Three Ways School

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Three Ways School
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Frome Road

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Coordinates51°21′22″N 2°22′15″W / 51.3560°N 2.3708°W / 51.3560; -2.3708Coordinates: 51°21′22″N 2°22′15″W / 51.3560°N 2.3708°W / 51.3560; -2.3708
TypeSpecial school; Academy
Established2005; 15 years ago (2005)
Department for Education URN140079 Tables
HeadJulie Dyer
Age4 to 19

Three Ways School is a coeducational special school with academy status, located in the Odd Down area of Bath in Somerset, England.

It was created in 2005 from the amalgamation of three special schools in Bath, the Royal United Hospital School, Summerfield School and Lime Grove School, but only moved into its new £12 million, purpose built facilities after they were opened on 17 November 2007, by High Sheriff of Somerset, David Medlock.[1]

The buildings, grounds and facilities cater for children and young people with a range of special needs. The school is divided into small family units from the nursery for the very youngest children to a post 16 centre. The facilities include a sensory theatre[2] and Hydrotherapy pool.[3] The school also has partners with Ralph Allen School.

Architects for the scheme were Cardiff-based B3, and it won the “Inspiring Design — special needs” in the British Council for School Environments (BCSE) inaugural awards in 2008.[4][5][6]

The school converted to academy status on 1 September 2013.


  1. ^ "Official opening of Three Ways School". Bath and North East Somerset press release. Archived from the original on 2007-11-26. Retrieved 2008-01-25.
  2. ^ "Sensory technology in use at Three Ways School". Katrina James. Retrieved 9 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Three Ways School". Bath and North East Somerset Council. Archived from the original on 2008-01-01. Retrieved 2008-01-25.
  4. ^ "Bath school scoops top design award". Bath and North East Somerset. Retrieved 2010-10-10.
  5. ^ "BCSE awards celebrate the best in UK school design and construction" (PDF). British Council for School Environments. Retrieved 9 February 2013.
  6. ^ "Schools and Academies Capability Statement September 2009" (PDF). Buro Happold. Retrieved 9 February 2013.

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