they listened to stories about giants, magic and epic battles between good and evil. The morning was a great success and the mystical tales really captured the pupils’ imagination.

Appleford put on two performances of “Alice, The Musical,” a musical version of Alice in Wonderland as their end of term play. Both shows were a great success and involved all the pupils of Appleford. The original story of “Alice in Wonderland”, written by Lewis Carroll, was adapted by Out of the Ark Music, a company that specializes in writing both scripts and musical scores for young people to perform.