Welcome to Somerset Progressive School

Karl Templeman

Welcome from the Head Teacher

Welcome to Somerset Progressive School. We are committed to each and every one of our pupils, providing specialist support tailored to each individual’s unique needs, so that all pupils achieve their full potential.

In 2019, we were delighted to be announced the winner of the Positive Behaviour Support Award at the National Learning Disabilities and Autism Awards.


Somerset Progressive School (SPS) helps young people toward a better future by supporting pupils in the change and growth that will lead to progress and success. Our aim is to transform lives by preparing our pupils for life, further education and employment.

We provide a safe and supportive environment where learning becomes an enjoyable experience, embodying the Keys Group values of Excellence, Passion, Integrity and Caring.

What sets us apart from other schools

SPS is a registered independent school in a rural location and offers an attractive and stimulating learning environment, combining specialised teaching facilities with local resources. The school has a welcoming, relaxed feel but maintains high professional standards.


We provide individually tailored packages of education for boys and girls aged 7-19. Many of pupils have been diagnosed with Autism

Areas of expertise

We specialise in Communication and Interaction and cater for pupils with:

• Speech and language delay, impairments or disorders

• Specific learning difficulties

• Additional needs or moderate to severe learning difficulties

• Autistic Spectrum Conditions and/or moderate and severe learning difficulties.

We also have a wealth of experience and expertise in cognition and learning and social, emotional and mental health (SEMH).


Somerset School’s First Aid Policy is available to parents on request or via the school office.

“The school overall does brilliantly in creating an effective learning environment…Everyone is really approachable and accommodating” Ofsted 2017

“Pupils thrive in this welcoming, caring school” Ofsted 2017