The Council for the Registration of Schools Teaching Dyslexic pupils was set up to provide guidance and assurance to parents seeking a school for their dyslexic child. CReSTeD examines the adequacy of a school’s provision for dyslexic pupils In order to appear on the CReSTeD Register of Specialist Schools Brown’s undergoes regular inspections by the Council. Here is the report summary from the Council’s latest inspection

Summary of Report (Certificate of re-registration November 2016)

Consultant’s comments:

The school is a caring community catering for pupils with SpLD and additional complex learning difficulties. There is a low turnover of staff. The pupils are fully assessed, observed and given additional specialist assessment as necessary. Information from assessment is fed into their targets and these are readily available to staff and kept under constant review. All staff are committed to the pupils; they are well qualified within their jobs requirements to give individualised support to an impressive level. The pupils and their families are well supported by staff. The school is thoughtfully resourced with specialist aids for the specialised needs of the intake. The school has excellent links to the community and is forward looking with new ideas and initiatives being put in place for the benefit of the pupils e.g. opportunities for further qualifications and areas for study. There is a thorough programme of staff performance review with generous funding for CPD.


An additional setting for older pupils is currently being examined with the aim of making provision for an additional 55 pupils in a secondary setting on a local site.


Brown’s School satisfies the CReSTeD criteria for continuing inclusion under SPS and is warmly recommended.


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