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A small school that rebuilds confidence and transforms prospects for many children with learning difficulties, and also offers unique outdoor learning and practical skills teaching for any child not set on the standard academic course. If your child dreams of...

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A small, family school that genuinely focuses on the individual; ensuring each pupil reaches his or her personal potential and destination by way of a rich and diverse journey, based on breadth of opportunity, support and continuously striving towards excellence.

This vision is to be achieved through the underpinning principles and values of respect, tolerance and hard work within a happy environment where all individuals have equal worth. ...Read more

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Basic Communication Skills at an English Independent School (Functional Skill at Level 2)

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A small school that rebuilds confidence and transforms prospects for many children with learning difficulties, and also offers unique outdoor learning and practical skills teaching for any child not set on the standard academic course. If your child dreams of farming or sculpture or starting her own business, and wants to spend plenty of time getting...


Since September 2013, Mr David Ward MA BEd, previously head of St Felix School in Suffolk. Has also headed Skegness Grammar. A former rugby international, he is a qualified canoeing coach and is interested in sailing, swimming and riding. He is vice chair of governors of St David's College in Llandudno, a school that specialises in dyslexia and dyspraxia using outdoor pursuits.

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Special Education Needs

Individual and individualised SEN teaching and learning is at the heart of the Bredon School philosophy. Students may have a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or dyscalculia. A specialist in EAL and Speech and Language is also available. A range of multi-sensory teaching methods are used including the more traditional approaches and methods such as the Davis Learning Strategy. All students are assessed at the start of their individual programme of work and assessed afterwards, against their targets. Targets are set with the student and parents working together with the teacher to achieve a formative document which is reviewed at least twice a year. Real progress is achieved with students both academically and with self-esteem. ICT is also at the heart of our approach, with voice activated software having a tremendous impact upon standards. We also have a fully qualified teacher who assesses all students for their individual special arrangements for the GCSE and other examination courses. The fully qualified SEN staff together with the teaching staff work alongside each other to ensure the curriculum is differentiated to meet individual needs. The school also runs training programmes on a regular basis for its staff on SEN issues and encourages staff to become fully qualified teachers of specific learning difficulties. Nov 09.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia Y
Dyscalculia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment

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