Although Shrewsbury is not a specialist school for pupils with special educational needs, it is pleased to offer learning support to pupils for whom it is likely to be of real benefit.
All pupils who enter Shrewsbury must have performed satisfactorily in our entrance tests. As a guide, we expect pupils taking Common Entrance to achieve an average score of not less than 55% across the subjects.
Shrewsbury’s Learning Support Department is led by Mrs Kath Balcombe, the full-time head of department, and includes five other part-time members of staff. All have specialist qualifications. The work of the department is primarily geared to helping pupils whose academic progress is informed by dyslexia or a specific learning difficulty (usually associated with dyslexia).
Tuition is offered outside the teaching timetable and takes place in one of the specialist rooms occupied by the Learning Support Department.
For more information, please see our Learning Support Policy