Dunedin School

BY David Doig Foundation

Dunedin School was set up to offer an alternative to mainstream secondary schooling in Edinburgh and is described as a ‘second chance school’. The school has an excellent track record in its work with children who can’t cope with mainstream education and has a high success rate of pupils who leave school with decent qualifications and many go on into university or employment.  Pupils at the school present with issues and difficulties such as social communication disorders (e.g. Asperger, autism); specific learning disorders (e.g. dyslexia, dyspraxia) and behavioural difficulties arising from domestic trauma or dysfunction. The timetable at the school is carefully constructed to provide a curriculum that suits each individual as closely as possible and caters for any specific learning needs. The teaching groups are carefully considered to create a calm learning environment in which the pupils can reap maximum benefit. The David Doig Foundation funding will help the school to continue supporting pupils through practical and vocational opportunities and to build on its high success rates.

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