Education 1st


We offer a supportive environment using a trauma informed approach to enable young people to re-engage with a classroom setting through bespoke and small group lessons and activities, focusing on activity based learning that provides an achievable platform to show progress.

Alongside our learning package, we offer a varied range of activities that include; Fishing, Boxing, Strength and Conditioning, Teambuilding, Football, Dance, Cookery and Life Skills, Educational Trips and Visits, Gardening, and Bowling. Our main area focus is around SEMH and building positive relationships with adults and peers. We firmly believe that if young people have a sound base in this area, learning and achievement follows.

We provide transport for our young people, collecting them for their session and dropping them home when it is over which aids increased attendance.


We offer Maths, English, Cookery and life skills and PSHE. Not accredited

Meals provided

Breakfast if required and lunch

Transport provided

Transport is provided

Operating times

Bristol school term time
School holiday periods

Sessions are 9am to 1.15pm, 2pm to 4.30pm or 9am to 4pm

Meeting student needs

  • Social, emotional, and mental health needs
  • Cognition and learning needs
  • Speech, language and communication needs
  • Physical disability
  • Visual impairment
  • Hearing impairment
  • Offending / Risk CCE
  • Risk of CSE
  • Attendance/engagement needs
  • School refusal
  • Anxiety
  • Specific learning difficulty (e.g. dyslexia)
  • Autism without MLD or SLD
  • Autism with MLD or SLD
  • Sensory needs


No governance structure

Awarding bodies

Not applicable

Programme information

Morning session 9am to 1.15pm, maximum group of 3
Morning session 9am to 1.15pm, 1 to 1 provision

Afternoon session 2pm to 4.30pm, maximum group of 2
Afternoon session 2pm to 4.30pm,1 to 1 provision

Full day session 9am to 4pm, maximum group of 3
Full day session 9am to 4pm,1 to 1 provision

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Sessions are: 9am to 1.15pm, 2pm to 4.30pm or 9am to 4pm
Time of day

Other Details


Age Ranges
Key Stage 2
3 & 4
Referral required
Referral Details

Referrals to Alternative Learning Provision (ALP or AP) will be made by schools or the Local Authority 

Contact details

Contact name:
Louise Harvey
07341 564 377
Education 1st Filwood Community Centre
Barnstaple Road BS4 1JP
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