At Sheiling School, Thornbury, we have two residential houses, which can accommodate 9 children, within the school’s 30-acre grounds, aged 6 to 19 years old.
Both houses have several bedrooms, varying in size and are decorated to suit the needs of the child. Communal areas include a kitchen, lounge with an open fire, dining area, wellbeing rooms and a separate laundry. Both houses are surrounded by mature trees and are open to the ground’s gardens.
Each child has their own bedroom, decorated to their needs and choice. Bathrooms and toilets are shared.
We create a home life in which each child can feel nurtured, safe and are able to expand their life skills and experience a wide range of activities, in preparation for their adult life. Each day is well-structured and follows a familiar routine, both in the classroom and at home, providing each child with stability and security.
Dedicated staff are responsible for each child’s daily care, helping them to develop socially, improve their self-help and independence skills and much more. Staffing is at least on a 1:1 basis in the daytime. Night-time staffing levels can be 1:1 or shared staffing, depending on the child’s needs.
History of the Houses
Tyndale House was named after William Tyndale who was an English biblical scholar and linguist who became a leading figure in the Protestant Reformation in the years leading up to his execution. He is well known as a translator of the Bible into English.
Halliers House was named so because it is hallowed ground- next to St Mary’s church: Halliers (Halyhurste 1533, v. hālig’holy’, doubtless in the sense belonging to the church’)
Please click here, for more information of the 500-year celebration of Thornbury Park