Welcome to Atkinson

“We help children and young people to understand and manage their feelings more effectively.


“We provide a safe and secure home for up to 10 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?

Art exhibition at the Exeter Phoenix

In January, we have a great opportunity to show artwork and photography that has been produced by the young people at the Atkinson School.  The exhibition will be at the Exeter Phoenix (The Walkway Gallery), from 11 January – 11 February 2017.  Current students and … Continue reading

Atkinson has just been awarded funding by DFE to support the STAIRS project.

For Atkinson, this will mean additional psychology time for our young people and we will be working with the National STAIRS team to embed this practice across the home. Continue reading

Koestler Awards 2016

This year, there were over 6,700 entries and there are only 190 artworks chosen for the exhibition, so to have a piece of art selected from Atkinson is a great achievement Continue reading