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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 13:00:53

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
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 Education)

HotCrossBunsForAll Sat 19-Jan-13 18:29:54

Preston School in Taunton has a good reputation for dealing with SEN. They are mainstream, but apparently as of 2014 will also be opening an onsite ASD unit for students to attend if they are struggling. Might be worth a look?

SusieP40 Tue 22-Jan-13 09:47:38

Thank you for that suggestion - will check it out.

WhatKindofFool Tue 22-Jan-13 15:19:18

Wirral Borough Council has a specialist dyslexia school called Orretts Meadow. They have outreach workers going into mainstream Wirral schools. Maybe worth giving them a call.
*Orrets Meadow School
There are now 2 Outreach teams operating from Orrets Meadow School. Orrets Meadow Specialist Teaching Team and The Special Educational Needs Advice and Assessment Team.
Chapelhill Road, Moreton, Wirral CH46 9QQ
Tel: 0151 678 8070*

WhatKindofFool Tue 22-Jan-13 15:24:02

Wirral does have grammar schools but the secondary moderns and comprehensives (they have both) tend to be very good and most kids go to them. It is a large and varied area so I'm sure there would be something to fit the budget! Generally, people are very down to earth.

dinnermoneyready Tue 22-Jan-13 15:37:16

Queen Elizabeth's in Crediton Devon. Excellent pastoral care and a specialist Dyslexia centre. Split site year 7 and 8 at lower school, year 9 upwards at upper. Had a not very good ofsted before the summer, but doesn't reflect the school in the opinion of many. Good luck with your search.

kissmyheathenass Sun 03-Feb-13 16:10:06

hello, sorry I havent been back to this thread. I have had many suggestions (multiple threasds!) and have been busy looking at schools, ofsted reports, location, primary school for 2 dds, affordability etc. We are veering more towrds urban locations rather than rural as I want the dcs to have adegree of independence and I dont want to provider a taxi service for them for the next decade or so!

Thanks again.
Anyone else have any suggestions for my dreamy, disorganised, dyslexic and very lovely ds? I am looking for schools which allow him to be a square peg.

MareeyaDolores Sun 03-Feb-13 19:48:51

Have a look on special needs children too, it's a busy board

kissmyheathenass Tue 05-Feb-13 09:40:27

Hi, I posted there too! Thanks smile

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