News and Events

Atkinson bullying awareness week

Bullying awareness week. In spite of some technical difficulties we managed to complete our Bullying Awareness week in the week beginning Monday 25th June and the majority of our students achieved an AQA award in Understanding Bullying. In order to … 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

Official opening of the new building

On Thursday 4 January 2018, Baroness Butler-Sloss and Richard Edgell, Vice-Chair of Devon County Council formally opened our new purpose-built suite of offices. The building took nearly a year to complete at a cost of £1.2 million. Continue reading

The Supreme Court Exhibition – Koestler Awards 2017

STORY TIME is an exhibition curated by the Koestler Trust in collaboration with Victim Support, at the invitation of the UK Supreme Courts Arts Trust.  The exhibition explores the creative ways in which stories can be told through visual means. … Continue reading

Winning Christmas Card design chosen by Cllr John Hart

Cllr John Hart said: “I was delighted when Atkinson accepted our challenge to produce something for this year. And was very impressed with the quality of designs, which made the choice very difficult. I would like to thank the young people for their efforts.” Continue reading

All Different, All Equal: Anti-bullying Week

Students took part in activities to complete an AQA award. The quality of conversation and discussion was overwhelmingly positive, with all our students showing a good understanding of issues around bullying and a very real empathy with victims of bullying and the damaging effect it can have on people.

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Children in Need 2017

Throughout the school day, an exercise bike was kept in motion by the young people and staff. This endurance exercise was rewarded by a joint effort of completing over 140 km. This is the equivalent of cycling from Exeter to beyond Bournemouth! Continue reading

Christmas Card for Leader of Devon County Council

Five different designs have been submitted, the young people have worked very hard on these and we are incredibly pleased and proud of the card designs.
We look forward to seeing the final result! Continue reading

Speech and Language award

As a result, a number of other local authorities have expressed an interest in following the Devon example by integrating a similar provision of speech and language therapy for young people who offend or are in danger of offending. Continue reading