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Cambian Devon School

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Intek House, 52 Borough Road, Paignton, Devon, Devonshire, TQ4 7DQ (Map)

Phone: 01803 524537


➜ Devon School Prospectus (Download)


Devon School is dedicated to providing pupils aged 7 to 18 years with a high quality and individualised learning environment. The school provides opportunities to access learning that are tailored to their needs, whilst developing their self-esteem as they reach milestones in our caring and nurturing setting.


We know that young people learn more effectively if they feel valued, happy and secure. We are all extremely proud of our school and are committed to providing the very best possible education for all our young people. The outcomes of our curriculum are highly individual. However, we strive for all young people to leave the school with a range of accredited qualifications and the independence skills to follow their chosen pathways. Students are able to access a range of qualifications including GCSE’s, Functional Skills, BTec, Asdan, Duke of Edinburgh Award and other vocational options.


At Cambian Devon School we have two school campuses; one in Paignton and one in Buckfastleigh. Our Paignton campus is our main school campus and this is where the majority of academic lessons and therapeutic interventions take place. Our Buckfastleigh campus is our vocational campus where have our catering kitchen, our fam and forest schools, our ICT suite and DT facilities.


We extend learning beyond the classroom to build essential independent skills, foster teamwork and to promote community collaboration through volunteering, charity work, work experience and school trips. We know that our effectiveness as a school is highly dependent on strong collaborative relationships with you as parents and carers and therefore welcome questions, suggestions and queries and encourage your involvement in all aspects of school life.


We encourage you to visit us at school and very much look forward to meeting with you. 

The Proprietor

The proprietor of the school is Farouq Sheikh, Chair of the CareTech Board. 

The representative of the Proprietor of the school, whose address for correspondence during both term times and holidays, is: Andrew Sutherland, Director of Education, Metropolitan House, 3 Darkes Lane, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire EN6 1AG. 


Student Profile

May have one or more of the following:


• Mixed gender, ages 7-18

• Ongoing SEMH Difficulties

• Additional Complex Needs

• Known by Child and Adolescents Mental Health Services CAMHS


• Has an Education, Health and Care Plan

• May Have Significant Gaps in Their Learning

• Require Additional Support with Examinations and Leaving

• Day Students with SEMH Needs and Links to CAMHS

• Residents at Cambian Homes

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