Our purpose is to help parents and those who advise them choose schools for children with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD). Of these the main difficulty is dyslexia. There is, however, a general recognition that dyslexia does not always exist in isolation and latest research demonstrates a high level of co-occurrence with other difficulties. These include Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia, ADD, ADHD as well as Pragmatic and Semantic Language Difficulties.
Schools listed in the Register have declared whether they have provision for pupils with SpLD - when linked with dyslexia. All schools will have their provision for these additional needs observed during their routine three yearly visits.
CReSTeD acts as a source of school names which parents can use as their first step towards making a placement decision which will be critical to their child's educational future. CReSTeD is a valuable resource for parents, educational advisers and schools.
CReSTeD was established in 1989 and publishes its Register of schools annually. These schools cover all levels of provision for dyslexic pupils and include both state and independent provision.
The Register is published annually and is obtainable from the CReSTeD Administrator. To encourage accuracy, Council require schools to inform it of significant changes which impact on provision for its dyslexic pupils.
The website contains all the information that is in the Register. It is updated as new information is received, or new schools approved, and contains links to the websites of all registered schools as well as to other websites which may be of assistance to parents of dyslexic children.
The Council includes representatives from the British Dyslexia Association, Dyslexia Action, Dyslexia-SpLD Trust, the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre, educational pyschologists and schools. A solicitor who is a specialist in the legal aspects of dyslexia is an Honorary Advisor to the Council.
CReSTeD was founded to help parents. It has had, and will continue to have, influence on the standards of provision for dyslexic pupils.
Printed copies of the Register are compiled each October. A copy can be obtained free on request to CReSTeD, by email, phone, post (please refer to our Contact Us Page) or by downloading the pdf:- The CReSTeD Register. Copies are also available from the British Dyslexia Association or Dyslexia Action. The Register is supplied to the DfES, local authorities, other advisory bodies and main libraries.
Digital versions of the Register and Information Pack are available in pdf, iBook and ebook formats. Please refer to the downloads page for more information.
The British Dyslexia Associatio, Dyslexia Action, Dyslexia-SpLD Trust,and the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre.
Original established by the BDA, the Dyslexia Institute (now Dyslexia Action) along with others, to produce an authoritative list of schools, both maintained and independent.