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  • Birtley House Independent School
    Fawkham Road
    West Kingsdown
    TN15 6AY
  • Head: Mrs Emma Sillitoe
  • T 01474 853192
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  • An independent school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Kent
  • Pupils: 29
  • Religion: None
  • Fees: £13,590+ pa
  • Open days: Visits always welcome. Please contact the school office to arrange.
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

We are a co-educational specialist school for children aged 5-11 years which opened in January 2011. We cater for pupils with specialist needs (eg. specific learning difficulties) and for children who require extra nurturing and support.

We received an outstanding OFSTED Inspection in March 2014. See the quotes page of our website to find out more.

We value every child as an individual and cater for personal learning styles in our teaching. Our curriculum is a creative, multi sensory, cross curricular programme which includes teaching social, communication and language needs including English as an Additional Language (EAL), emotional intelligence, motor skills and citizenship skills as well as delivering every area of the National Curriculum including swimming and sport.

Classes are small (average of eight) and many lessons make use of our beautiful grounds. We work closely with parents to encourage pupils to develop their strengths whilst working towards challenging but achievable targets in their areas of need.
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What the parents say...

My Son has recently joined Birtley House and even in such a short time the progress he is making is great. I am really pleased with the school and he has settled in very well.

Commented on 20th Nov 2011

My son has been at Birtley House for 8 months now and in that time his maths age has increased by 2 years!!!!! His reading is above average and his writing (which is his weaker subject) has also improved greatly. The 1:1 attention he gets has been such a benefit. Not only that but his confidence has grown too. Anyone thinking of moving their child should take a look at Birtley House, it's the best decision we ever made.

Commented on 11th Oct 2011

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Special Education Needs

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
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
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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