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Dyslexia Friendly Quality Mark for Education

The BDA’s Dyslexia Friendly Quality Mark provides a framework for schools to improve their understanding of dyslexia and develop the support they offer to their dyslexic learners. The Quality Mark philosophy is that changing practice to accommodate dyslexic individuals results in greater levels of achievement and engagement for all learners.

Our Dyslexia Friendly Quality Mark will provide a framework of support and understanding to ensure that everyone within your school or organisation understands the needs of the dyslexic individual and that the appropriate resources and strategies for support are available. This award is only issued to those schools or organisations that can demonstrate that they provide high quality educational experiences for dyslexic individuals.

Whilst the Quality Mark should ensure that the needs of most learners with dyslexia are supported, some learners with more severe needs may require specialist support provided by specialist dyslexia schools.

The BDA Dyslexia Friendly Quality Mark is an external sign of approval widely recognised in the UK and internationally. Above all, holding the award is a positive statement to learners, parents, staff and stakeholders that your school or organisation is a place in which dyslexic individuals can thrive.

Achieving the award gives you the option of including your school or organisation on the CReSTeD (Council for the Registration of Schools Teaching Dyslexic Pupils) register of Maintained Sector (MS) schools.

For more information on the Quality Mark criteria and processes, including how to apply, please contact the Quality Mark Team at