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Dyslexia Friendly Awards

Dyslexia Friendly Quality Mark for Education

The Quality Mark philosophy is that changing practice to accommodate dyslexic individuals results in good practice for everyone.

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 appropriate resources and strategies for support are available. This in turn is likely to lead to greater levels of achievement for everyone.

This award is only issued to schools or organisations that can demonstrate that they provide high quality education and/or practice for dyslexic individuals. Whilst Quality Mark should ensure the needs of most children with dyslexia are supported, some children with the most severe needs may require more specialist support such as provided by specialist dyslexia schools.

Above all, holding the BDA Dyslexia Friendly Quality Mark is a positive statement that lets everyone know that your school or organisation is a good place for dyslexic individuals.

BDA Quality Mark and Crested

All schools who have achieved the BDA Dyslexia Friendly Quality Mark are included on the register of Maintained Sector schools at CReSTeD (Council for the Registration of Schools Teaching Dyslexic Pupils). For further information please visit

We offer the BDA Dyslexia Friendly Quality Mark for the following organisations and institutions:

  • Schools
  • Further Education colleges
  • Youth Offending Teams and Institutions
  • Other education institutions - please get in touch to discuss the suitability of the Quality Mark

To find out more and apply, contact us on