Aurora Hedgeway School

Special needs catered for

Aurora Hedgeway School provides flexible specialist education for children and young people aged 7-19 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.

Specialist facilities

• Small classes of up to six students;
• High staff ratios;
• Integrated therapy;
• Sensory Room;
• Music Room;
• Individual Learning areas;
• Therapy spaces;
• Horticultural Garden;
• Hardcourt and playground area;
• Food Technology room;
• Library;
• Forest School area.

General environment

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.

Set in two acres, the former farmhouse which is now the school, has undergone a significant refurbishment and upgrade to provide a modern and enabling learning environment that meets the complex needs of our students.

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.


Aurora Hedgeway School
Rookery Lane,
BS35 4JN


01454 632532



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Length of school year

38 weeks

Age range

8-19 years

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