Teachers and pupils

Calder House has approximately fifty full-time places divided into six classes. The maximum academic class size is 8. The pupil/staff ratio is generally 4/1 but reduces to 1/1 as required.

Calder House is staffed by fully qualified and experienced teachers, who are supported by classroom assistants and by our own specialist staff trained in the remedial support of pupils with dyslexia, dyspraxia, perceptual and language difficulties.

Almost all specific learning difficulties can be assessed and addressed within the school programme, and the school is appropriate for most dyslexic, dyscalculic and dyspraxic children. The specialist support pupils require is incorporated into each pupil's timetable, and forms an integral part of the day's activities.