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Quay View School

Welcome to Quay View School

Welcome to Quay View School, located in the village of Bere Alston in the beautiful Devonshire countryside. Our school offers bespoke education and care placements for children and young people aged 7-19 years with complex needs, including an autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs and associated learning difficulties.

Unlocking potential in young people

Mainstream schools and a ‘one size fits all’ approach to education may not fully meet the needs of students with complex needs. Quay View School delivers specialist, personalised learning and support that enables young people to overcome their barriers and achieve their potential.

Our school is a warm and nurturing environment where students receive the support they need to develop emotionally and socially, and progress academically. It prepares the children and young people for a fulfilling future as active citizens who contribute positively to society. Our highly experienced and dedicated staff team make learning feel meaningful and enjoyable. They build positive relationships so that students feel secure, understood and valued.

A personalised learning environment

The children and young people are encouraged to engage with learning and with life more generally, by pursuing their interests and aspirations. We create learning that works for each student, making this rewarding and motivating by connecting it with their interests and goals for life.

We are committed to delivering personalised educational support, which is shaped by our students’ individual strengths, preferences and life goals. Learning is holistic and seeks to develop each young person as a whole. Our aim is to enable our students to progress and address their unique challenges, all within a caring and highly supportive therapeutic environment.

We have ambitious expectations for our students in all aspects of school life. We are dedicated to guiding young people every step of the way along their personalised learning journey, and supporting them to feel positive and hopeful about their future. With our specialist support, the young people in our care are empowered to build the social and independence skills that they need to make positive transitions to further learning or employment.

An idyllic and peaceful setting

Quay View School is based in a Grade 2 listed building located in the stunning Tamar Valley in Devon. Our peaceful and idyllic setting forms part of a UNESCO world heritage site and our extensive grounds provide opportunities for students to learn outside the classroom, be active, undertake therapy and relax.

We welcome visitors to our school and please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to arrange a visit to see Quay View for yourself.

Stuart Ridley
Head Teacher at Quay View School

“We consider ourselves extremely lucky that our son is attending your school. Family life has been transformed!”

Parent of a student at Quay View School

Our specialist services

The range of services and facilities available at Quay View School include:

  • Continued and ongoing support with learning and independent life skills
  • Individually tailored programmes for education, social and personal development
  • Strong links with local employers providing an extensive work experience programme for pupils and on site careers advice
  • Opportunities to integrate into community life
  • A positive learning environment which brings about positive change

Achieving positive outcomes for our young people

In 2019, our school and sixth form leavers achieved the following positive transitions and outcomes:

  • 100% of school leavers continued their education at college

  • 100% of sixth form leavers transitioned to further learning

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