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Our Academies

Knowle DGE Academy

A modern building with excellent facilities situated in South Bristol, offering up to 156 places for young people with SEMH, ADHD, ADD, ODD and ASC(SLCN). It is a very popular provision for young people with EHCP offering places from Key Stage 1 right through to a specialist 'Outstanding' Sixth Form (Ofsted, 2015). The state-of-the-art Vocational areas offer the opportunity to achieve Level 2 courses in Construction, Motor-vehicle and Land-based studies.


Notton House Academy

A residential provision set in picturesque countryside near Chippenham, Wiltshire, offering up to 50 places (residential and day) for young people with SEMH, ADD, ADHD, ODD and ASC(SLCN). It is within easy reach of Bristol, Bath and Swindon and offers many additional courses and opportunities rarely available in most schools, including horticultural and agricultural and outdoor pursuit courses. Places are offered for Key Stage 2 at which time the impact of a residential experience can be most effective.



St Matthias Academy

A well-established pupil-referral base and Alternative Provision for up to 65 young people in the Fishponds area, with a satellite base in Brentry. It has an excellent reputation for supporting students who have been excluded from mainstream schools in Key Stage 3 or 4, and helping them return successfully or move on positively to FE.

Lansdown Park Academy, Stockwood

Recently re-furbished and accommodating up to 45 young people in Key Stage 2 or 3, based in the Stockwood area of Bristol on the border with BANES. 15 places are reserved for an Early Intervention Base which supports mainstream children from local Primary Schools who are at risk of exclusion. It has been very successful in helping them return more successfully to their local mainstream school.

Lansdown Park Academy, Rush Hill

In a refurbished wing of the former Bath Community College, Lansdown Park Academy Rush Hill has places for up to 20 students, from Years 7 to 11.  The school employs specialist teachers and support staff with experience in working with young people with social, emotional or mental health needs. 


Soundwell Academy

Soundwell is a specialist Academy for young people with additional needs principally in the areas of Social Emotional Mental Health (SEMH), Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD), Speech Language and Communication (SLCN) and Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC). All pupils have an Education and Care Plan.



The Sky Academy

The Sky Academy provides life transforming education and residential care for boys with complex social, emotional and learning difficulties which engages pupils and develops positive attitudes to learning while developing key skills that they need beyond school.