Avalon School


Welcome to Avalon School

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Avalon School. Avalon School is a secondary special school for students with an Education Health and Care Plan. Students have a wide range of needs including Severe and moderate learning difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Condition and Profound and Multiple Learning difficulties.

Students can be placed at Avalon School from across Somerset, however, the majority of students are based within the Mendip area of the county.

In September 2021, Avalon School joined a Federation with Polden Bower School. Polden Bower school is based in Bridgwater. The schools working together will provide greater opportunities for sharing resources, facilities and expertise. The Federation is also working with The Bridge School, Sedgemoor. You can read more about the partnership under the 'Our School' tab. 

I am pleased to welcome you to Avalon School as Executive Headteacher and hope this website provides the answers to your questions. If not, please do contact us for more information.

Helen Farnell

Executive Headteacher


Welcome to Avalon School website where you will find lots of information about the school and our school community. 

Avalon School is a great place to learn, the staff team are committed to young people's development in independence and life skills. Everything we do at Avalon School is based around our motto- Learning for Life, focusing on the adult our learners will become. 

We want all of our young people to communicate, develop empathy, feel valued and to achieve their full potential. We do this through a personalised and rich curriculum which is purposeful and meaningful to each student. 

Please do get in touch if you have any questions, would like to arrange a visit or cannot find what you are looking for on the website. 

Amy Norris

Interim Head of School 

At Avalon School we are committed to the welfare and safeguarding of our students.  We expect all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment.

 Safeguarding Policy