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Running Deer Independent School for Children with Additional Needs

Running Deer School is an Independent School for Special Educational Needs providing high support specialist education for young people in Devon. 

Running Deer’s practical skills and therapeutic education enables young people in Devon to overcome barriers to learning; designed to stimulate and challenge them, supporting their personal development, improving confidence, self esteem, communication, social and emotional well-being.

We specialise in working with young people with learning, social, emotional and behavioural difficulties, ADHD, those on the Autistic Spectrum – including Aspergers Syndrome, Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD), Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, mental health issues and those considered hard to reach.

Our individual timetables and high support programmes are designed to stimulate and challenge the young person, furthering their personal development and learning.

Devon County Council uses an SEND flag to list services which define themselves as suitable for children and young people with SEND. These are part of Devon's SEND Local Offer. We recommend that you contact the service provider to make sure the service is suitable for your child or young person.


07805 706147
Running Deer Independent School for Children with Additional Needs
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Butterdon Wood
Newton Abbot
TQ13 8PY
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Age range
8 years to 16 years
Last updated: 07/11/2019
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