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Learn@ MAT

Learn@ MAT Specialist Academy


“All different; all equal; all learning together”

Public Consultation Meeting for the opening of a new free special school, St Stephens Road, Soundwell, Bristol, BS16 4RL

We are holding a community based consultation afternoon/evening at St. Stephens Church, Church Road, Soundwell, Bristol, BS16 4RL. This will be on Tuesday 19th November based in the Church building. Please feel free to drop in at any time between 3 pm and 6:30pm to meet key personnel from Learn@ MAT and the building contractors, Interserve. 

Learn@ Multi-Academy Trust (Learn@ MAT) are a specialist educational trust which focusses on educating young people aged 5 – 18 years, who have diagnosed Social, Emotional, Mental Health (SEMH), or Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN). We run four Academies across the region based in Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset and Wiltshire. Two are specialist school Academies, namely, Knowle DGE Academy and Notton House Academy; and two are Alternative Provisions, namely, St Matthias Academy and Lansdown Park Academy. We wish to open a new special free school in Soundwell, South Gloucestershire for up to 136 young people with special needs in SEMH or SLCN. This will cater for young people aged 5 to 18 years old and offer them both a full Academic curriculum and a Vocational Curriculum, which will include courses in Hair and Beauty, Hospitality and Catering, Motor Vehicle and Engineering and Construction.  Our new school will also include a short-break residential provision for up to 12 young people to stay for two night breaks during the school week.

We are interested in your views on the whole programme and specifically if you have any concerns with our ability to deliver this new specialist school.   Please join us at:

St. Stephens Church, Church Road, Soundwell, Bristol, BS16 4RL

3pm and 6.30pm on Tuesday 19th November

If you are unable to join us, please complete and return the Learn@ Free School Questionnaire below.