Shapwick School A GSG School
- Shapwick School
- Head: Mr Wylie
- T 01458 210384
- F 01458 210111
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.shapwickschool.com
- A special independent school for pupils aged from 8 to 19 with dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia and associated speech and language needs
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Somerset
- Pupils: 115
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Fees: Day £18,519- £19,386; Boarding £24,258 - £27,858 pa
- Review: View the Good Schools Guide Review
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What the Good Schools Guide says..
Grateful, grateful, grateful to be there and determined that their children can access the same educational opportunities as everyone else – unifying factors in an otherwise diverse group of people. Time and time again, we heard heart-rending tales from both...
What the school says...
Shapwick School specialises in the education of young people aged 8-19 years with dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia and associated speech and language needs.
Shapwick offers teaching strategies based on a multi-sensory approach using auditory, visual and kinaesthetic methods of curriculum delivery. As a CReSTeD category SP school, support is offered across the entire curriculum within all classroom situations. We were the first school in Britain to be fully accredited by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. The National Curriculum is modified where appropriate to meet our students needs and be empathetic to the challenges presented by SpLD.
On site Speech and Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy run alongside the above throughout the day, both in and out of the classroom, from KS2 to Sixth Form. Post-16, we equip our students with skills and confidence to succeed in the modern world. Sixth Form courses are delivered by Bridgwater College, a leading tertiary college. Our link with them ensures Sixth Formers enjoy freedom to pursue their career aspirations and also benefit from specialist dyslexia support within Shapwick when they are not in lectures at college. ...Read more
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Best performance by Girls taking Computer Appreciation at an English Independent School (Functional Skill at Level 2)
What The Good Schools Guide saysGrateful, grateful, grateful to be there and determined that their children can access the same educational opportunities as everyone else – unifying factors in an otherwise diverse group of people. Time and time again, we heard heart-rending tales from both parents and students of appalling degrees of incomprehension and lack of resources or expertise in mainstream education before Shapwick.
Since 2014, Mr Adrian Wylie BA BEd NPQH (late 40s), born in Northern Ireland but educated in England: at Bath University for his first degree in business admin, at the now defunct King Alfred’s College (subsumed by the university of Winchester) for his BEd in maths, and at Birmingham for his postgrad diploma in autism.
His early career comprised management experience at Benetton and his own landscape gardening business;
Special Education Needs
We are a Specialist Independent Dyslexia School, approved by the DfES and CReSTeD Category 'SP'. Nov 09.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia||Y|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class||Y|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|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|