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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

Welcome to the school website which is intended to give you an insight into our community. Although Kingsweston is a wonderfully diverse school located across four different locations in the north of Bristol, there are some fundamentals that are common to all sites and which inform our practice. Wherever a pupil is educated we will deliver a relevant, individualised and meaningful curriculum set within a context informed by an approach known as PACE. This comprises four personal qualities (Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity and Empathy) which enable adults to support each child/young person to develop their self-awareness, emotional intelligence, emotional regulation and their resilience.

Together with families we aim to discover how each pupil can best learn and we always remain curious about what is meaningful and important in our pupils’ lives. In this way we try to understand each child’s world as they see it. This helps us to create a relationship within which we can teach and care for them in a way which helps them to feel understood. We aim to nurture and develop their learning capacities, enabling them to enjoy a good quality of life through healthy living and positive relationships with self, peers, adults and their community. We strive to support the development of the whole child so that each may flourish and feel prepared for life beyond school, so experiencing the satisfaction that this brings.

In terms of the website, given the diversity and number of locations over which we operate we’ve structured it in a way that is intended to support your discovery of what you want to know as quickly as possible. We’re always looking to improve so if you have a difficulty then please feed this back to us and we’ll do what we can to address it.


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