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  • The Dominie
    55 Warriner Gardens
    SW11 4DX
  • Head: Miss Anne O'Doherty
  • T 020 7720 8783
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A special independent school for pupils aged from 6 to 12 with specific learning difficulties: dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, speech, language and communication and associated learning difficulties
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Wandsworth
  • Pupils: 31
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Fees: £28,050 pa
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

The children we met were both kind and self-possessed, one girl loved the size of the school, ‘I like how its not too big and we can make friends with everyone’ another liked bringing packed lunches (no kitchen here) a third child fearlessly disagreed.  Parents also demonstrated individual views, ‘Having a school cafeteria is not a necessity. Some kids do have healthy options...

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2001 Miss Anne O’Doherty BA (hons) Dip SpLD (Barts) Dip Montessori, whose long c.v. reads like a pedigree of special needs teaching. Inspired by the subject of child development, during her Montessori training, ‘The multi-sensory approach for dyslexic children was invaluable’, she was drawn to training in a clinical setting at Barts Hospital dyslexia training clinic. ‘A lot of the pioneers were there…dyspraxia was a surfacing profile’ she explained. After several years at Thomas’s School Kensington, becoming Head of Lower School, she was enticed over the road to the Dyslexia Teaching Centre, to work with the ‘Flying Nun’ head, Sister Mary John, and go on to develop a Saturday school, bursaries and a multi-disciplinary centre. Head-hunted by The Dominie’s then owner, she took up the reins in thoroughbred style and now sits as...

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Special Education Needs

The Dominie provides specialist support for dyslexic and dyspraxic children of average or above average ability. This support is delivered in small classes and, where needed, one-to-one lessons. The National Curriculum is followed and specific remediation programmes are woven throughout.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia Y
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
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
VI - Visual Impairment

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