Learning Support

Merchant Taylors' School is a selective academic school catering for boys with high ability.  Entrance is via an internally set and administered entrance exam, followed by an interview.  While applications from boys with a Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD) or a Special Educational Need (SEN) are welcomed, we are not a specialist SEN provider.

Where there is an existing Educational Psychologist’s report or medical report, we ask that a copy of this is submitted at the time of application so that we can make the necessary access arrangements for the entrance exams. Where there is an identified need but an Educational Psychology assessment has not been undertaken, please contact the school. At this stage, it is not necessary to arrange a new assessment.

Our Learning Support Department supports the boys through assessment and identification, referral to external agencies, study skills, targeted, short-term help, and in-class support, if appropriate Learning Support information is disseminated by the Learning Support Co-ordinator and a Specialist Teacher.  In effect, every member of staff is a member of the Department, as we regard Learning Support as a whole school issue and the classroom as the point of intervention.