Welcome to Sheiling School Thornbury!

We are 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.


Hello and welcome

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.

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

Why choose Sheiling School?


Our Safeguarding Team meet regularly to review safeguarding concerns, welfare concerns, physical interventions, complaints and any sanctions and exclusions.

If you have any concerns please speak to any member of the team.


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.

Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour to see our beautiful grounds, inside some of our classrooms, our residential home spaces and facilities such as our swimming pool.


We’re very happy to share with you some testimonials written by parents and carers of our young people and visitors to our school and residential care homes.

Join Our Team

We are seeking committed and motivated individuals to become part of our dynamic team, take a look at our current opportunities. We are committed to equality  and will consider applications from all members of the community


We are fundraising for a number of projects throughout the school and residential facility including permanent flooring for our new polytunnel, equipment for our therapeutic swimming pool and new playground equipment.

As a registered charity, we rely on the generosity of our community of donors, sponsors and business supporters to help ensure our young people receive the best education, care and therapy services.  Your donations and support help to make up the shortfall in what is provided by the local authority to enable us to offer children with special educational needs the care and education they deserve.

Get in touch

Want to get in touch? We’d love to hear from you. Here’s how you can reach us…