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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.

In light of the current situation, we have changed our admissions process temporarily due to Government restrictions.  Please contact the regsitrar for more information on

Our normal admissions procedure is as follows:

Parent Visit

Parents are invited to visit the school either on one of our
Open Mornings, or for an individual appointment.  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.

At this stage 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.

Pupil Assessment Visit

Following this, your son or daughter will be invited to spend two consecutive trial days at The Unicorn School.  This will enable our specialist teachers to assess the 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. 

Offer of a Place

You will then be invited to meet with our Head Teacher to discuss your child's visit and assessment report.  Your son or daughter will be offered a place at The Unicorn School should the visit and assessment indicate that we can support their 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