Bellavista School is an independent preparatory school for children with learning potential who are experiencing specific or generalised learning difficulties, which prevent them from achieving success in a mainstream school environment.
We aim to encapsulate every child’s strengths and promote these, whilst developing coping strategies to overcome areas of weakness.
Through our Bellavista S.H.A.R.E arm, the professional staffs of our school are involved in training others. We believe that we are a resource to support educators and therapists in their professional development. S.H.A.R.E hosts workshops, evening talks and conferences in addition to active mentoring programmes.
Bellavista S.E.E.K offers an in-depth assessment service to support parents in gaining insight into their child through educational assessment in the context of a multidisciplinary team. Our experienced psychologists capably advise and assist. In every respect, Bellavista seeks to help where we can and ensure that all the children we meet find their place in the sun.
Pupil of the Month
One of Matthew’s Occupational Therapy aims was to improve the function of his right arm and right leg, to improve his bilateral coordination, and to improve his independent mobility. His parents followed up on the recommendations and they managed to get Matthew his own adapted ‘bicycle’. “Well done Matthew Cleasby!”, “Wow what a super bicycle”, “You did it!”, “You deserve to be the pupil of the week!”, were some of the comments Matthew received from his peers when he rode on his adapted ‘bicycle’ for the first time at school. Matthew expressed that he was happy and excited as he had not been able to ride on a bicycle for the last 6 years. He was beaming! Matthew experienced a feeling of competence and the positive feedback from his teacher, therapists and peers tripled his sense of accomplishment. Matthew displayed increased confidence and motivation in the days following his first attempt and deserves The Pupil of the Month Award!