The latest edition of the Good Schools Guide praises Calder House's “amazing success rate” in returning pupils to mainstream education and describes us as “a happy school where children can regain their self esteem”.

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At our latest Ofsted inspection (in May 2012) Calder House was rated as "OUTSTANDING" in every single one of the seven performance categories. 

"The quality of education is outstanding and the school fully meets its aims, being particularly successful in reintegrating pupils back into mainstream education." Read more>>

About us

Calder House is a small, co-educational day school for children aged between five and 13 who, for various reasons, are out of step with their potential.

We offer a friendly, non-competitive environment in which children with dyslexia and other specific learning/language difficulties are encouraged to enjoy school while developing the skills they need to successfully return to mainstream education.

At Calder House each pupil follows an individual timetable tailor-made to meet the needs of both the child and the National Curriculum. Our average class size is just eight with a staff to pupil ratio of one to four.

We get results.

Based on our most recent figures over a ten year period (2001-2011), a typical pupil:

  • arrives with an unmeasurable reading age or one that is more than two years behind their chronological age
  • spends just over two years at Calder House
  • leaves with a reading age appropriate for their chronological age or (in the case of one in three pupils) an adult reading age

To find out more about entry to Calder House, click here to download details of our admissions proceedure and current fees.

Calder House School, Thickwood Lane, Colerne, Wiltshire. SN14 8BN | Tel: 01225 742329 | Email:
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