ELLESMERE College has been recognised for its support provided to students with dyslexia.

After a recent inspection, it has now been re-registered as a Category Dyslexia Unit (DU) – a title given to a school which has a designated learning support unit or centre providing specialist tuition for small groups or individuals.

Inspectors from the Council for the Registration of Schools Teaching Dyslexic Pupils (CReSTeD) visited the college in May and spent time in the specialist support lessons, as well as interviewing pupils, staff and parents who were reported to have commented on the improvements in their children’s confidence and happiness.

The report was full of praise, stating that: “Ellesmere College has created a caring, supportive environment in which students can develop academically and personally.

And that the college, which was also recognised at the recent Shropshire Dyslexia Awards: “Has a strong ethos of enabling the individual to reach their full potential in all areas.”

Jo Manion, head of Support for Learning, said: “We are delighted to be re-registered as a Category Dyslexia Unit.

“Being able to offer specialised support to ensure our students can excel whatever their needs is extremely important to us – and it’s wonderful to hear such great comments from inspectors, students and parents.”