Ruskin Mill College

Ruskin Mill College offers over 100 places to young people with complex learning and behavioural difficulties, mental health issues and autistic spectrum disorders, including Asperger Syndrome.

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Special needs schools in the West of England

Are you looking for a special needs school in Central & West areas of England, or trying to find more information about special schools in this region?

Search here for independent special needs schools in Bath & North-East Somerset, Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, North Somerset, Oxfordshire, West Berkshire and Wiltshire. Find and compare schools nearest to you and those with particular specialisms.

You will find all special schools in this region listed at the bottom of this page, with abbreviations denoting the conditions each school caters for (check our glossary for definitions).

Click on a school's name for information about that school. Schools at the top of the listings in highlighted panels feature full profile information including social media, website and email links and optional video.  

You can narrow down your search by using the search boxes below to select schools by age, gender, those that offer residential facilities, and those that have a speciality in:

a) social interaction difficulties (including autism and Asperger syndrome)

b) emotional, behavioural and/or social difficulties 

c) learning difficulties (including dyslexia/SPLD) 

d) sensory or physical impairment 

Our postcode search facility allows you to find and compare schools nearest to you by searching a radius of two to 100 miles. 

You can gain further advice from a selection of articles on this website about choosing a special needs school.  

These search results are from www.specialneedsguide.co.uk, the online edition of John Catt's Which School? for Special Needs guidebook, now in its 25th edition.



