Shapwick School

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school

Shapwick Manor
Station Road
8 - 18
Other independent special school
4 1 1 2 3 4
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School Description

Shapwick School is a specialist school for dyslexic boys and girls aged 8 - 18 years. It offers a broad/balanced curriculum taught by specialist teachers and therapists, such as SALT and OT. Class sizes are small (average 7 - 8). Pupils achieve impressive GCSE results.

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News & events from Shapwick School

Last update: 03 May 2019


We are extremely proud that out of all of the GCSE results gained by our students this August, 78.9 % hit or exceeded targets.  100% of students taking Film Studies, Core Science, Photography and English hit or exceeded their predicted grades

Given the difficulties that our students come to us with and will never be "cured" of, this is an incredible achievement. 

The impressive commitment and endeavour shown by our outgoing Year 11 students' was fantastic.  Their persistence and aspiration has paid off. Our teaching and therapy teams spent inordinate amounts of time and effort in supporting our young people and personalising their learning, so breaking down the barriers to learning that we see every day at Shapwick and giving them strategies to help them understand, remember and recall.

A massive 76.9 % of students achieved 5 or more A* - E grades and 42.3 % of students achieved 5 or more A*-C grades, including English and Maths – both of which pose obvious and significant difficulty for our students

100% of students gained an A* - E in English, Art, Photography, PE, Geography, History, Film Studies

96% of students gained an A*-E in Science

72% of students gained an A*-E in Maths


100% of students taking Geography gained A* - C

88.9% of students taking Photography gained A*-C

83.3% of students taking Film Studies gained A*-C

75% of students taking Drama gained A*-C

Shapwick School Catchment Area Map

This school is independently managed and its admission criteria may be selective. There is no set catchment area as pupils are admitted from a wide variety of postcodes and, in the case of boarding schools, from outside the UK. Contact the school directly or visit their website for more information on Admissions Policy and Procedures.

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