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Sheiling School is an independent specialist SEN school and children’s home for children and young people aged 6-19. We offer day and residential placements for 52 weeks, termly and weekly boarders.

The School is registered as a charity and is located on a beautiful estate in Thornbury, near Bristol. 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.

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Holistic Education

Sheiling School has a bespoke curriculum based on Rudolf Steiner’s educational recommendations, further adapted to the particular needs of our learners and covering all key areas of the National Curriculum. 

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Home Life

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

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“How can I possibly put into words the gratitude and happiness we now feel for having our amazing boy back?”

Why Choose Sheiling School?

Our 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. Our 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 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.
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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