Recognising Strengths, Gaining Skills, Achieving Success


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.

Read More


Proud to be part of the

Brunel SEN
Multi-Academy Trust


Contact Us

Churchward School
Unit 4
Bagbury Park
Lydiard Millicent

Telephone Number:
01793 209198

Location Map

Covid 19 Update - Confirmation of Provision at Churchward School
from Monday, 23rd March 

The guidance from the government is that social distancing is the only way that we will be able to keep everyone safe. Therefore, to support the health and safety of all those at Churchward School we are asking you to keep your child at home if it is possible to do so.

Churchward School plans to stay open for as long as possible providing appropriate provision for students who will be attending.

As of today (20th March 2020), projected staffing levels are allowing for the main school [Bagbury Park] to operate as normal. However a slightly reduced provision is in place for Links and Bridges students due to level of need and staff availability.

If or when staffing levels decrease then students will be offered continued provision based on the priority the Government has given to those parents who are key workers and/or those children or young people who are deemed “at risk” or “vulnerable.”

Churchward School is in constant communication with parents/carers and is updating them on a regular basis as information changes.

Churchward School has put in place a comprehensive education and activities’ package which is available for all students regardless.

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

PLEASE READ - Please be aware that there are many fraudulent emails/scams being sent at the moment pretending to be from schools offering refunds for school trips or offering payments for those families on free school meals. Please do not reply to these emails and do not email any personal information, such as bank details, to anyone. If you are unsure about a telephone call, text or email claiming to be from school, please check with the school office first.

Many thanks for your cooperation and support at this challenging time.