Appleford School A GSG School
- Appleford School
- Head: Mr David King B.Ed. Hons MIA
- T 01980 621020
- F 01980 621366
- E secretary@appl…d.wilts.sch.uk
- W www.appleford.wilts.sch.uk
- A special independent school for pupils aged from 7 to 18, specialising in dyslexia and associated conditions such as dyspraxia and dyscalculia
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Wiltshire
- Pupils: 131
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Fees: Day £17,439; Boarding £26,766 pa
- Open days: Personal visits arranged
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
- ISI report: View the ISI report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Head wants families to feel as proud of being here as they would ‘at Eton or anywhere else,’ staff too. Underlying aim is to create an environment where children who arrive with their confidence in tatters can start to learn...
What the school says...
ISI Inspection October 2012 found Appleford 'Excellent' in all categories. 'The overall achievement of the pupils is excellent and is the result of the school's relentless commitment to enabling every pupil to achieve their potential.'
'Our son has thrived in Appleford's unique environment and we have been absolutely thrilled with his academic progress.' Lt Col M Pullan MBE (Parent) ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide saysHead wants families to feel as proud of being here as they would ‘at Eton or anywhere else,’ staff too. Underlying aim is to create an environment where children who arrive with their confidence in tatters can start to learn again...
Since February 2012, Mr David King BEd (40s). Previously head at Bishop Dustan School in Newton Abbot and before that at 24/7 College near Honiton, Devon, both special schools catering for children with emotional and behavioural difficulties. Married to Shelagh, a learning needs specialist, with grown up children and much-loved home in Devon (the reason why, like some of his pupils, he’s a part time boarder with digs in the village, returning home at weekends).
Thrives on risk. Before entering teaching, he contemplated a career as a professional climber (we’re talking Mont Blanc without the...
Special Education Needs
Appleford was founded in 1988 to provide help for dyslexic pupils of average or above-average intelligence. In recent times, the spectrum of difficulties has increased so that our category with the DCSF is now an Approved Residential Special School for Dyslexic pupils and those with associated learning differences. Admissions policy: Educational Psychologist's report, school reports and Appleford assessment during tester visit.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|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||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|
|VI - Visual Impairment|