Vranch House is a centre for the treatment of over 2,000 outpatients with physical difficulties, a provider of various therapies throughout Devon and an independent Day School in Exeter for children with significant physical difficulties.

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Last updated: 17/07/2024


Marie Brown (below right) and Lucy Leyman (below left) are the nurses at Vranch House School. One or the other can be found in and around school or in the nurses consulting room.

Ellen Prouse


Our main objective is the happiness and welfare of the children. We like to get to know our pupils and their families well so we are able to discuss and manage problems as they arise.

Between us we have gained many years experience in helping children with complex medical needs and physical disability.

We keep up to date with professional development and changes in guidance and legislation for the delivery of nursing care to children with additional needs. Safeguarding and health promotion are at the forefront of our care.

We endeavour to support the attendance of our pupils by providing advice and information to families and ongoing assistance to staff.

We run regular clinics with Paediatricians from the local Hospital and the surrounding Community as well as Orthopaedic and other specialist clinics. We have several visiting professionals who also offer their services and expertise. These include audiology assessments and referrals, orthoptist clinics including optician's assessments, referral to continence services and clinics and dental check-ups. We are also able to offer gastrostomy and dietician reviews.

Day to day care involves safe administration of medication, management of seizures and other emergencies, dressings and routine health checks. We have good relationships with other medical professionals and also maintain links with home, various respite centres and schools. We are busy people but can always be relied upon to join in any fun and games going on around school.