If you’re interested in applying for a place, please phone the Registrar to arrange a guided tour followed by a meeting with the Principal Educational Psychologist.
Fairley House School is registered with the Department for Education (DfE) as an independent special school for children with specific learning difficulties. The majority of children are dyslexic and/or dyspraxic. Children need to demonstrate at least average ability (IQ) on testing by an educational psychologist. Children usually have difficulties with literacy and/or numeracy.
We are unable to accept children with social, emotional or behavioural difficulties, including children with hyperactivity caused by ADHD. We are not registered with the DfE to accept children on the autistic spectrum.
If English is not a child's first language, they need to demonstrate English proficiency at a level that enables them to access the curriculum.
Your child will be invited to spend three days at the school, where he or she will have a multi-disciplinary assessment and spend time in the classroom and playground. We will hold a meeting with you to give feedback on the assessment and to detail exactly how we can help. The Educational Psychologist, Speech and Language therapist and Occupational Therapist can then supply written reports. (There is a fee for this service).
If a place is available, the next step would be for you to send in a completed entry application form and a deposit. Fairley House works closely with Local Education Authorities and parents with respect to procedures of Education, Health and Care Plans.