About Us

Southbrook School is a secondary age (11-16 years) special school in Exeter. We cater for the needs of 120 children and young people, all of whom have a range of complex needs and abilities. These could be moderate or severe learning, social and emotional difficulties, often a diagnosis of Autism or other speech, language and communication needs, sensory impairments and/or physical disabilities.

Our pupils come from a wide catchment area in Devon and travel to school by bus, taxi or are independent travellers who may cycle, walk or use public transport.

All pupils follow the full National Curriculum appropriately differentiated to meet their learning needs.

School Development Plan 2018-19

Southbrook School Prospectus

Ofsted Report

Mission Statement

Our Mission statement was created following extensive consultation and collaboration between pupils, staff, governors and families:-

At all times, we seek to:

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