Service Details

Venue Address

Address 1
Longfellow Road
Bath & North East Somerset

Venue Contact Details


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About the Service

About the Organisation

We are a special school for 3-19 years old. All our students have or would find it difficult to work within mainstream schools due to significant and complex learning difficulties. We provide education that is broadly based on the National Curriculum and is tailored to meet individual needs. We have two specialist resource bases, one for autism and severe communication difficulties, the other for severe and profound multiple learning difficulties. We have hostel provision for up to 14 students.

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Opening Times
MondayFrom 08:45To 15:15
TuesdayFrom 08:45To 15:15
WednesdayFrom 08:45To 15:15
ThursdayFrom 08:45To 15:15
FridayFrom 08:45To 15:15
How do people access your service?
They need a referral

Service Details


If from another LEA

Type Of Service
Employment / Education and Training
We support the following age groups:
0-5 Years 5-11 Years 11-14 Years 14-25 Years
Who can use your service?

Young people with complex, severe or profound needs or autistic spectrum disorders.

Inclusive Services

Additional and Special Educational Needs

How do you aim to meet the unique needs of the child?

The school admits young people with severe or complex learning difficulties. Pupils may have communication difficulties that limit access to the curriculum in a mainstream environment. Sensory impairment, physical disability or emotional and behavioural difficulties may compound difficulties in some instances but will not be the primary area of need.
In addition there is residential provision (Fosse Way House) for up to 11 pupils who have a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorders or Asperger Syndrome. These pupils receive a management/education programme extending beyond the school day implemented by the Residential Education Team. This provision is designed to offer an extended curriculum within a structured and consistent environment.

All students at Fosse Way School will have a personal tutor who will work closely with the young people and the professionals listed above to ensure that each student has an appropriate and supportive programme of education across the Key Stages.

How do you promote positive relationships and ensure good, ongoing communication with families?

In addition to personal 1:1 contact between parents and staff at school; parents’ evenings; open evenings and information sessions the school liaises with parents regularly in the following ways:
- An annual review
- Tutors will meet with parents three times each year
- Tutors will set progress meeting dates
- Tutors/Parents are sent a list of invitees with option of including others they would like to attend. Tutors/parents will need to advise office team to send an invite
Please read full document for further details.

Conditions we support
Autism / Aspergers Syndrome Communication Hearing Impairment Learning Difficulty Mental Health Physical Disability Visual Impairment


Physical Environment Accessibility

Is there accessible parking on site?
Is there a pedestrian route?
Is it smooth and with dropped kerbs?
Are doors 900mm or more wide, with flat thresholds?
Do you have external ramps?
Do you have a lobby / porch area?
Can wheelchair users clear the outer door prior to opening the inner?
Are there interior automatic doors?
Are there wide unobstructed corridors (minimum 1200mm)?
Do you have a lift for wheelchair users?
Do you have internal ramps?
Do you have internal steps?
Do you have a visual / flashing fire alarm?
Do you have accessible toilets?
Do you have an accessible changing room with a changing bed and a hoist?
Do you have an induction loop and / or radio mikes?
Do you have a quiet room or a quiet area?
Do you have an outdoors play area?
Is this safe and enclosed?
Are the outdoor areas well lit (for evening activities)?
Do you have a soft play area?
Do you have a sensory room or area?