Bredon School

Pull Court,
Bushley,
Tewkesbury,
Gloucestershire,
GL20 6AH

www.bredonschool.org

DYSL, DYSP, SPLD

Read more about Bredon School

LVS Oxford

Spring Hill Road,
Begbroke,
Oxfordshire,
OX5 1RX

www.lvs-oxford.org.uk

ASD, ASP, AUT

Read more about LVS Oxford

Prior's Court School

Hermitage,
Thatcham,
West Berkshire,
RG18 9NU

www.priorscourt.org.uk

AUT, CLD, EPI, MLD, SCLD

Read more about Prior's Court School

Ruskin Mill College

The Fisheries,
Horsley,
Gloucestershire,
GL6 0PL

www.rmt.org

ADHD, ASD, ASP, BESD, CLD, EBD, GLD, LD, MLD, PMLD, SCD, SCLD, SEBD, SPLD

Read more about Ruskin Mill College

The Pace Centre

Philip Green House,
Coventon Road,
Aylesbury,
Buckinghamshire,
HP19 9JL

www.thepacecentre.org

CLD, CP, DYSP, Hlmp, LD, MLD, MSI, PhysD, PNI, SCLD, SLD, SpeechLD, VIS

Read more about The Pace Centre

The Unicorn School

20 Marcham Road,
Abingdon,
Oxfordshire,
OX14 1AA

www.unicornoxford.co.uk

DYSL, DYSP

Read more about The Unicorn School

Action for Children Parklands Campus

Chardleigh House,
Near Appleton,
Abingdon,
Oxfordshire,
OX13 5QB

AttDD, ADHD, ASD, ASP, AUT, BESD, EBD, LD, MLD, SEBD, SPLD

Aurora Hedgeway School

Rookery Lane,
Pilning,
Bristol,
BS35 4JN

AUT

Aurora St Christopher's School

Westbury Park,
Bristol,
BS6 7JE

ASD, AUT, CLD, CP, EPI, PhysD, PartH, PMLD, SCLD, SLD, SpeechLD

Belgrave School

10 Upper Belgrave Road,
Clifton,
Bristol,
BS8 2XH

AttDD, DEL, DYSL, DYSP, SPLI, SpeechLD

Benjamin College

4 Wren Path,
Fairford Leys,
Aylesbury,
Buckinghamshire,
HP19 7AR

BESD

Bristol Dyslexia Centre

10 Upper Belgrave Road,
Clifton,
Bristol,
BS8 2XH

DYSL, DYSP, SLD

Bruern Abbey School

Chesterton,
Bicester,
Oxfordshire,
OX26 1UY

DYSL, DYSP

Calder House School

Thickwood Lane,
Colerne,
Wiltshire,
SN14 8BN

DEL, DYSL, DYSP, SPLI, SPLD, SpeechLD

Cambian Southwick Park School

Gloucester Road,
Tewkesbury,
Gloucestershire,
GL20 7DG

ASD, AUT, CLD, DYSP, GLD, LD, MLD, SCD, SCLD, SEBD, SLD, SPLI, SpeechLD

Chilworth House School

Thame Road,
Wheatley,
Oxford,
Oxfordshire,
OX33 1JP

ADHD, ASD, ASP, BESD, EBD, MLD, SCD, SLD

Chilworth House Upper School

Grooms Farm,
Thame Road,
Wheatley,
Oxfordshire,
OX33 1JP

AttDD, ADHD, ASD, ASP, AUT, BESD, DEL, GLD, Hlmp, LD, MLD, PartH, SCD, SCLD, SEBD, SPLD, SpeechLD

Cotswold Chine School

Box,
Stroud,
Gloucestershire,
GL6 9AG

AttDD, ADHD, ASP, AUT, DYSL, DYSP, EBD, EPI, MLD, SpeechLD

Fairfield Farm College

Dilton Marsh,
Westbury,
Wiltshire,
BA13 4DL

MLD

Farleigh Further Education College Swindon

Fairview House,
43 Bath Road, Old Town,
Swindon,
Wiltshire,
SN1 4AS

ASP, LD

Hillcrest Park School

Southcombe,
Chipping Norton,
Oxford,
Oxfordshire,
OX7 5QH

AttDD, ADHD, ASD, ASP, BESD, DYSL, DYSP, EBD, GLD, MLD, SCD, SEBD

MacIntyre Wingrave School

Leighton Road,
Wingrave,
Buckinghamshire,
HP22 4PA

ASD, SCD, SLD

Mary Hare Primary School for the Deaf

Mill Hall, Pigeons Farm Road,
Thatcham,
Newbury,
West Berkshire,
RG19 8XA

Hlmp, SPLI, SpeechLD

Mary Hare School

Arlington Manor,
Snelsmore Common,
Newbury,
West Berkshire,
RG14 3BQ

Deaf, Hlmp

Mulberry Bush School

Standlake,
Witney,
Oxfordshire,
OX29 7RW

EBD

National Star College

Ullenwood,
Cheltenham,
Gloucestershire,
GL53 9QU

ASD, ASP, AUT, CLD, CP, DYSL, DYSP, EPI, GLD, Hlmp, LD, MLD, MSI, PhysD, Physlmp, PartH, PMLD, PNI, SCD, SCLD, SLD, SPLD, SpeechLD, VIS

Rookery Radstock

Wells Road,
Radstock,
Bath,
Bath & North-East Somerset,
BA3 3RS

ASD, ASP

Sheiling School, Thornbury

Thornbury Park,
Thornbury,
Bristol,
BS35 1HP

AttDD, ADHD, ASD, ASP, AUT, BESD, CLD, CP, DEL, DYSL, DYSP, EBD, EPI, GLD, HighA, Hlmp, LD, MLD, MSI, PhysD, PartH, SCD, SCLD, SEBD, SLD, SPLI, SPLD, SpeechLD

St Rose's School

Stratford Lawn,
Stroud,
Gloucestershire,
GL5 4AP

CLD, CP, Deaf, DEL, DYSL, DYSP, EPI, GLD, Hlmp, LD, MLD, MSI, PhysD, Physlmp, PartH, PMLD, PNI, SCD, SCLD, SLD, SPLI, SpeechLD, VIS

Stratford Lodge

4 Park Lane,
Castle Road,
Salisbury,
Wiltshire,
SP1 3NP

ADHD, ASD, ASP

Swalcliffe Park School Trust

Swalcliffe,
Banbury,
Oxfordshire,
OX15 5EP

ADHD, ASD, BESD, DYSL, DYSP, MLD, SpeechLD

Tumblewood Project School

The Laurels,
4 Hawkeridge Road, Heywood,
Westbury,
Wiltshire,
BA13 4LF

ADHD, DYSL, DYSP, LD

William Morris College

Eastington,
Stonehouse,
Gloucestershire,
GL10 3SH

ASP, AUT, DYSP, EBD, EPI, MLD