Birdwood School

Who we are:

  • Birdwood School is a Remedial Pre-Primary and Primary school in Sherwood for children with developmental delays and learning difficulties.
  • We are part of the multidisciplinary assessment and therapy centre at the Sherwood Children’s Centre.
  • We are registered as an Independent School with the Department of Education.
  • Birdwood School has assisted children from the Durban area for more than 40 years, having started with the Sherwood Children’s Centre in 1973.
  • We offer a rich school experience in a small class environment, with one class per grade.
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What we offer:

  • Small classes (maximum of 15 children in a class)
  • Trained teachers and teacher assistants in each class
  • We are CAPS compliant and follow a mainstream syllabus
  • Speech and language therapy, Occupational therapy and Remedial teaching on site, during the school day
  • Aftercare and extra mural activities
  • FM Systems in the classrooms to enhance listening skills, concentration and learning potential.
  • Computers, media and music as part of the curriculum


Contact our Therapeutic Head Justine Schapers on [email protected] regarding our admission procedure.

Applications for grade 4 and 5 for 2018 are now open.

(We will be offering placement for grade 6 in 2019 and grade 7 in 2020)