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Sherrardswood School Welwyn

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discotree Mon 04-Mar-13 17:01:43

Does anyone know anything about this school? I'm considering for my dyslexic daughter (age 7). Any other good independent schools in Herts for dyslexic girls? Abbots Hill pretty much told us they weren't interested - horrible.

blossbloss Mon 04-Mar-13 18:05:23

We had a look around it recently as a potential secondary school for our dd who has dyslexia and a few other bits and bobs. We really liked it. It has an open week this week for the secondary schol but I am sure you could arrange a visit in the lower school also.

Have you looked at St Joseph's in the Park near Hertford? It has an SEN unit for children in years 3 to 6 with dyslexia and dyspraxia and feeds to Sherrardswood. I would really recommend a visit. It's next open morning is Saturday 23rd march but again I'm sure you could arrange a visit outside of that day.

You could try Beechwood Park near Markyate also as I hear it's good with dyslexic children.


discotree Tue 05-Mar-13 10:29:47

Thanks! Will definitely look at Beechwood as well - it's much closer to us.

foolserrand Tue 05-Mar-13 10:31:49

I was about to suggest St Joseph's! It's the loveliest little school. I've run clubs there. Shall be sending ds there as soon as I can afford the fees!

QueenOfToast Wed 06-Mar-13 13:35:29

Have you thought about Aldenham?

omoge Tue 05-May-15 11:05:41

Just read throught the thread. i was considering st joseph in the park for my sn and rang them this morning. i was if they cater for SED and she asked what it was. i told her my son is on the autism and she said 'we don't take those type of children' which was quite shocking. i expected her to as least ask question as this is a very broad spectrum. my son is in a main stream school ast the moment and is just borderline autistic. he is very good in maths but struggles with english as he is not patient enough. so needs some support. i thought that was a very exclusive statement and doesn't speak well of the school at all.
I explained this to her and she offered us an apointment but i declined as i was totally put off by that attitude.

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