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The Grammar School at Leeds is one of the UK's leading independent co-educational schools. It enjoys the heritage of both Leeds Grammar School and Leeds Girls' High School with a lineage traceable back to 1552 and a long history of academic excellence. It benefits from a magnificent site on the outskirts of the north of Leeds.

The school provides fully co-educational teaching for ages 3-11, a mixed pastoral environment with single sex teaching for ages 11-16, and a fully co-educational sixth form.

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Special Education Needs

We are aware that sometimes able pupils may have special learning difficulties, notably those associated with Dyslexia and Dyspraxia. Our policy is to welcome such pupils. Experience shows these children make good progress in our structured and supportive environment. We undertake a screening programme for all new pupils to the school, to identify learning difficulties. This is conducted by our specialist dyslexia teacher who is also responsible for teaching those pupils who have been identified as having a special need. This teaching is in small groups or individually, usually on a weekly basis. Regular reports and feedback is given to parents and teachers to establish an integrated support strategy. This is part of the LGS curriculum provision and there is no extra cost to parents. In addition, any pupils who have already been identified as dyslexic before entering GSAL are assessed by our specialist teacher and then offered extra support lessons where appropriate. Please direct any queries to our Learning Needs Co-ordinator, who will be happy to discuss related matters with you.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
BESD - Behaviour, Emotional and Social Difficulty
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
Visual Impairment

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