Why Choose Holme Court School?

International and national recognition and winner of the prestigious Lord Stafford Award for Innovation 2012.

What we offer: Teaching and support at Holme Court


  • Quality first teaching from qualified enthusiastic teachers with a specialism in dyslexia and specific learning differences
  • Multisensory teaching
  • Access to assistive and contextual technology
  • 45 minute lessons to aid concentration
  • Highly structured, cumulative personalised and targeted small steps in learning
  • Classrooms design, decorated and furnished in response to research to support sensory processing difficulties
  • Visual cues, aids and resources
  • Cross curriculum practice – linking new knowledge and skills
  • Differentiated and scaffolded tasks, personalised to each learner in response to ongoing monitoring and review
  • Access to specific resources, such as writing slopes, pencil grip, wobble cushions, weighted blankets, fiddle toys, concentration pictures and cream paper to reduce glare/eye strain
  • Adapted subject specific resources
  • Pre-teaching of key vocabulary and adult modelling of skills
  • Use of Widget symbols
  • Social skills groups
  • Frequent movement/brain breaks

“This school is a place for healing for the many pupils who join the school after challenging experiences in education”

Ofsted 2022

“Many pupils told us that at this school they are valued for who they are and they are and ‘don’t feel the odd one out any more.’  Pupils learn about themselves and use this self awareness to overcome what ever challenges they face in learning. They approach learning confidently and with determined focus. They take pride in their many impressive achievements and take positive next steps in educational training.”

Ofsted 2022