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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 child'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 spend a day at The Unicorn School. 

If your child needs a full diagnostic assessment to assess their educational needs, a fee of £800 is charged for the pupil's visit and report.  Parents will be provided with a professional report outlining our assessment outcomes. 

If your child already has a diagnosis of dyslexia, dyspraxia etc, but the diagnosis is more than one year old, we will perform some attainment assessments in literacy and numeracy so that we can ascertain where your child is.  The visit and summary of the assessments will cost £575.

If your child already has a recent Educational Psychologist's report, we will not reassess and the visit will cost £250.  

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 £350
  • 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. 
I look forward to hearing from you.

Elizabeth Carter Shaw


Registrar: Miss Elizabeth Carter Shaw