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Maple Hayes Dyslexia School

01543 264387

DCSF Approved School for Dyslexic Children Approved under the
1996 Education Act
Day school
for SpLD (dyslexia)

Maple Hayes Ofsted Report
Ofsted Inspected

Northamptonshire County Council Inspects Maple Hayes School
 County Council
 Education and Libraries

BDA corporate member
Corporate Member of the British Dyslexia Association

Dr E N Brown
Chartered Psychologist
specialising in
Specific Learning Difficulties

Maple Hayes School


Shakespeare in the park

Every Summer
Shakespeare in the Park
perform in the Italian Garden
at Maple Hayes

Welcome to our website

Maple Hayes Hall School is one of the select few day schools for dyslexics and underachievers which 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 fees (and the cost of transport).


Pupils 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 or 8.


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”.

Home of the Morpheme and the Unisensory© approach
for the education of dyslexic children.

Maple Hayes Dyslexia School and Research Centre
Abnalls Lane, Lichfield, Staffs. WS13 8BL, UK

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Telephone: 01543 264387
Fax: 01543 262022


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