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The Unicorn School

The Unicorn School

A Specialist School supporting pupils with dyslexia and related learning difficulties

About Us

The Unicorn SchoolThe Unicorn School provides specialist education for pupils aged 7-16 years who have Specific Learning Differences: dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia and speech, language and communication needs (SLCN).

Our School’s Aims and Philosophy

The school provides a positive, nurturing environment in which every child is helped to build self-confidence, appreciate their learning difficulties and develop their own personal learning style.

Our goal is for every child to flourish at
The Unicorn School, leaving with the confidence to learn, the appetite for study, and the desire to continue to succeed in their education and beyond.

We are a small, nurturing school with 108 pupils and small class sizes averaging
10-12 pupils per class.  Our teachers are specialists in working with dyslexia and related difficulties, equipping our pupils with strategies for learning that will enable them to succeed in their education and beyond.

Our bespoke approach integrates all aspects of learning under one roof:  Highly qualified teachers with a passion for special educational needs, small class sizes, an adapted National Curriculum made accessible to those with learning difficulties, specialist teaching techniques, daily one-to-one tuition for every pupil (up to Y8 and in small groups for Y9-11), focused study sessions to support GCSE preparation, and for those who need it, in-house Speech and Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy.

This year we are celebrating our school’s 30-year anniversary.  Founded in 1991, The Unicorn School has supported over 670 pupils with our specialist teaching.  We look back with pride in our achievements and excitement for the future development of our school.


This short film explores some of the ways dyslexia may affect a child.


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