Marland School is a 39-week residential Devon LA Community Special School for boys who experience behavioural, emotional and / or social difficulties. The school caters for 40 boys ranging from 11 to 16 years in age. The ethos of the school is centred around the needs of the individual, the overall aim being to provide each student with the highest standards of teaching, learning and care.
Within our educational community much emphasis is placed upon warmth, security, support, consistency, honesty, respect, guidance and encouragement. It is our intention that the boys in our care will benefit from the positive relationships we can offer through the role models they are provided with.
The main priorities of our staff are to consistently meet the educational, social, emotional and physical needs of each student. We aim to prepare and equip these young people with the appropriate educational, social and practical skills that are essential for success within mainstream society.
At Marland we provide an extensive and varied activity programme. Our staff team are equipped with training and qualifications in a range of outdoor pursuits, including surfing, cycling, canoeing, archery, moorland walking and climbing. Such active outdoor pursuits provide our students with the chance to experience new and innovative challenges. It also gives the opportunity for enhancing the social skills of discipline, team work, patience and tolerance in preparation for future life.