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Tor View School

Welcome to Tor View School

Welcome to Tor View School, situated near Tavistock in Devon. We are an independent school providing specialist education and care services to young people between the ages of 7 to 18 years with identified special educational needs (SEN), who have an education, health and care plan (EHCP). This includes an autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), communication and interaction needs, speech, language and communication needs (SLCN), and attachment related conditions.

During our latest Ofsted inspection, we are proud to have been rated as ‘Good’ overall and ‘Outstanding’ in the assessment categories ‘Behaviour and attitudes’, ‘Personal development’ and ‘Leadership and management’. 



Supporting young people to achieve their potential

Our young people are at the heart of all we do at Tor View School. Our caring and dedicated staff get to know each student and develop the relationships that make young people feel secure, valued and ready to learn. Our individually tailored learning and person-centred support transforms young lives: students re-engage with learning and make the academic progress for positive transitions to further learning and employment. They build the resilience, emotional and social skills they need for lifelong learning and growth. Every child is encouraged to be aspirational about their future and supported to reach their true potential.

We pride ourselves on the positive relationships we build with our students and their families, and the welcoming, caring and supportive environment young people learn in.

Students at Tor View School are supported by a motivated and experienced staff team providing the highest standards of teaching and care. We share a passionate commitment to supporting young people to overcome their barriers and achieve everything they are capable of achieving.

A peaceful and idyllic learning environment

Tor View School is situated in the picturesque Devon countryside, with views across Dartmoor National Park. Our peaceful and calming setting has extensive grounds, which offer a range of opportunities to learn outdoors. We are located just outside of the beautiful market town of Tavistock, with transport links to surrounding cities, Plymouth and Exeter.

A robust approach to safety and welfare

Our school has a strong safeguarding culture which means that the safety and welfare of our students is prioritised in all we do. We are well-equipped to protect the vulnerable young people in our care.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to arrange a visit to see our school for yourself.

John Gordon
Head Teacher at Tor View School

Our specialist services

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

  • A project theme based curriculum with four pathways that include pre-formal, in-formal, semi-formal and formal curricular intentions

  • A safe structured and stimulating environment, with positive approaches to learning

  • An emphasis on individual achievement and personal development

  • A well-equipped school and learning environment, as well as a range of communal areas including a student café

  • A multidisciplinary team including an Occupational Therapist, Speech and Language Therapist and Play Therapist. Where necessary, there is also access to an Educational Psychologist

  • Opportunities to learn within the community to further develop daily living and independence skills in preparation for adult life

  • Regular parent carer and Local Authority communication including sharing progress and achievement updates

  • Associated children’s homes offering 38 and 52 week residential placements

Recent feedback from parents

Following a recent feedback survey, please find below comments from the parents and carers of the young people we support at Tor View School.

“I’m really happy with the school, and the progress of my son is amazing!”

“We are so pleased that our son has made many improvements over the last term. He is doing ‘amazingly’ and we are so proud! Thanks so much for all your hard work!”

“Really pleased with his progress – he has improved so much!

“WOW, what an amazing school report! The staff are fabulous – thank you so very much everyone!”

“I’m so pleased with the outcomes – I think he feels safe and comfortable at Tor View. With all your hard work he has grown to trust staff and to develop positive interactions with other students.”

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Tor View School brochure.pdf 09.07.2024 (1.0 MB)
Tor View School - Ofsted Report 16.04.2024 (0.1 MB)