Recognising Strengths, Gaining Skills, Achieving Success

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Welcome from Churchward School

Churchward School is built on the foundations of “Recognising strengths, gaining skills, achieving success”, something which runs through everything we do and I am extremely excited about the role this school will play in supporting our pupils realise their full potential.

The school was approved by the Department of Education in 2016 and opened its doors in September 2018 to provide secondary and sixth form places for students with autism and associated social communication difficulties.

All Churchward School staff are committed to enabling our pupils to overcome their challenges through supporting their social development and their academic and vocational learning. This is achieved through bespoke curriculum and therapeutic packages designed around each pupil as an individual.

If you would like to know more about Churchward School and what we do then please feel free to contact me.

Dave Dearsley
Head teacher

Good News Stories

The students of Churchward School often take their learning outside of the classroom which provides stimulating, motivating and active lessons.

Follow the link below to read about their recent trips and activities.


Good News Stories

About Us

Please follow the link to read about the journey so far of
Churchward School.

Discover Churchward School

Work for Us

We are looking for talented teachers and teaching assistants to join our friendly, supportive staff team. You’ll be part of this inspirational new school moving into a purpose-built building in September 2020.

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Proud to be part of the

Brunel SEN
Multi-Academy Trust


Contact Us

Churchward School
William Morris Way
Tadpole Garden Village
SN25 2AN

Telephone Number:
01793 209198

Churchward School - Covid 19 Update

We hope that you have had a lovely summer break. We look forward to welcoming both our new and returning students to Churchward School on Thursday, 3rd September. Further details will follow about the Covid-19 protective measures that will be in place for the start of term.

In line with Government guidance Churchward School is open to all students.  There are protective measures in place to maintain high levels of health and safety, for more information please contact the school office.

It is very important that your child does not come to school if they are unwell.  Please contact the school office if your child, or anyone in your household, develops coronavirus symptoms. If in doubt, contact 111 for advice, before sending your child to school.

Symptoms: high temperature, new, continuous cough, loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.  Most people with Coronavirus will have at least one of these.

What to do: Call 111 for advice and to help you get a test if you need one.  Do not go to places like a GP surgery, hospital or pharmacy.  Do not send your child to school.

​Staff, parents and young people can also get in touch with the Department for Education helpline:  0800 046 8687, or you can email them at them

If you are worried about anything or concerned about a student, please visit our useful contacts and support page

Many thanks for your continued cooperation and support