The West of England School and College is the leading regional centre for the education and care of children and young people with little or no sight in the South West of England.
We cater for all levels of sight loss and complex needs. Our aim is to challenge each learner to be as active and independent as possible, whatever their ability. