St John's Catholic School for the Deaf

St John's is a non-maintained residential and day school offering bespoke education to deaf, multi-sensory impaired (MSI) and language impaired children.

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RNIB Pears Centre for Specialist Learning

RNIB Pears Centre offers individually tailored education, care and therapies to children and young people with multiple difficulties and complex health needs.

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I CAN'S Dawn House School

I CAN's Dawn House School is a specialist speech, language and communication school for children and young people aged 5-19 years.

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Moor House School & College

Moor House is a special school and college for children and young people with language difficulties and related communication difficulties.

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Welcome to, where you can find information on hundreds of non-maintained special needs schools in EnglandScotlandWales and Northern Ireland, catering for pupils with sensory, physical, learning, social, emotional and behavioural difficulties, or dyslexia. It is the online companion to John Catt's Which School? for Special Needs guidebook, now in its 27th edition.

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