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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

Koestler Awards 2018

2018 has been another very successful year for our students in the annual Koestler Awards.  This year, the Atkinson Home has 59 pieces of visual art entered into the awards, produced by 24 different young people.  This includes; Koestler Gold … Continue reading

DfE funding – window replacement project

Over the course of the last three years, new windows have replaced many of the outdated windows in the communal areas of the home.  A review of the remaining windows across the home was subsequently undertaken which identified a need … Continue reading

The start of a new academic year and looking back at last year…

2017-18 was a busy and productive year at the Atkinson School, for both students and staff. Staff have worked proactively to engage and, in many cases, re-engage the students with education.  We are constantly looking for that learning opportunity to … Continue reading


Atkinson students have been involved in a series of lessons looking at radicalisation and anti-extremism. The students were successful in gaining an AQA unit award entitled “Exploring and understanding values in personal and everyday life”. In addition, the school have … Continue reading

Rivers of the World

The Atkinson School is working on a project “Rivers of the World” with four other  Exeter schools as well as a school in Malawi (Africa).  This interesting project involves Atkinson students producing a series of prints based on the river … Continue reading

Privacy notice for Atkinson

Our privacy notice tells you what to expect us to do with your personal information when you make contact with us or use one of our services. Continue reading

100 years on – women’s art trail

To commemorate the centenary of women’s suffrage, the Koestler Trust is producing an art trail of Koestler Award-winning artworks.  The idea is simple but powerful: to exhibit 100 framed paintings, drawings, sculptures and poems by women from secure units in … Continue reading