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Important Decisions...

Jackie Vaux

"Choosing a school for your child is one of the most important decisions you can take to mould their future development. Come and visit us and talk through your child’s needs – we will work with you – and with them to find the very best solution for you all."

Jackie Vaux, Head Teacher

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We exist to make a difference

Who are we?

The Unicorn School is a leading, specialist day school for children aged 6 to 13 years diagnosed with dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia or speech and language impairment. We are based in Abingdon, serving families in Oxfordshire and neighbouring counties. We follow the National Curriculum. The school is rated 'outstanding' by OFSTED (OFSTED 2012),

What do we do? 

The school provides a 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, leaving with the confidence to learn, the appetite for study, and the desire to continue to succeed at secondary school and beyond.

How do we do it?

We employ experienced, highly qualified teachers with a passion for special educational needs. We teach in small classes, averaging 10 to 12 pupils, and do not stick rigidly to year groups.

Unique to the Unicorn, our offer provides for each child to receive one individual session with their regular one to one  tutor every school day. In addition, speech and language therapy and occupational therapy are provided in-house, where appropriate.

Our results stem from a focus on building self-confidence and providing a tailored approach for each child, integrating all aspects of learning under one roof. We celebrate positive outcomes. We engage with parents and generate a team effort in support of every child.

We make a difference. 

Complete the contact us details here for further general information; or the admission enquiry form where a little more detail is required.


  • Festive Fun at The Unicorn School

    What a festive fortnight we have had at The Unicorn School! On Wednesday 3rd December we opened our doors to parents and children alike for the annual Unicorn School Christmas Fair.

  • Oak Class Produce Wonderful Work

    This term Oak class have been working hard on building Mayan Temples, as part of their topic work on The Mayans.

  • Fruit and Vegetable Alliteration

    There was a veritable variety of vegetables at The Unicorn School this week, as Redwood class created personified veg sculptures as part of their Fruit and Vegetable Alliteration project.

Upcoming Events

  • School Open Morning

    We are delighted to welcome prospective parents to our school open morning, on Tuesday 17th March 2015, from 9am until 12pm.