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: 27/05/2024

Special School Services

Vranch House provides a physiotherapy service for other special schools in Exeter. The team working at Ellen Tinkham and Millwater Schools, led by Gill Scott, Physiotherapist, with Claire Harradine Technical Instructor and Janet Ackford, Carly Budd and Hannah Charles Physiotherapy Assistants, coordinate and deliver a wide range of therapeutic interventions, such as individual programmes, group work, hydrotherapy and rebound therapy, individually tailored to suit each child's needs. Orthotic clinics and wheelchair clinics are supported by the physiotherapy team for the children who attend these schools.

Kathryn Esau, Physiotherapist, delivers the service at Southbrook School.

We provide an integrated therapy approach with the other therapy disciplines. We work very closely with all staff to provide a consistent approach. We maintain regular contact with parents and carers and home environments and have strong links with the local joint agency teams.

Ellen Tinkham School

Ellen Tinkham is a Community Special School for children and young people aged 3-19 years, who have severe learning disabilities. The school benefits from a wide range of specialist staff and extensive, well-equipped facilities. Class groups are small, with a high staff : pupil ratio, so that children have plenty of support in order to achieve. The school has close links with several mainstream schools, where the children can access high quality inclusion opportunities.


Millwater School

Mill Water is a special school catering for pupils aged 3-19 years with severe and profound learning difficulties. In January 2015 the school moved into a new purpose built school in the grounds of Bicton College.


Southbrook School

Southbrook was opened in 1967 and is situated in attractive grounds on the outskirts of Exeter. The school accommodates a range of pupils, some with moderate learning difficulties and some with more complex needs.