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Sen boarding schools in uk

(6 Posts)
Klb50 Sun 21-Apr-13 09:54:50

I have a 16 year old son and currently live abroad. To date he has been educated at local schools here and for the last 5 years, an international school who better understand his problems . He has been diagnosed since 9 years old ADD and depression about 2 years later. He has just left school as can no longer handle it there- I feel the only way forward - and to get him to finish the last 2 years of his education- is to send him to a specialized boarding school in the UK.
My son is very opinionated and has a higher than average IQ ( can't translate in to good grades)
He has been difficult for ever but things really took a turn for the worse when he hit 16. He has recently changed his medication as he hates taking pharmaceutical drugs but is now on a different med - a little calmer but still refuses to go back to finish this school year. His school have been very accomodating and allowed him to drop some subjects - still he can't handle it. So - my question is to you all - can anyone reccommend a good boarding school where he can be nurtured and stimulated to reach his full potential ( with no gcses as don't do them here) thank you !!

Klb50 Wed 24-Apr-13 06:33:39

Hi again-
Am I on the right notice board here? I'm not getting any replies and desperately need help! Not sure how to move my message if not!

nooka Wed 24-Apr-13 06:55:21

Kib, I think you would do better on the main special needs board. It's much more used (this one is probably more for people talking about children with things like dyslexia, but most of those discussions tend to happen in education now so it's very quiet). Either start a new thread or press post on your OP (original post) and ask Mumsnet to move your thread - to be honest starting a new thread yourself will probably be quickest.

Special needs: Education is here

Does the school your ds is currently at do IB? Are you wanting him to do A levels in the UK?

Klb50 Wed 08-May-13 19:50:45

Hi - thanks for the tip but not sure how to ask mums net to move my message! I am new to this.
Re IB- yes he was doing this and I am not particularly bothered what qualification he does. Since I posted this he has dropped out of school so I don't know if he could carry on With a levels or not as has no gcse s .How do I get my message in from of more people without re doing the whole thing ???

RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 09-May-13 19:43:58

Hi there

We've moved this to SN: Education now.

DisgustedManxMum Wed 05-Jun-13 13:15:22

Hi Kib50, Did you get any advice at all from anyone?

Where overseas are you?

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