A unique learning environment for boys with learning difficulties

Welcome to Bruern Abbey - Specialist School for Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and other learning difficulties

Bruern Abbey is a unique school, providing specialist education and pastoral support exclusively for boys diagnosed with dyslexia, dyspraxia or other learning difficulties. Our beautiful grounds provide the perfect setting for boys to thrive and engage in a plethora of opportunities beyond the classroom. Our highly skilled and passionate specialist staff, support the boys with their academic and pastoral needs; helping them develop techniques and skills to successfully manage their learning difficulties.

We have for many years been the only school in the country to have as its main purpose the preparation of boys with dyslexia, dyspraxia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia and other learning difficulties for Common Entrance and other entrance examinations to mainstream independent senior schools. We are delighted to be extending this to preparation for GCSEs, through expanding our provision to open a senior school from September 2022. Learning difficulties should not preclude academic success, and we believe that extending our provision will allow even more boys to benefit from Bruern's unique offering.

Why Bruern Abbey?

All junior classes have eleven pupils or fewer

Twice as many English and Maths lessons as a standard prep school

Reading is taught as a distinct curriculum subject

Two teachers in each class for Maths and English

Laptops are used in most lessons


Joining Bruern

The joining process at Bruern is a somewhat lengthy process, and rightly so, given our small size and specialist nature. If you are considering Bruern for your son, our Registrar, Deborah Swift, will take you through the joining process.

Getting Started

Bruern Abbey Life

See our pupils in action and have a look at the superb facilities they enjoy by browsing our media gallery below...