Council for the Registration of Schools Teaching Dyslexic Pupils

Register Key

We use a series of abbreviations within the Register, below you will find a key to them. The key will help in understanding the information about each school or teaching centre.

General Overview

Special Needs provided for and the status of the school or centre i.e Independant or Local Authority, Boarding or Day school. Numbers given after the sex of the pupils (eg 7-13) indicate the age range of pupils within the school (not necessarily within any Learning Support Unit).

Abbreviation Description
ADD Attention Deficit Disorder
ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ASD Autism Spectrum Disorder
Dysc Dyslcalculia
Bdg Boarding
Day Day Students
Dysg Dysgraphia
Dysl Dyslexia
Dysp Dyspraxia
G & T/
Gifted & Talented
(alternatively MAT - More Able & Talented)
Ind Independent School
LA Local Authority
P & S Pragmatic and Semantic Language Difficulties
SLCN Speech, Language and Communication Needs. Children
SpLD Specific Learning Difficulties
Wk Bdg Weekly Boarding

Associations & Accreditations

Association membership/Accreditation - those chosen for inclusion are felt to best indicate the type of school.

Abbreviation Description
ATI Association of Tutors Incorporated
BSA Boarding School Association
EICIS European Council of Independent Schools
GSA Girls' Schools Association
HMC Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference
IAPS Incorporated Association of Preparatory Schools
ISA Independent Schools Association
ISC Independent Schools Council
NASEN National Association for Special Educational Needs
NASS National Association of Special Schools
NMSS Department for Education Non-Maintained Special Schools list
SoH The Society of Heads

Exams Prepared For

Examinations prepared for: schools may offer exams in additional areas, for example, music.

Abbreviation Description
AS/A2 Advanced Subsidiary/ Advanced General Certificate of Education
AVCE Advanced Vocational Certificate in Education
B.Tec B.Tec first diploma courses (taken post age 16)
C & G City & Guilds
CoA Certificate of Achievement
CE The Common Entrance Examination for entry to senior schools
CoE Certificate of Education
CLAIT Computer Literacy And Information Technology
CSYS Certificate of Sixth Year Studies
EPQ Extended Project Qualification
ESB English Speaking Board
GCSE General Certificate for Secondary Education
GNVQ General National Vocational Qualification
IBDip International Baccalaureate Diploma
RSA Royal Society of Arts
SAT Standardised Attainment Test
SG Standard Grades (Scottish Qualifications Authority)
SH Scottish Highers
Univ Entry for examinations and procedures in readiness for University entry