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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.

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Development News

Exciting developments are underway at The Unicorn School.  Our newly appointed Head Teacher, Mr Andrew Day, joined us in April 2015.  Under Mr Day's leadership we will be broadening the age range of our pupils and introducing GCSE's.  In September 2015 we will be opening our doors to our first Year 9 class, with Year 10 commencing in September 2016 and Year 11 commencing in 2017.  This is an exciting change for us, and one which we firmly believe meets the needs of the many families who value The Unicorn School's unique ethos and who would like the school to offer secondary education.

 Who are we?

The Unicorn School is a leading, specialist day school for girls and boys aged 6 to 14 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.


  • Welcome Back, April 2015

    A very warm welcome to the summer term, to all of our Unicorn School children and parents.

  • Easter Fair and Spring in the Air!

    March has been a very exciting month at The Unicorn School with pupils, parents and staff getting into the swing of spring.

  • A Successful Open Morning

    On Tuesday 17th March The Unicorn School welcomed interested parents and professionals to our school open morning.

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