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Aurora Hedgeway School is in the village of Pilning, 15miles north of Bristol, and provides personalised education and care for children and young people aged 8-19 years old, with communication and intensive needs, typically associated with Asperger's Syndrome, ADHD, PDA and other challenges. 

School Information

  • Location – Bristol, England

  • Age – 8 -19 years

  • Gender – Mixed

  • Principal – Kim McConnell

  • Head of Care - Elaine Philpott

Aurora Hedgeway School is an Independent Special School, and an Ofsted registered Children’s Home. All students at the school have either a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education Health and Care Plan. The school provides education and care on a daily, weekly and annual basis, and can offer one-to-one teaching or whole-class teaching with plenty of support for children learning at different stages. Each child is considered as an individual and their day is planned meticulously to match their strengths and develop their academic skills and self-confidence.

Our spacious and attractive grounds, include private school gardens, an orchard and our own woodland copse. Our location is ideal, providing privacy and calm, yet within close proximity of Bristol, with its vibrant and diverse range of learning, leisure and social activities.


  • Music Room

  • Gardening Area and Allotment

  • Playground and sports courts

  • Students' DT Kitchen

  • Trampoline

At Hedgeway School, we aim to prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life, and ensure we enable them to feel confident to fulfil their life goals.

Residential placements are provided on a weekly or termly basis at Clifton House which sits on the school site. Each bedroom is personalised to provide a home-like feel and to reflect the individual's tastes and needs. Clifton House has five bedrooms, a living room with access to a secure garden and a kitchen and dining room for preparing and eating meals together. 

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Contact Details:

Aurora Hedgeway School

Rookery Lane, Pilning, Bristol BS35 4JN

Tel: 01454 632532


Policies and Information:

Ofsted Report

Click here to view latest report

Term Dates

Click here to view and download 2016-17

Click here to view and download 2017-18

Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy - Click here to view policy

Clifton House Statement of PurposeClick here to view

Admissions Policy - click here to view

Behaviour Management Policy - click here to view

Compliments and Complaints - click here to view

Anti-Bullying Policy - click here to view