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Frewen College, East Sussex

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Iamaworrywart Tue 25-Sep-12 22:01:16

Does anyone have any experience good or bad regarding this school and it's success with mildly dyslexic children?

KeepOnKeepingOn1 Wed 26-Sep-12 13:30:24

DS2 has just done an evaluation at Frewen and been offered a place (yeah!). Now we just need to get LEA funding ...

How mild is mild? Boarding or day? Age/sex (of DC)? Co-morbidities? Private funding or LEA?

caratschairs Wed 26-Sep-12 14:23:36

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KeepOnKeepingOn1 Thu 27-Sep-12 09:25:11

carat DS has just been offered a place in year 7 to board. Few wobbles at first but he thoroughly enjoyed the evaluation. From a parent's perspective it was nothing short of miraculous. The staff are fantastic - they listen and take immediate action if something is not quite right for the child. DS could work without any adult 1:1 for the first time ever and the effect on his self-esteem in just a short time was amazing. DS was worried that he was 'not dyslexic enough' but that it just the effect of fighting for resources in the mainstream whereas Frewen do not care what percentile the child is on.

Iamaworrywart Thu 27-Sep-12 21:39:10

KOKO1 - DS has mild dyslexia. He has just started Year 8 at a private CRestEd school in south London, where he has made friends but isn't thriving academically especially in literacy. Talks with the Head and SENco have yielded many promises but little action and I feel as though options not previously considered need to be looked at. We would be financing the fees ourselves.

Iamaworrywart Thu 27-Sep-12 21:48:29

Caretschairs - what type of stigma were your friends referring to? DS would have to board as we are located in South London and this would be the main consideration.

How much of a change have you noticed in your DS's self confidence? I'm assuming yourvDS is dyslexic also, if so how severe?

KeepOnKeepingOn1 Fri 28-Sep-12 10:46:08

Iamaworrywart - what do you hope would be different about Frewen - are the classes smaller, different teaching methods? What have the Head and SENCO promised? Do you know what his rate of progress is at the moment?

Inaflap Sat 29-Sep-12 18:38:16

My son did a trial there and it wasnt right for him. The boarding side was pretty poor from what he told me.

Have you looked at stanbridge earls school in hampshire. I thought it was brilliant. Too sporty for my son but very good.

caratschairs Sat 29-Sep-12 18:54:06

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caratschairs Sat 29-Sep-12 19:18:29

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caratschairs Sat 29-Sep-12 19:21:59

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eatyourveg Sat 29-Sep-12 19:47:51

Have you looked at Bethany in Kent? They do boarding and locally it has a brilliant reputation for dyslexia. Its not a specialist school but round here if you can afford the fees its usually the first place most parents with a dyslexic child consider. To quote from the website "Bethany’s Learning Support Department enjoys an international reputation for its success in giving specialist help to dyslexic pupils within our mainstream school, and the school has been CReSTeD registered since 1994"

imeverywoman Wed 17-Apr-13 16:03:43

I have a DD who has SpLD ( dyslexia , dyscalculia and dyspraxia). She is currently in a prep school in Sussex with an excellent LS department. However, the support does not continue into the Senior School and we have been advised that an alternative school should be sought. Grrrr!
We have on our short list Frewen College. But because of the distance DD would have to weekly board. I'm concerned that specialist schools do have so many boys. And considering what happened at Stanbridge Earls in Hampshire with the rape allegations, I am very scared.
I am also looking at Bethany in Kent and Lavant House in Sussex. Both have Crested dyslexic units. We are waiting for them to respond to the Educational Psychology reports.
Has anyone for any experience of Bethany and Lavant House for their dyslexic children?

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