The Levels School is an independent specialist day school offering high quality education and exemplary pastoral care to students with dyslexia and co-occurring difficulties. Our teaching and learning provision would also meet the needs of individuals presenting with a similar learning profile to those with dyslexia and other Speech & Language Communication difficulties. Individuals with these differences often have difficulties with executive function, working memory and processing.
Deciding on the right school for your child is very important and we believe that a personal visit is invaluable. We very much hope that you and your child will visit our school. We are very happy to welcome visits from prospective parents and their children at any time and encourage you to do so. We are also happy to welcome all communication at any time because we recognise that our parents often require reassurance and that a regular flow of information can provide this.
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In making a decision to admit a child the school considers whether the child meets the admission criteria set out within the admissions policy, which is available to download below. In exceptional circumstances when a need is outside the criteria the school will consider whether reasonable adjustments could and should be made.
In order to be accepted at The Levels School, a student’s attainment in the areas of the National Curriculum, independence, self-management/regulation and organisational skills must comply with the following criteria:
On entry pupils should have the potential and capability to function and attain at least ELC, level 1at the end of KS4 in Core subjects English, Maths and Science according to the teacher assessed levels.
Students should be able to access a school curriculum that is differentiated for children with social, communication difficulties in line with those experienced in individuals with dyslexia and co-occurring difficulties. This will involve working in classes of approximately 8 to 12 students, with a teacher.
A bespoke curriculum provision that is sequential and multisensory in its delivery and links to individual SEND as outlined in the student's EHCP or defined by need within an EP report.
Prior to admission students must have acquired some independence and organisational skills including:
Being able to carry out a sequence of simple self-care activities reliably e.g. changing for physical activities, using the toilet appropriately, eating with peers and managing personal hygiene.
Identifying resources required for familiar and routine activities e.g. selecting correct clothing (uniform) and selecting/using appropriate equipment in lessons.