Founded in 1952


As a registered charity we operate on a ‘not for profit’ basis. The fees charged to various local authorities only cover the direct costs of the education, care and therapy services we provide for that particular young person, with a small percentage built in for management and overheads.

The Sheiling School relies upon charitable donations to fund the vital development and improvement of our facilities and the purchasing of specialist equipment. We do not receive any government grants to assist with the costs of capital projects such as new buildings, refurbishments or vehicles.

If you’d like to support us there are many creative and enjoyable ways to help. You could hold a coffee morning, auction, cinema evening, jumble sale or quiz night. Perhaps you’d prefer to undertake a sponsored challenge? Or you can simply make a donation. Every single contribution helps – even the smallest amount raised really does make a difference! Your generosity can help in a very specific way – please click on the titles below to read about our current appeals and how to donate.

Thank you so much for your interest!

Current Appeals

We would like to be able to purchase some new bikes for our younger pupils as these are of great value both therapeutically and recreationally.

We are fortunate to have a large indoor space that is used for a educational purposes as well as sports and other activities. We would like to be able to provide more equipment for the Movement Hall such as footballs, balance boards, scooters and a rowing machine.

We currently have ten different classes in school and there is an ongoing need for specialised classroom equipment.

You can make a secure and direct donation to the Sheiling School via the following links:

To make a donation via PayPal simply click here:


Make a donation using Virgin Money Giving


Virgin Money Giving is a 100% not-for-profit charity fundraising website. It’s designed purely to help people raise more money online, without taking a penny in profit. They pass on Gift Aid in full and ensure that charities receive donations within a week. So more money goes where it’s needed – directly to charity.




Raising money for the Sheiling School using easyfundraising is straight forward and completely free. First you need to register with them and tell them that you want to support us. From then on, instead of going directly to the retailer’s website, log into easyfundraising first and click on the retailer you want to shop with. You’ll then be taken to the retailer’s website where you shop as you would normally. But because you visited easyfundraising first, the Sheiling School receives a donation. The donation is usually a percentage of how much you spend but it might also be a set amount. It really is that simple! Registered retailers include Amazon, M&S, Boden, John Lewis, Argos and 2000 other well known names.


Alternatively you can simply make a direct donation by cash or cheque

Please make cheques payable to Sheiling School

Sheiling School
Thornbury Park
Park Road
Bristol BS35 1HP


Leaving a Legacy

By leaving a gift in your will (a legacy) you can make a lasting difference to ensure that the Sheiling School’s invaluable provision continues into the future. We know that naturally your family and friends come first and that legacies come in all shapes and sizes, so for our children and young people to be thought would mean a great deal to us.

There are various ways you can leave a legacy and you should always seek professional legal advice before doing so. If you’d like more information about leaving a legacy to the Sheiling School please contact us.



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