Welcome to Bruern Abbey - A school for boys with Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, 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, GCSEs and other entrance examinations to mainstream independent senior schools.

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.

"The perfect mix of learning, nurturing and fun are at the centre of Bruern Abbey’s ‘free range boy.’ At Bruern you don’t have to choose between happiness and academics as they have plentiful of both"

Parent 2023

Bruern Abbey Senior School

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.

For Prep School and Senior School admission enquiries please call:

01869 934132

Or email: admissions@bruernabbey.org

Getting Started

What people say about us

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To confirm this year, Bruern Abbey School has been awarded:

Best Boys' with SPLD Preparatory School 2023 - Oxfordshire

...in the Private Education Awards 2023!

This is fantastic news and a well-deserved achievement for Bruern Abbey School!

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"Bruern Abbey is an earthly paradise, and there‘s a lot of earthy activities involved, for boys who struggle with specific learning difficulties. The targeted maths and English tuition hit the spot, building self-belief and winning places at top independent schools."

Good Schools Guide

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Tatler 2023

"A parent tells us that ‘the word “brilliant” does not do justice to John Floyd’, the ‘witty’ and ‘likeable’ Head. Boys arrive struggling with their confidence, and he ‘helps them to understand their strengths and why they should have faith in themselves’."

Tatler Schools Guide

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"The school with a distinctive USP!"

The Week Independent Schools Guide

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"The UK's only independent school expressly tailored to helping boys with learning difficulties (like dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia) pass Common Entrance exams, GCSEs, and more. It works!"

Muddy Stilettos

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Bruern Abbey Life

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