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  • The Royal Blind School
    43-45 Canaan Lane
    Edinburgh
    EH10 4SG
  • Head: Elaine Brackenridge
  • T 0131 446 3120
  • F 0131 447 9266
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.royalblind.org/education
  • A special independent school for pupils aged from 4 to 19 who are visually impaired or blind, add may have multiple disabilities in addition to visual impairment
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Edinburgh, City of
  • Pupils: 29
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Fees: Usually funded by the LA
  • Open days: Contact the School for Details
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review

What says..

While French is the default modern foreign language, one young man who recently joined the school had previously studied German and wasn’t happy at the prospect of changing to a different language so the school has found a German teacher for him, while another child is studying Latin. Depute Everett said: 'Everything is tailored to suit ...

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What the school says...

The Royal Blind School is a grant aided special school for children and young people aged 4 to 19 years who are visually impaired or blind including those with complex needs in addition to visual impairment. The school accepts day and boarding pupils and also accommodates shared placements with Local Authority schools and other part-time arrangements. The school is a centre of excellence in the education and care of young people with visual impairment. Each pupil has an individualised education plan. The Curriculum for Excellence is offered and pupils can sit for externally accredited subjects up to and including Advanced Highers. Additional services include therapy, mobility and independent living skills. Subjects include music, sport, drama, outdoor education, CDT, Science, Opportunities are offered to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and a range of other extra-curricular activities. ...Read more

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Executive Principal

Since 2013, Elaine Brackenridge, formerly a primary mainstream teacher. Diploma in SEN, specialising in visual impairment. Previously depute head for four years, she is warm, friendly and full of enthusiasm but also pragmatic. Says 'The road to perfection is always under construction,' and it is clear that her eyes are on the big picture.

Brackenridge is determined to make things better for children with a visual impairment and not just those in her care - keen to share Royal Blind's knowledge and expertise with others. There is an online learning hub offering outreach support for pupils with visual impairments in mainstream school and staff are increasingly involved in outreach, helping to improve outcomes for young people with visual impairment in Walsall, Tameside, Newcastle, Luxembourg and even Afghanistan.
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Special Education Needs

Local authority funds visually impaired pupils. Nov 09.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
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 Y
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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