Holme Court is an established co-educational specialist day school catering for pupils with dyslexia and associated difficulties.
“The aim of the school is to help pupils to overcome their dyslexia by fulfilling their potential as learners and developing as well-rounded mature individuals who are well prepared for the next stage of their lives.” Ofsted 2011
We provide a dynamic multi-sensory alternative to the inevitable constraints of a traditional curriculum, enabling pupils to grow into confident, skilled, happy individuals embarking on their adult life.
All our staff are highly trained, knowledgeable and experienced in the field of specific learning difficulties. We combine a whole school approach to learning with an understanding of each individual’s needs.
“The overall positive and can do approach of the school is evident in the daily routines and enthusiasm with which the pupils and staff undertake each task. The facilities are very child friendly and allow for each child to develop at their own pace.” Inclusion Quality Mark 2008
We provide an intensive programme for our pupils, lasting generally between one and three years. The majority of our pupils are then successfully reintegrated back into mainstream settings, with new-found skills and strategies that promote more successful learning in the future. Where appropriate some pupils do continue their education at Holme Court until the age of 16.
“ The staff has developed specific skills to promote the core skills needed by the pupils as well as the providing a broad based education. The school provided an excellent foundation from which pupils can go on to achieve and feel included in the rest of their education.” Inclusion Quality Mark 2008
Our philosophy is that all children can learn; all children are enquiring; and all children deserve the opportunity to flourish in our small classes and nurturing atmosphere.
Underlying all we do is a commitment to raising the self-esteem of our pupils which we see as a vital aid to their effective progress. Our nurturing family atmosphere ensures that pupils feel at ease and able to express themselves with confidence. “Although the school is not affiliated to any religious body, its ethos is based on a strong moral code of respect for self, for others and for property.” Ofsted 2011
Children’s positive feedback and the commendable testimonials from parents are our measurements of success. Regular inspections by Ofsted have also provided an excellent reflection of the high standards of education.
Over the years past pupils have kept in touch and we are very proud of their achievements and successes.