Frewen College is a leading day and boarding school for children aged 7-19 with dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia and speech, language and communication needs. Being the oldest dyslexia school in the UK, and possibly the world, It has a long history of nurturing dyslexic students with a rich heritage dating back to 1910. Classes are appropriately small, and all our highly experienced teaching staff have dyslexia qualifications.
Frewen has a happy atmosphere and a supportive community. By restoring our student’s confidence and unlocking their talents, our students enjoy learning again, and, as a result, thrive. We have students of all academic abilities, with dyslexia and related SpLD needs and yet our students regularly exceed national exam expectations. Staff and students are extremely proud to have been voted at the end of 2018 the ‘Best Dyslexia-Friendly School’ by the British Dyslexia Association. We have also featured in 6 short information films produced by the BDA highlighting how to teach dyslexic students.
Recently Frewen was amongst the national winners of the BT tech factor Competition for our cutting-edge use of Assistive Technology in the classroom. This dyslexia-friendly software has helped students overcome reading and writing barriers to learning.
Frewen is based in the beautiful 17th Century Brickwall House and grounds, owned by the Frewen family for 400 years. We attract students from all over the UK, but also have some international students and we have a long history of welcoming families in the forces at the school- indeed our benefactor was Admiral Sir John Frewen.
Our school combines a beautiful country house and park setting with younger students being encouraged to embrace outdoor learning, and all students enjoying sports and regular camps in the grounds.
Although benefiting from a rural location, uniquely we are within just an hour of London, Gatwick Airport and the Channel Tunnel, and able to access Eurostar services at Ashford International Station. We are the closest Dyslexia Specialist Provision school to the Continent.
Boarders benefit from a wide variety of sport and a full and varied programme of weekend activities and visits.
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