my 2 older boys went to Oldershaw and I have nothing but praise for them.
My eldest (is now 21yrs old) has dyslexia (now called specific learning difficulties)and is dyspraxic (bad clumsy co-ordination) and joined Oldershaw because they had the newest and best programme in there for dyslexia at that time and he was one of their success stories as he had to relearn everything back to basics and he did it. He even won student of the year twice. They also encouraged (as well as myself) him to play basketball to help with dyspraxia and the coach was really encouraging and supportive of him and he now plays for the Wirral team.
His GCSE results weren't the best BUT he did do the best he could to his abilties. He then went into 6th form and finally finished with BTEC's in Art. Hes now a supervisor for one of the big bar franchise in Liverpool.
My other son (now 20yrs) has ADHD, and Oldershaw was absolutely brilliant, tolerated his hyper-ness and helped him reach his potential and he finished there with A*'s, A's & B's GCSEs, BTEC distinctions in Business Studies. And is now up for promotion at the same bar his older brother works at.
Both of mine were vulnerable and we didn't have any bullying issues. I didn't once have to phone them up or had to go in and sort anything out. And I know they had a few concerns with my 2nd son about were/how to vent the hyper-ness in a constructive manner and lets put it this way, they encouraged him to play football and he ran rings around all of them (still does in fact
). They were looked after really well and all the staff bent over backwards to help them.
hope its of some help for you anyway.