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Catch22 include Bristol is an Ofsted registered independent school. It provides full-time, alternative, secondary education for young people who have been excluded from their previous school or pupil referral unit.

Catch22 include Bristol aims to ensure that local young people are included in mainstream education, training or employment so they can participate as full members of their communities.

The school has 60 places for learners aged 14 to 16-years-old across five sites in Bristol. The team also provide an outreach programme.


Nearly half of the current learners have a statement of special educational needs relating to their social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH).


We offer a range of programmes for individuals with different needs:

  • Bridge courses
    Academic, social and cognitive education for young people who work well in small groups
  • Nurture groups
    A more intimate and nurturing group environment for learners who need to be with their friends and peers but who can struggle in groups
  • Outreach
    One-to-one support and education for young people who can’t maintain their behaviour in a group. Learners are supported to progress to group sessions when they are ready
  • Contact Plus
    An engagement programme for learners who are totally disaffected from education and struggle with poor attendance. Contact Plus helps young people appreciate the benefits of education, develop cognitive skills and overcome barriers to learning.

The school delivers outreach provision in local facilities such as public libraries or in students’ own homes.

Learners are also given guidance regarding online child safety and exploitation. Read the latest information from CEOP about keeping children safe online or to report any concerns regarding online safety.


Referrals are received from Bristol City Council and other local authorities, special educational needs (SEN) teams, schools, social services and Connexions services.

Read about the referral process for include schools.

Catch22 provides young people aged 4-18 with alternative education in order for them to progress and succeed in sustained education or employment. We do this through high quality teaching and learning based on effective relationships that enable the achievement of life skills and meaningful qualifications.
Learn more about our education provision.

Catch22 include School Bristol is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Registered Company No: 02429781 | Registered Charity No: 0803333
Registered Office: c/o Catch22, 27 Pear Tree Street, London EC1V 3AG
Company Secretary: Daniel Jansen