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Dyslexia, Dyspraxia school placement help!

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gina1310 Sun 04-Nov-12 14:09:50

Hello does anyone know of a suitable independant school which specialises in dyslexia dyspraxia and speech. This is for a year 7 placement , I now have a little over a month to find a placement and I am at my witts end! I live in Oswestry, Shropshire and realise my lovely boy will have to weekly board, there is simply nothing in my area. My sons dyslexia, dyspraxia is quite severe so need a specialist spld place, the only ones I can locate are over 3 hours away!
Or London, I am in a position where the LEA are in agreement but can't find a place, I would be sooooo grateful if anyone can recommend a independant school that perhaps I've missed. I really don't want my son to board to far away as he needs to be home weekends

KeepOnKeepingOn1 Mon 05-Nov-12 18:26:16

Have you checked out Frewen? (if it would be suitable)

Or is this one of the 3 hours away options?

Hulaflame Mon 12-Nov-12 09:07:02 is a fantastic school but a bit far away. Specialise in both.

morethanyoubargainfor Mon 12-Nov-12 09:10:44

Centre academy, they have one in battersea but not boarding and another (boarding) in east anglia. I know all the boarding children go home over the weekend.

mischiefmummy Mon 12-Nov-12 09:11:46

A friend of mine has a son at Shapwick, Somerset. He's now doing brilliantly and so much happier.

morethanyoubargainfor Mon 12-Nov-12 09:13:36

Hula, I am trying to see the school you mention but I can't get it to work. Is that the right web address?

outtolunchagain Mon 12-Nov-12 17:40:23

What about Abbotsholme in Staffordshire or Bredon in Herefordshire .Both are mainstream but have a high proportion of extra needs, they are also a lot more local than earlier suggestions

Hulaflame Tue 13-Nov-12 23:21:01

Hi, it's called St Annes College Grammar School in St Annes on Sea.

Hulaflame Tue 13-Nov-12 23:22:25

Or try just checked - might be better. Worth asking for a bursary if you call them too!

eatyourveg Wed 14-Nov-12 13:42:50

check this out

stayathomegardener Wed 14-Nov-12 13:45:47

Ellesmere is a specialist Dyslexic college,very sporty and poss on an Oswestry bus route

stayathomegardener Wed 14-Nov-12 13:48:02

Hmmmm maybe sporty won't suit him, theater facilities and music looked good too(Viewed it for dyslexic sporty DD)

stayathomegardener Wed 14-Nov-12 13:49:23

I have a friend who's children love it and we would have sent DD but for strong friendship ties at current school

Ani123 Mon 31-Dec-12 15:36:36

If this advice is not too late - have a look at the "Crested" list of schools. You will find them using a good search engine.
They are approved private schools with reviews all over the UK.
~Good luck.

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