Special Education Needs and Disability

A learning disability affects the way a person understands information and how they communicate. This means they can have difficulty:

  • understanding new or complex information
  • learning new skills
  • coping independently

Around 1.5 million people in the UK have a learning disability. It's thought up to 350,000 people have a severe learning disability. This figure is increasing.

At Dormers Wells High School it is vital to us that each young person is prepared for adult life and that we provide a caring, co-operative environment which fosters intellectual, social, racial and religious tolerance. We develop resilience, self-motivated young people who are prepared for the challenges of future study and employment and are active and self-reliant members of society.

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For all special education needs and disability queries, please contact our SENCO, Jill Laporte. 


Jill Laporte      



02085666446 ext. 347