CReSTeD - Council for the Registration of Schools Teaching Dyslexic Pupils

CReSTeD is a charity set up in 1989 to maintain a Register of Schools accredited for their provision for children with Specific Learning Difficulties. These schools cover all levels of provision for SpLD pupils and include both state and independent establishments.

Our purpose is to help parents and those who advise them choose an educational establishment, which will be critical to their child’s educational future.  Our Register is a valuable resource for parents, educational advisers and schools.

CReSTeD works with support from British Dyslexia Association, Dyslexia Action, Dyslexia-SpLD Trust and the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre and is the key reference point and a symbol of quality when seeking a school with SpLD provision.

The CReSTeD Register covers all levels of provision for Dyslexic (SpLD) pupils. There are several lists of schools offering such provision, but only CReSTeD will visit schools using a consultant selected for their experience in the field of SpLD to ensure they meet the basic criteria set by the Council. Schools are revisited every three years to ensure the criteria are maintained.  

Our website provides parents with all the information they need, whether it be finding a school or understanding our criteria. 

There are six categories within our criteria according to the type of provision:

Dyslexia Specialist Provision (DSP) schools established primarily to teach pupils with Dyslexia.

Dyslexia Unit (DU) schools offer a designated unit that provides specialist tuition on a small group or individual basis, according to need.

crested imagesMaintained Schools (MS) local authority schools able to demonstrate an effective system for identifying pupils with dyslexia.

Specialist Provision (SPS) schools are specifically established to teach pupils with dyslexia and other related specific learning difficulties.

Teaching Centre (TC) designated centre providing specialist tuition on a small group or individual basis, according to need.

Withdrawal System (WS) schools help dyslexic pupils by withdrawing them from appropriately selected lessons for specialist tuition.

CReSTeD contact details

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February 2, 2018

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