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  • Nunnykirk Centre for Dyslexia
    Netherwitton
    Morpeth
    Northumberland
    NE61 4PB
  • Head: Barry Frost
  • T 01670 772685
  • F 01670 772434
  • E secretary@nunnykirk.co.uk
  • W www.nunnykirk.co.uk
  • A special independent school for pupils aged from 9 to 18 with specific learning difficulties
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Northumberland
  • Pupils: 25
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Fees: Please apply to school
  • Open days: May and November
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Current Ofsted grade: Good on 13th February 2014
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 15th June 2011
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

This is a CreSTeD SP school specialising in dyslexia and all the associated info-processing quirks which huddle under that umbrella term. Ofsted were uncharacteristically charmed by what they saw but couldn't put their finger on how they did it. Cast...

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What the school says...

Nunnykirk is a non-maintained special school, approved by the Department for Education for pupils with Specific Learning Difficulties, where individuals are valued for themselves and where all are expected to give their best.

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What The Good Schools Guide says

This is a CreSTeD SP school specialising in dyslexia and all the associated info-processing quirks which huddle under that umbrella term. Ofsted were uncharacteristically charmed by what they saw but couldn't put their finger on how they did it. Cast aside all objective criteria, stop ticking boxes and switch to subjective mode - a good school is an affair of the heart. It's the individual focus...

Head Teacher

Since September 2015, Barry Clarke, previously senior lecturer and course leader at Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincolnshire. He has previously worked for Lincolnshire County Council in a number of roles, including teacher in charge of a pupil referral unit and the local authority’s school improvement consultant concentrating on behaviour, inclusion and SEN.

Barry’s key subjects are science and ICT and he has also taught maths...

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Special Education Needs

Nunnykirk specialises in pupils of average or above average ability who have specific learning difficulties. Our holistic approach ensures a curriculum specifically developed for dyslexic pupils where they can build self-esteem and confidence in a calm and supportive environment. The wide variety of subjects, hobbies, activities and games ensures that every pupil develops their potential. In addition the attention to detail in routines, diet and exercise contributes to pupils becoming mature, well-mannered, confident young people aware of community and world issues and able to move into our 6th Form or on to college, where they start the next phase of their education. Dec 09.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia Y
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
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
VI - Visual Impairment

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