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Welcome to Kingsweston School

Kingsweston is a multisite special school located in North Bristol. We cater for children and young people with a wide range of  needs, including Autism, Severe Learning Difficulties and complex needs. All of our pupils have an Educational Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

Kingsweston School operates in three strands in order to provide a meaningful and appropriate educational provision for a cohort of pupils with a large range of special educational needs. 

The ASC Strand caters for pupils in KS2, KS3, and KS4 with a primary diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) and is based across two sites (Shirehampton and Brightstowe) that are both co-located with local mainstream schools. 

The SLD Strand caters for pupils in KS1 (including those with a diagnosis of ASC) to KS5 with Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD) and is based at our Napier Miles site. 

The KEEP is a provision for pupils aged 5 -19 with complex needs who require a bespoke educational package in order to access education. The KEEP is located in a new purpose build building on our Napier Miles site.

Please use each strand's page (located in the main menu) for further information. 

A message from the Headteacher

   My name is Emma Richards and I am the Acting Headteacher at Kingsweston School. I am also Headteacher at Claremont School, in Bristol. Kingsweston School is a very diverse school which is located across 3 difference locations in north Bristol. However, we are one school with a whole school ethos. We see each pupil as an individual and we want them to achieve the best they can whilst at Kingsweston School. I am privileged to work with so many pupils in Bristol.


  At Kingsweston School we have a personalised, ambitious curriculum that entices curiosity and develops skills for life. We promote a sense of identity and belonging to our school, local and wider community. We support our learners to flourish into healthy and resilient individuals. We champion independence and self-advocacy so the leaners’ voice is heard and respected. We achieve this through our values of Creativity, Connectedness, Nurture and Empowerment.



We have a number of key partners with whom we work to make the best provision we can. Two of our three sites are co-located with mainstream schools:

  • Green Tree School
  • School Gardening Member
  • Safety Mark
  • RSPB