How do I find boarding schools for DD with SEN?

(3 Posts)
Borninmyheart2 Sat 13-Feb-16 09:49:42

Hi all, I am hoping somebody might be able to advise me how to identify possible boarding options for my DD age 10 in the UK (we currently live abroad). I am looking for an independent school. She has a relatively mild physical disability, and delays in educational development (possibly due to being institutionalised until age 6). She has good verbal skills (has learned a second language) but struggles with reading and retention of information. She is currently two years below her age group at school; but is keen to learn, highly motivated and confident. I have exhausted locally available options (international schools here do not offer much support, which I have had to source with limited success separately at added cost).

Could anybody advise on where to go to narrow down available options, ideally in SE England. I'd like to visit possible schools in May, based on scoping them out in the meantime.

Many thanks in advance for any help you can offer!

GruntledOne Sat 13-Feb-16 13:17:26

it depends a bit on how you want to finance it - i.e. whether you want it funded by a local authority or you are paying yourself, and if the latter how much you want to pay. There are some very specialist boarding schools that charge over £100K a year, but there are some that charge much less. You might like to look at The New School at West Heath.

Borninmyheart2 Sat 13-Feb-16 14:50:26

Thank you. I am planning to finance this myself. I was hoping there might be an association or advisory body I could contact to get some further advice on options?

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