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Special Educational Needs

UK boarding schools have always been at the forefront of innovation when it comes to the development and care for children with special needs. Adapting the learning programme of each student to ensure that they gain the maximum benefit from all that the school has to offer and making sure that every effort is made to provide support that will ensure each child has the opportunity to succeed and develop.


Boarding can be a particularly beneficial experience for a child with special needs. By providing individually-tailored support, students are stretched, supported and challenged within varying levels of natural academic aptitude. There is no ‘standard’ pupil. Everyone is unique and this is reflected in the teaching, as well as other aspects of care.

We have mainstream schools that have very good Learning Support Departments that cater for Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD etc. and schools that cater for more severe specific difficulties such as Cerebral Palsy, hearing loss, Autism, Asperger’s and a variety of physical handicaps.

These schools provide amazing special needs provision and Anderson Education have a vast range of experience in the area of helping families find the best school for their child. Academic, social and emotional factors are all taken into account to ensure an appropriate learning environment for each and every pupil.

The first step is to have an up to date Educational Psychologist Report, Anderson Education can assist with this; the schools will require a two day assessment along with parent consultation.

Boarding schools provides a secure and supportive environment in the classroom, in small groups or on a one-to-one basis and socially, where they learn to live together happily, grow in confidence and achieve success and enjoyment in all aspects of school life.

We see the boarding environment as a key way to foster the complementary values of social tolerance and inclusiveness. Boarders quickly come to regard their Boarding House as a ‘home away from home’ and boarding enables them to develop key skills, including independence, self-reliance and getting on with others, which will stand them in good stead later in life.

Contact us today for further information about choosing a school that clearly matches your child’s difficulties, we can recommend the right schools that have the specialist care, experience and reputation of surpassing a student’s expectations!

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