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The Unicorn School

The Unicorn School

A Specialist School supporting pupils with dyslexia and related learning difficulties

Admissions Procedure

Supporting LiteracyWe warmly welcome
new pupils to join our school at any time of the year.

Please contact the registrar for more information on

Parent Visit

Before any visit to The Unicorn School, we ask that you provide any relevant reports such as Educational Psychologist's report, Dyslexia report, Occupational Therapist's report, EHC Plan or reports from your son or daughter's current school.  Our specialist assessors will then consider the reports and decide whether they think we may be an appropriate setting for your child or not.

If we feel that we can meet your child's needs, you will invited to visit the school for an individual tour.  This enables you to see our specialist approach to teaching in action and to discuss your child's individual needs with our Head Teacher, Mr Andrew Day.

All tours comply with the current Government guidelines regarding COVID-19.

Pupil Assessment Visit

Following this, your child will be invited to attend a diagnostic assessment at The Unicorn School.  This will enable our specialist teachers to assess your child's educational needs.  Parents will be provided with a professional report outlining our assessment outcomes.  A fee of £750 is charged for the pupil's visit and report.

If your child already has a recent Educational Psychologist's report, we will not reassess and there will be no charge.  However, we would ask that you bring your child to visit the school so that we can meet him/her.

We will also ask for permission to contact your child's current school.

Offer of a Place

Your child will be offered a place at The Unicorn School should the reports, visit, assessment and current school contact indicate that we can support your child's individual needs. 

Parents are asked to accept the offer of a place within 14 days, after which time the place will be made available to other pupils.  In order to confirm your acceptance of a place we require that you provide the following:

  • Enrolment Fee of £100
  • Deposit of £650, refundable to parents at the end of the child's final term
    at The Unicorn School
  • Completed Acceptance Form
  • Completed Enrolment Documents

If you have any further questions or would like to arrange a visit to The Unicorn School please contact me or complete our admissions enquiry form
I look forward to hearing from you.

Elizabeth Carter Shaw


Registrar: Miss Elizabeth Carter Shaw