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Welcome to Briarwood School

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It is a great privilege to be able to welcome you, as the Executive Headteacher of Briarwood School on behalf of our dedicated and exceptional team. 

Briarwood is a Bristol School committed to providing high quality education, care and life experiences for children and young people aged 3-19 with Severe and Profound Learning Difficulties, Complex Needs, Autism and Sensory Impairment. The school is based on 3 sites across East-Central Bristol and is made up of Briarwood Infants, Juniors, Secondary, Sixth Form and The Nexus (a specialist centre for pupils with Behaviours that challenge). 

The values of Briarwood are that all pupils should Enjoy their time with us, so that they can Engage and Learn to their full potential. You can read more about our vision and values here

Our school community, supported by a committed governing body, is determined that each pupil receives a bespoke and holistic education, within a caring and nurturing environment. We prioritise individualised next steps of learning by working in a multi-professional team which includes, therapists, specialist staff and other support services.

At Briarwood we are extremely proud of our school, the achievements of our pupils and the expertise and dedication of our staff. We understand how important choosing the right school is, and so on behalf of our community, we would like to warmly invite you to visit our school and experience for yourself the quality of education we offer.

We hope you find the information about what is happening in our schools and the range of learning opportunities we provide useful and informative. If you cannot find what you are looking for please do not hesitate to get in touch





Nicolle Deighton
Executive Headteacher

Latest News and Events

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02nd April 2019

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01st January 2024
Briarwood School
Whole School Vision, Values and Ethos

The values of Briarwood School are that all pupils should Enjoy their time with us, so that they can Engage and Learn to their full potential.

Contact Us Briarwood Infants 0117 9038727 Briarwood Juniors and Briarwood Sixth Form 0117 3532651 Briarwood Secondary and Nexus Provision 0117 3773042