About Us

Welcome to Southbrook, a special school for pupils aged 11 to 16, with varied complex needs and abilities including moderate or severe learning difficulties and autism. Pupils may also have speech, language and communication difficulties, sensory impairments and/or physical disabilities.

We are a Local Authority Maintained School with Foundation Trust status, and, along with 9 other special schools in Devon, are a member of SENitient Trust.

Admission to Southbrook is always via the Local Authority SEN 0-25 Team. All pupils who come to Southbrook have an EHCP identifying their needs.

School Development Plan 2018-19

Southbrook School Prospectus

Ofsted Report 

Ethos and Mission Statement

There is a lot to be happy about at Southbrook School. We are very ‘child-centred’ and dedicated to ensuring that, through our innovative, exciting curriculum and excellent use of resources, every child has the opportunity to learn…..and be the very best they can be!

At all times, we seek to:

  • Respect all
  • Always try hard
  • Make safe and healthy choices
  • Enjoy life

Dedicated Staff

All our staff are skilled and committed to ensuring our pupils have the best possible foundation, to progress on into adulthood. The journey is a joint collaboration between the pupils, the school and you …. the parent!

Parent Partnership

Our aim at Southbrook is for pupils, staff, families and friends to work together so that everybody feels valued and respected and is able to achieve their very best. As a team, we will support every pupil to help them make good, healthy choices and develop the knowledge and skills that they need to prepare for adulthood and to live a happy, safe and successful life.

Vision for the Future

To be a centre of excellence for young people in Devon with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND): through strengthening our partnerships and delivering a holistic response to individual complex needs.

School Facilities

Southbrook School is in a beautiful natural setting surrounded by trees and its own woodland area – a haven for wildlife!

Our other facilities include a large sports field, an all weather playground with shelters, play equipment and smaller play areas, an allotment and outdoor learning area, a comprehensive range of ICT equipment, specially-equipped teaching areas for art, design technology, science, food technology and quiet areas/rooms for therapeutic and intervention work.

More recently, our Sports Hall, Life Skills Building and Library Bus are three fantastic additions to Southbrook, providing our pupils with outstanding learning space.

Come and Meet Us

The best way for parents and carers to find out about us is to come in to the school, have a look around and talk to members of the team. Appointments can be arranged by telephoning the school office on 01392 258373 or email: admin@southbrook.devon.sch.uk