Maple Hayes Hall School is
one of the select few day schools for dyslexics and underachievers
is inspected and approved by the Department for Education and Skills.
The School is set in extensive grounds near Lichfield and caters
for up to 120 children from 7 to 17 years. We have a worldwide
reputation for our unique and effective teaching methods and for
our examination results. After taking GCSE with us, most students
go on to higher education at college or university.
Parents who are considering placement of
their child at Maple Hayes School, may be intending to place privately
or they may be seeking a statement of special educational needs
to cover the cost of the
who come to us have had great difficulty in learning their letter
sounds, in splitting up the oral word
into syllables and
the syllables into their component sounds or ‘phonemes’,
and in getting these sounds and their letters in the right order
when spelling words. These problems are very common in younger
children. The dyslexic child has extreme difficulties in learning
to read and write by phonics which persist beyond the age of 7
We specialise in teaching methods which
lead away from this area of weakness and build on their strengths
with a range of targeted
teaching strategies which do not involve phonics or multi-sensory
methods. We provide a good all-round education without the stigma
of withdrawal to a special unit and our youngsters compete well
in the Midland and National Independent School sports championships.
Pupils generally come to Maple Hayes around the age of 10 or younger
so that we have the opportunity to improve their literacy and to
enable them to take a range of GCSE’s commensurate with their
intellectual ability. Our Ofsted report says “ the school’s
approach to teaching dyslexic pupils to read, write and spell is
very effective. Pupils make great gains in reading accuracy, fluency
and spelling. They also write very legibly in a good cursive style.
All this means that across the curriculum the quality of presentation
of their work is excellent and that their literacy skills support
their learning in other subjects”.