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Overwhelming feeling amongst parents is that everything is considered and discussed to get the best understanding of each pupil. School rules are kept simple and accessible, the key word is 'respect', pupils are taught to be kind and value one another. School council gives pupils the chance to express their views...

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Knowl Hill is a school where pupils are split into two year groups (7-11 and 12-16). Pupils have Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia). They may also have other related difficulties, and may require either a modified or mainstream curriculum, with support.

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Head teacher and Managing Director

Since 2022, Dr Kas Govender, previously deputy head.


Children can enter the junior school from 8/9 years, or 11+ for the upper school. For admission parents need to send in their child’s educational and medical reports, EHCP and any other relevant paperwork. Staff consider each application on an individual basis so that they can be sure they will be able to meet the prospective pupils' needs. Pupils can be considered for entry at any age if there are vacancies.

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Special Education Needs

Knowl Hill is a co-educational day school for children between the ages of 7 and 16. It was founded in 1984 to teach children with Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia). Pupils have specific learning difficulties (Dyslexia) and may also have slight emotional difficulties and may require either a modified or mainstream curriculum with support. The National Curriculum is followed in a normal classroom setting, in addition to which, each child has individual tuition for specific areas of difficulty if needed. All children come with either an Educational Psychology Report or a Statement of Special Educational Needs.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
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

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