Camphill Communities Thornbury Limited

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Thornbury Park,Thornbury
BS35 1HP

01454 412194

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Sheiling School,Thornbury

The Sheiling School is an independent residential school for children and adolescents aged 6-19 with special educational needs. The school is part of Camphill Communities Thornbury and a member of the Camphill Movement. We offer both residential placements for termly and weekly boarders, day placements, as well as short term breaks.

Located on a beautiful estate in Thornbury, near Bristol, the Sheiling School aims to provide pupils with a holistic education within a safe, secure and well-supported environment. We have superb facilities and provide pupils with an excellent academic education, as well as a wide range of therapies.

Holistic Education

The Sheiling School follows the Steiner Waldorf Curriculum. This includes all areas of the National Curriculum, but also includes therapies and encourages pupils to develop life and independence skills.

Home Life

The Sheiling School, Thornbury, provides pupils with a safe, secure and nurturing home environment. We provide pupils with excellent care, nutritious meals and a wide range of leisure activities.


The Sheiling School offers a wide variety, including speech and language therapy, occupational therapy and music therapy. Our qualified therapists work closely with care and teaching staff.

The Outdoor Curriculum

We offer a therapeutic and educational programme to children and young people who are hard to reach and who may have experienced difficulties with a more formal approach to education and rigid timetables. This approach has been very successful with children and young people who have been out of school for long periods of time or who found it difficult to adapt to a classroom setting due to behaviour difficulties.


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