Mark College A GSG School
- Mark College
- Head: Principal Chris Sweeney
- T 01278 641632
- F 01278 641426
- E email@example.com
- W www.priorychil…lege-somerset/
- A special independent school for pupils aged from 10 to 19 with specific learning difficulties including dyslexia, dyscalculia and dyspraxia; also autism spectrum disorder
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Somerset
- Pupils: 75
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Fees: £23,000 - £75,000 full boarding depending on needs
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Lots of scope for children of mainstream ability but who just need that extra support – around 50 per cent of the children will take seven or eight GCSEs. One leaver last summer achieved three As at A level… The remote location of the college means it’s not the easiest place for teenagers to develop independence skills and a social life …
What the school says...
Mark College is a specialist residential secondary school for boys and girls aged 10 to 19 with specific learning difficulties including dyslexia, dyscalculia and dyspraxia. Mark College has an international reputation for its educational work with students with special educational needs. The aim of Mark College is to give students the opportunity to achieve their full potential so that they can pursue their ambitions and achieve their personal goals. This is achieved through providing a top class education to all students, with one to one support where required. ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide says
Since 2014, Chris Sweeney, ably supported by his chocolate labrador Poppy. Was all set to follow the family path to university, do the done thing and become a lawyer, when his astute father recommended instead that he follow his passion, which was working with children. So he started as a classroom assistant at Freemantles, a special school in Surrey, and studied for a degree in psychology part-time. It was the start of a track which weaved through the various roles in schools, and enables him to understand operations from every perspective. He followed Freemantles with teaching roles in a variety of SEBD and complex ASD schools – Westfield in Bucks, Little Down in Slough, Holyport Manor in Maidenhead and Priory in Taunton. He has also been a consultant training others in behaviour management, and...
Special Education Needs
We are a specialist centre for children with dyslexia and dyscalculia. Dec 09.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|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|
|VI - Visual Impairment|