It is not the role of schools to ‘diagnose’ children. Schools focus on need, not labels.
Schools do not have the ability to diagnose dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia or other conditions. It is not the school's role or responsibility to pay for private diagnostic assessments. We have a ‘screening test’ for dyslexia which is designed to give an indication of possible dyslexic difficulties and may be used where a child is failing to respond to the ‘normal’ learning to read process or where there has been a request from a parent. It does not provide a diagnosis and is not 100% accurate. Schools may use a dyslexia screening test to give an indication of possible dyslexic difficulties and will then put in place relevant support for a child.