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.