Founded in 1952

 

The Sheiling School is an independent residential school for children and adolescents aged 6-19 with special educational needs. We offer residential placements for termly and weekly boarders, day placements and short-term breaks.

Located on a beautiful estate in Thornbury, near Bristol, the Sheiling School aims to provide pupils with a holistic education within a safe, secure and well-supported environment. We have superb facilities and provide pupils with an excellent academic education, as well as a wide range of therapies.


Holistic Education

The Sheiling School follows the Steiner Waldorf Curriculum. This includes all areas of the National Curriculum, but also includes therapies and encourages pupils to develop life and independence skills.

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Home Life

The Sheiling School, Thornbury, provides pupils with a safe, secure and nurturing home environment. We provide pupils with excellent care, nutritious meals and a wide range of leisure activities.

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Therapies

The Sheiling School offers a wide variety, including speech and language therapy, occupational therapy and music therapy. Our qualified therapists work closely with care and teaching staff.

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The Sheiling School does an amazing job for some extremely challenging pupils – my daughter included. They strive to bring out the best in everyone through patience, kindness and skilled teaching methods. They invite parental participation and comments and take them into account.
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News Section

03May

Annual Fundraising Summer Fair

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Our Annual Fundraising Summer Fair will be held on Saturday 11th June 2016 from 12 to 4pm. There will be... Read More →
06Apr

The Singing Club Choir concert in Thorn Hall

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During the Easter Short Term Break our young people and the staff had the pleasure of a visit from The Singing Club... Read More →

Why Choose the Sheiling School?

The Steiner Waldorf Curriculum provides young people with a rich educational experience and is adapted to ensure all aspects of learning are accessible to all Sheiling School pupils. The curriculum gives equal attention to the physical, emotional, intellectual, cultural and spiritual needs of each pupil, and is designed to work in harmony with the different phases of child development.
At the Sheiling School, a team of professionals designs an individual plan or programme for each pupil to help him or her to get the most out of his or her education. The programme builds on the Steiner Waldorf Curriculum and sets out the strategies being used to meet the pupil’s specific needs.
The Sheiling School is situated within a tranquil and attractive park, on the edge of the South Gloucestershire town of Thornbury, near Bristol. The grounds are ideally suited to outdoor lessons and leisure activities, and we also have superb facilities, including our own swimming pool.
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