Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs) affect the way children process and learn information.  They often run in families and occur independently of intelligence.  They may have an impact on education and learning.  In general, a pupil may be diagnosed with a SpLD where there is a lack of achievement at an age and ability level, or a large discrepancy between achievement and intellectual ability.

Dyslexia is the most common SpLD and is usually hereditary.  A child with dyslexia may have difficulty spelling words correctly while writing; letter reversals are common.  However, dyslexia is not only about literacy – it affects the way information is processed, stored and retrieved with problems of memory, speed of processing, time perception, organising and sequencing.

Preston Grange Primary School may refer a child for assessment to North Tyneside Dyslexia Team.  This would not be before Year 3 (age 7 years).  Our School is a Dyslexia Friendly School.  This means our School and classrooms are as suitable as they reasonably can be, to support the dyslexic child.

Please see the section on our website 'awards and achievements' to read about our school Dyslexia Friendly School award.

For further information the British Dyslexia Association link is below:


Please also see the following link: