schools in bath or bristol

(19 Posts)
jainspero Mon 14-Nov-16 22:59:21

HI there, I'm looking for a school with good SEN (either independent or state) - not too pushy academically but good schools, creative, good vibe where kids are happy. My son is high functioning autism (asperges's) but mild. Need a cary atmosphere for him.
Any recommendations (we're thinking of relocating asap as he in Year 5)

muttleydosomething Mon 20-Mar-17 14:49:44

I would like someone to respond on this too, as it is of interest to me as well!

2014newme Mon 20-Mar-17 14:52:55

Sidcot is known for being caring

DeffoJeffo Mon 20-Mar-17 16:38:27

Monkton combe in Bath is excellent pastoral-care wise. You'd need to chat to them about any extra support your son would need x

MummyPigLovesAppleSauce Mon 20-Mar-17 16:56:29

The Oasis school in Bridlington has a specialist ASD centre. Don't know if it's any good though as we moved away from the area 5 yrs ago when it was still a LEA school.

MummyPigLovesAppleSauce Mon 20-Mar-17 16:57:04

Brislington! Stupid phone!!

jo164 Mon 20-Mar-17 18:17:13

I've heard good things about Abbeywood school for ASD children. Think they have a hub where children can go if they need time out of mainstream, can go at lunchtime or even have lessons there sometimes. I have a friend who's son is autistic and they are trying for the new special school called pegasus, being opened on the Patchway site. It is mainstream education in a specialist environment, so suits high functioning children who will access the curriculum with the right environment. Think you need an ECHP to be eligible for that school. I do know of a bright boy with aspergers who is at QEH in Bristol. He is doing very well, but very mild, and School is quite academic and expects a lot.

Ruby2202 Mon 20-Mar-17 18:18:06

Claremont school in Henleaze

Imjustapoorboy Mon 20-Mar-17 18:27:38

Try the Downs School in Wraxall. Very inclusive, caring and on site therapists can be arranged

catslife Tue 21-Mar-17 10:46:49

Although no longer in special measures, Oasis Brislington is a recent academy converter that had to become an academy due to being rated as inadequate. I wouldn't describe it as being a "good" school.
As far as I know they no longer have specialist ASD provision.

purplesky22 Tue 21-Mar-17 13:11:16

Agree with Cats. I wouldn't describe Oasis Brislington as a good school. Know someone who took their son out of the school had had severe autism and is now going to a special school.

Have personally moved out of Brislington as don't want my dc going to that school.

mouldycheesefan Tue 21-Mar-17 13:40:49

Agree with pp. I have heard good things about THe Downs being nurturing too but they do only go up to 13, again I have heard same about support at QEH. Both are fee paying.

MrsEricBana Tue 21-Mar-17 13:49:23

Aaargh, wrote really long message and lost it. Yes to Monkton Combe (fee paying) and possibly Beechen Cliff (state). Not King Edward's probably.

Bookridden Mon 27-Mar-17 20:59:05

So, is Oasis Brislington a better school now it's an academy, or should it still be avoided?

catslife Tue 28-Mar-17 10:55:24

A bit too early to say Bookridden. They haven't, as far as I know, had a full OFSTED inspection since they became an academy. There was a significant improvement in GCSE results in 2016 though.

catslife Tue 28-Mar-17 18:45:54

I will send you a pm Bookridden as this topic has deviated from the original thread.

artistictemperament Wed 29-Mar-17 08:45:59

Hello - not relevant for your ds as is a girls school but Westonbirt is worth a look as excellent SEN and caring, happy environment attended by girls from both Bath and Bristol areas.

artistictemperament Wed 29-Mar-17 08:47:49

ps maybe also post this on the SEN section of Education as sure to get some good advice from there - good luck :-)

samlovesdilys Wed 29-Mar-17 21:41:46

Kingswood used to be...there is a school down in Somerset called apple something that is dyslexia focused. Both fee paying I think.

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