Aurora Hedgeway School
Special needs catered for
Aurora Hedgeway School provides flexible specialist education and residential care for children and young people aged 8-19 years old with communication and associated difficulties. Students may be on the autistic spectrum, have Asperger’s Syndrome or other difficulties that impact their emotional health and well being and create barriers to learning.
• Small classes of up to five students;
• High staff ratios;
• Integrated therapy;
• Sensory Room;
• Music Room;
• Individual Learning areas;
• Therapy spaces;
• Horticultural Garden;
• Hardcourt and playground area;
• Food Technology room;
• Forest School area.
At Aurora Hedgeway School we put students’ needs first, because we know that once we understand their personal needs and individual learning styles we can provide the right level of support to enable them to learn more effectively and achieve their full potential. We work with students to prepare them for adulthood, whether that be further education, training or employment.
Hedgeway is a positive, vibrant and collaborative learning community where every young person is given the care, support and levels of challenge needed to develop not just their academic abilities, but also their self-confidence, life skills and independence.
The school provides day placements for 38 weeks of the year and the children’s home offers flexible residential placements for up to 52 weeks of the year.
Set in two acres, the former farmhouse which is now the school, is undergoing a significant refurbishment and upgrade to provide a modern and enabling learning environment that meets the complex needs of our students.
The children’s home is being relocated in the community with two new houses in Pilning and in north Bristol which will be ready for October 2017 and provide 6 and 4 beds.
Students develop their culinary skills in our teaching kitchen, learning how to make snacks, bake cakes and cook simple, nutritious meals. There is a thriving vegetable patch in the horticulture garden and a Forest School area used for structured outdoor learning sessions and particularly beneficial for those needing time out of the classroom. The school regularly accesses sports, leisure and cultural facilities in the busy, diverse city of Bristol and surrounding areas.