WELCOME TO OUR SCHOOL
The Devon Hospitals Short Stay School provides education for children in hospital in Devon.
We teach on two sites –
- Bramble Unit at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Exeter
- Caroline Thorpe Ward at the North Devon District Hospital, Barnstaple
Our mission statement is:
Devon Hospitals Short Stay School aims to ensure that young people have their right to education preserved whilst they are unable to attend their home school for medical reasons. DHSSS is committed to providing a personalised education that meets social, emotional and physical aspects of the young person’s needs within a safe, positive and nurturing educational environment. It aims to:
- keep the young person in contact with the familiar world of school,
- provide an enriching and stimulating curriculum
- promote social integration wherever possible
- help pupils to keep up with schoolwork and make the best possible progress
- support pupils in their return to their home school.
Safeguarding is a high priority at our school. As employers we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and, in that regard, have appropriate policies and procedures. in place.
If you would like to find out more about our school or discuss any aspect of our provision, please contact the Head teacher, Julia Allen at the Exeter site. (01392 402675)
Paper copies of any information on our website can be provided should you require it in this format. Please contact the Head teacher, Julia Allen or our administrator, Karen Squires, for details.
Happy New Year!
Welcome to 2019. We hope that you all had a good Christmas and look forward to working with you all this term.
Comments from parents and pupils
'Thank you for the amazing care, enthusiasm and understanding while attending your school'
'The school has been a real life line this week and a fantastic distraction between treatments.'
'The school helped my daughter with her confidence and independence.'
'My son had lots of opportunities to do anything school related but fun.'
'I felt as though if I didn't know something I wouldn't feel embarrassed to ask.'
'I got better at the Laws of Powers.'
'My social skills got much better'
THANK YOU to
Darren Mears and the members of Budleigh Town Golf Club who have raised £340 for us through charity events.
Customers and musicians at the Bridge Inn Topsham who have made a generous donation through their Christmas Day collection of £762!
These donations will be use to provide extras for our pupils such as music and craft workshops and extra storyteller sessions.
We really appreciate this!
Latest DHSSS Events
- Devon wildlife Trust24Jan2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
We will be looking at wildlife both within and without the hospital.
- PE with Callum from Premier League Primary Stars.29Jan2019
10:00 am - 11:00 am @ Bramble Unit
Callum will be here giving everyone an opportunity to take part in Physical Education.
- Story teller04Feb2019
@ Bramble Unit
Mike will be entertaining us with his tales from around the globe.