Welcome to Atkinson

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“We are helping young people to understand and manage their emotions.

 

“We provide a safe and secure home for up to 12 young people aged 10-17. Young people stay with us on a temporary basis when they are experiencing crisis in their lives because they are placing themselves and others at risk, or have a history of absconding from previous placements.

 

“We offer positive intensive support to each young person, giving them opportunities to develop to their full potential. And we reduce their risk so they can return to a positive lifestyle in the community.”

Darren Beattie, Atkinson Manager

What's new?

Jack and the Beanstalk

Throughout December, the Atkinson students have been to see the pantomime Jack and The Beanstalk at the Northcott Theatre in Exeter.  This trip is an integral part of the English curriculum, incorporating a range of skills – listening, following storylines, … Continue reading

Atkinson School offers Duke of Edinburgh award

The Atkinson School are pleased to now be offering the Duke of Edinburgh award. The DoE is the world’s leading youth achievement award, giving millions of 14-24 yrs olds the opportunity to be the very best they can be.  The … Continue reading

Children in Need 2018

Children in Need 2018 was a great day for both students and staff.  The Atkinson School had a non-uniform day with students and staff dressing up in onesies and having their faces painted.  Students produced some delicious cakes for a … Continue reading