Can you please recommend a mainstream secondary school that deals well with SEN - ANYWHERE in UK and UNDERSUBSCRIBED!

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SusieP40 Tue 15-Jan-13 13:00:49

We want to move ds (Y8) from his current school as he is making no progress, is stressed and unhappy and is not having his SEN dealt with.

There is no other choice of school locally locally and so we have decided to move to an area with a school he could attend that might actually help him.

His SEN are dysgraphia/dyslexia and many aspergers-type traits (though this has not had a dx so far).

I had loads of fantastic suggestiions here on this thread
www.mumsnet.com/Talk/property/1656630-Do-your-dcs-attend-a-happy-and-decent-mixed-comp-Can-you-buy-a-4-bed-house-for-300-000-within-walking-distance
but unfortunately the schools I have called so far are generally oversubscribed.

Can anyone please recommend a school for us smile
(have also posted in SEN topic)

Sushiqueen Fri 25-Jan-13 14:37:43

MaryMargaret I would agree with your comments about the school in Cinderford. One of my relatives went there (she is also dyslexic) and did really well. She was very well supported and has gone on to do well since leaving.
I have to agree as well that Cinderford is not an "expensive" town but the area around is lovely. And we have a good rugby team (my home team - even though I now live miles away). I must be due a visit home soon to watch a match (when the snow clears).
If you consider it, then look at some of the houses on the outskirts - my parents have a fantastic view over the Forest.

1busybee Sun 04-May-14 08:29:42

Hi I know this is an old thread but we are in a very similar situation and was wondering if you d found anywhere that suited or you could suggest anything from your shortlist susiep. We have a son with ASD who starts secondary soon and would like a mainstream comp in nice friendly area. We also have a ds in year 1 and a toddler so access to primarys is also important. Would.love to hear any suggestions!

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