Welcome to Fairley House, the home of education for children with specific learning differences (SpLD). We are a Junior and Senior day school from Years 2-11 located across 2 sites in central London, focussing on transforming the lives of children who find it hard to keep up in mainstream schooling.
We were founded as the UK’s first dyslexia school in 1982 and continue to pioneer our teaching methods and techniques to be the leading day school for helping children with specific learning differences (SpLD) flourish at school and the rest of their lives.
I have known Fairley House School for many years. It’s a unique school designed to support and develop the skills of children with Specific Learning Differences (SpLD)…Life is not always easy as a young person with SpLD but in my experience, with good foundations in place, they have a chance to fulfil their potential.
Dr LINDSAY PEER MBE, Educational Psychologist
Word from the Head
If a child is struggling to keep up in a mainstream school, it can be daunting for a parent to know what to do and where to start. Children are fully aware and may feel stigmatised when they are withdrawn from class to receive extra help. Often, they are placed in lower sets and given easier work. There are few rewards, if any, and little recognition. They often give up. They experience a lack of confidence, low self-esteem and anxiety.
While, for many parents, it is always an option to give the children extra support outside school, for some, we believe the solution is to give your child a level playing field. That is a school where all the children experience similar challenges. By succeeding, some for the first time in their schooling, children can rebuild their self-esteem and confidence.
Our specialist teaching opens the gateway to learning, and our flexible, considered approach ensures no child is left behind. Our teachers and therapists work alongside one another and exchange knowledge, learning styles and information in a unique, transdisciplinary way. Our pastoral care and special atmosphere reduce students’ anxieties. This helps them to be motivated and push the boundaries of what they believe they are capable of.
It is our aim that most children return successfully to a mainstream environment and go on to further education. Even more importantly, is that they go on to lead happy, independent and successful lives in whatever shape or form success might be.
We alter the trajectory of children’s lives by helping students to:
- unlock their talents
- realise their potential
- gain the skills which will future proof them for the rest of their lives
My colleagues and I look forward to working with you to find the best solution for your child.
Mr Michael C.N. Taylor
The best years of my life!
Fairley House School was always like a second home to me, I’ve never felt more supported and confident as I did when I was there.
Jamie, Former Pupil
London’s leading day school for children with specific learning differences
Get in Touch
30 Causton Street
Call: 020 7976 5456