News and Events

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Over the course of the last three years, new windows have replaced many of the outdated windows in the communal areas of the home.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

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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