Aurora St Christopher's School

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St Christopher's School
The Sensory Garden at St Christopher's School - - 943693.jpg
The sensory garden at the school
Established 1945
Type Independent school
Special Needs School
Location Carisbrooke Lodge, Westbury Park
DfE URN 109342 Tables
Students 49[1]
Ages 7–25

St Christopher's School is located in Bristol, England. It is a special needs residential independent school for around 50 children and young people aged 7 to 25,[1] who have severe and complex learning difficulties, or profound and multiple learning difficulties. They all have special requirements for their care and education.[2]

Many of the pupils have language and communication disorders, some have physical disabilities and some display challenging behaviour. Some of the additional conditions are autism spectrum disorder, epilepsy, Rett syndrome and Angelman syndrome.[3]

In December 2015 it was announced that the school is to close,[4][5] but in January 2016 it was taken over by The Aurora Group, allowing it to remain open.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Independent school inspection report" (pdf). Ofsted. 14 October 2009. Retrieved 26 October 2011.
  2. ^ official website
  3. ^ "St Christopher's School". Special Needs UK. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Special needs school in Bristol to close down". ITV. Retrieved 11 December 2015.
  5. ^ Yong, Michael (10 December 2015). "Parents devastated and vow to fight closure of special needs school in Bristol". Bristol Post. Retrieved 11 December 2015.
  6. ^ "St Christopher's, Bristol special needs school to stay open". BBC News. 14 January 2016. Retrieved 24 January 2017.

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Coordinates: 51°28′37″N 2°36′51″W / 51.47684°N 2.61425°W / 51.47684; -2.61425