92 St John's Hill, London, SW11 1SH, UK
Tel: (+44) 20 7738 2344
Fax: (+44) 20 7738 9862
National, US, UK, curricula.
GCSE, SAT exams.
55 students, 7-19 yrs.
Centre Academy is the UK's oldest day school for children with specific
learning difficulties. The school teaches the skills and coping strategies
that enable students with dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, and dyspraxia to succeed.
The school also offers programmes and courses for gifted 'non-traditional
learners' who profit from highly individualized instruction.
Class sizes are very small, usually no more than six to eight;
and students profit from a significant amount of one-on-one instruction.
Each student is tested and evaluated so that a programme can be
designed to meet that student's individual needs. Students are placed
according to need and current level of achievement, not on a pre-conceived
notion of where a student should be at a given age. Teachers are
dedicated professionals who have chosen to work with children who
have special educational needs.
English and mathematics form the core of the curriculum. Other
areas of study involve the humanities, science, foreign languages,
ICT, art, drama, music, and sport. Individual counselling, speech
and language therapy, and occupational therapy are available. There
is a wide range of extra-curricular activities and an after-school
Homework Club. The school works to develop a partnership between
the student, the school, and the family. To this end parent conferences
are a vital part of the continual assessment process.
Centre Academy follows the English National Curriculum through
the GCSEs. Older students have the option of continuing and earning
the American High School Diploma. There is an excellent record of
student admissions to universities in the UK and the US, as well
as to Sixth Form colleges.
Renowned for its happy and nurturing atmosphere, Centre Academy
is a congenial mix of British, American, European, and other nationalities.
Headquartered in a listed Edwardian building, the school is located
in central London with convenient public transport serving all points
in the city and also key suburban areas.