Centre Academy East Anglia A GSG School
- Centre Academy East Anglia
- Head: Mrs Kim Salthouse
- T 01449 736404
- F 01449 737881
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.centreacademy.net
- A special independent school for pupils aged from 4 to 19 with specific learning difficulties including dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia, and mild autism spectrum disorders
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Suffolk
- Pupils: 50
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Fees: Day £18,000 - £25,875; Boarding £25,000 - £36,225 pa
- Open days: Rolling Admissions Policy
- Review: View the Good Schools Guide Review
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What the Good Schools Guide says..
The introduction of the American diploma has transformed the outlook for the 16-19 year olds. Far from fizzling out, their education takes on a new lease of life. Pupils study a wider range of subjects than at A level and...
What the school says...
Centre Academy East Anglia is a co-educational boarding/day school for pupils with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) including dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia. We follow the National Curriculum through GCSEs and offer the American High School Diploma, which is not examination-based, in place of A-Levels. All Diploma Graduates have gained entry to university. In addition, we offer a Life Skills Programme for less-academically orientated students, and we have recently introduced a Pre-Prep Programme for children ages 4-7 of all abilities. The school recently had highly successful Ofsted and CReSTeD inspections. ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide saysThe introduction of the American diploma has transformed the outlook for the 16-19 year olds. Far from fizzling out, their education takes on a new lease of life. Pupils study a wider range of subjects than at A level and are assessed continuously, not by exams. All diploma graduates...
Head of School
Since 2010, Mrs Kim Salthouse BA MEd, previously acting head. Formerly in charge of learning support at Framlingham College, Suffolk, Mrs Salthouse accepted an appointment at The Old Rectory, Brettenham (the former incarnation of Centre Academy), becoming head once the school had amalgamated as part of the Centre Academy Schools. A quiet and sympathetic manner inspires confidence in both parents and pupils.
Principal and administrative director, Dr Duncan Rollo BA MA PHD (60s) A professor of English in the States,
Special Education Needs
Centre Academy East Anglia is a specialist school adressing dyslexia, AD/HD, and other learning challenges in children aged 4 to 19. Pupils receive an intensive programme of support, affording them skills and strategies to help them return to mainstream education or to continue on to further education. We provide a secure, comfortable family environment with excellent boarding facilities and a wide range of activities including the school fire brigade. Classes are small and set by ability not year group. English and maths are taught in groups of no more than seven and all teachers of English and maths have qualifications in teaching pupils with dyslexia. An emphasis is placed on literacy and numeracy skills and all pupils have individual or paired tutorial in English and/or maths. Additional lessons include history, geography, Spanish, science, music, art, drama, DT and PSHE. Each child has a daily tutorial period with their English teacher, following a multi-sensory programme for SpLD children. The children receive support for organisational difficulties - in and out of the classroom. We place great emphasis on raising self-esteem and confidence of pupils. Our rural location provides ample room for many different sports and activities, all of which help our pupils develop physical skills and positive attitudes to health and fitness as well as teaching them co-operation and teamwork.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia||Y|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability||Y|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty||Y|
|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|