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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Mary Hare School

Mary Hare is a boarding and day school for deaf children in Newbury, Berkshire.

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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 www.specialneedsguide.co.uk, 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.

specialneedsguide.co.uk began life as the website for Which School? For Special Needs which focused on non-maintained special needs schools.

specialneedsguide.co.uk is now a stand-alone platform in its own right.

We are in the process of developing the site to make it a more encompassing resource for parents, schools, educators and SEN professionals.

If you would like your maintained special school or college to be included please let us know and we will be happy to include you.

We now have a Suppliers/Services section; if you would like to be included please get in touch with us.

Using the search filters above, you can search for schools that specialise in social interaction difficulties (including autism and Asperger syndrome)emotional, behavioural difficulties and/or social difficultieslearning difficulties (including dyslexia/SPLD) or sensory or physical impairment.

You can also find information on special education colleges and schools that offer education for those aged 16+.

Search results include the specific conditions that schools cater for (check our glossary for abbreviations), while you can click on selected schools for extended profiles. 

Read full profiles of leading schools and find independent schools in your region: the West of EnglandEast of EnglandEast MidlandsGreater LondonLondonthe North-Eastthe North-Westthe South-Eastthe South-WestWest Midlands and Yorkshire & Humberside.

You can also read about some of the latest initiatives and developments in the special needs sector by visiting our editorial section.

If your school or company would like to feature on www.specialneedsguide.co.uk, please contact Gerry Cookson: gcookson@johncatt.com