Council for the
Registration of Schools
Teaching Dyslexic Pupils

Welcome To CReSTeD

The Council for the Registration of Schools Teaching Dyslexic Pupils, our aim is to help parents and also those who advise them choose schools for children with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

We maintain a register of schools which meet our criteria for the teaching of pupils with Dyslexia (Specific Learning Difficulties).

All schools included in the Register are visited regularly to ensure they continue to meet the criteria set by CReSTeD.

We act as a source of school names which parents can use as their first step towards making a placement decision which will be critical to their child’s educational future.

The majority of schools on the register are mainstream schools that are also able to give excellent help to pupils with dyslexia and also – when combined with dyslexia – dyscalculia, dyspraxia, ADD, and pragmatic and semantic language difficulties.

The register provides guidance for parents who are looking for a school for their child with Dyslexia (SpLD) and has become established as a first source of such guidance. For example:

  • Parents who contact the British Dyslexia Association, Dyslexia Action or the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre to enquire about schools will be referred to CReSTeD.

  • Many local authorities rely on the CReSTeD register – which is published annually – to inform their financial decisions about funding a placement for dyslexia.

  • Educational professionals look to the CReSTeD Register to inform their decisions and the advice they provide to parents.

  • CReSTeD registration in Categories DSP, SPS or DU is a criterion for schools taking children of services personnel through the Children’s Education Advisory Service (CEAS).

CReSTeD: a recognition going beyond a specialism

Our work is supported by British Dyslexia Association, Dyslexia Action, Dyslexia-SpLD Trust & Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre
The CReSTeD Council Who We Are


You can contact us by telephone: (freefone) 0845 601 5013 or by email: