Schools on the CReSTeD Register have asked to have their provison for Specific Learning Difficulties accredited by us. In so doing they have declared how proud they are of both their teachers and their children. There are other schools which might be in a position to help, they just haven't found us yet.
As a tiny charity, with limited funds, it is impossible for us to ensure that all 23,000 schools in the UK know we exist.
We know there are schools, other than those on our Register, who are also doing an excellent job. We don't want your child to miss an opportunity right on your doorstep.
We could be pompous and tell you our Register is the only source of information, that isn't true, there are other organisations to help you in your search and we have listed the ones we know and trust here.
You might have a school in mind already, you may simply want your child to go to school with all their friends but want to be sure the school can help.
CReSTeD places schools into categories, not because we think one school is better than another but because, just as children are different, so are schools
We explain our categories here
We explain our criteria here
There are many questions to consider when choosing a school, our Register can go some way to helping but how do you decide what to ask the schools you contact?
You could begin by reading the Parents Checklist, here you will find a lot of questions already prepared.
Some of the questions may not be appropriate to your child, you may even have thought through some of them already but we think everyone will find something to help them.
You might also like to read an article written by our Chair, Brendan Wignall. As Head of Ellesmere College, a mainstream independent school, for over 15 years Brendan has a wealth of valuable experience.