Help With Selecting A School Which Offers Extra Support For Dyslexia

(3 Posts)
Major1978 Tue 23-Aug-11 20:22:39

Hello!!

As you know we are relocating to the Cheltenham area. Our 8 year old son has dyslexia and receives great help and support at his current school. We want to, hopefully, enrol our 2 kids into a school which can offer him much the same. Has anyone got any advice for me on which schools have got excellent learning support. We like Cirencester, Stroud or inbetween. I will also be looking at tutor options for out with school hours. Can anyone recommend one or an educational club which we can take him too?

Thank you!!

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teacherwith2kids Sat 27-Aug-11 23:02:34

Possibly not what you are looking for at all, but I believe that Airthrie School (private school in Cheltenham) has specific expertise in dyslexia. It is linked to a trust which specialises in Dyslexia and this provides expertise to the school.

The school website is a bit coy about this - perhaps not wanting to be labelled 'a school for dyslexics'. The Ofsted report is a bit more informative and I am sure that the school could provide more details if you contacted them.

I know of it because a child from DD's class transferred there last year - not because DD's school did not provide decent support for dyslexia but because this child's parents decided that she could benefit from the specific extra expertise available.

Major1978 Mon 29-Aug-11 09:58:09

Great, thank you so much for this information. I will have a look at the website this morning.

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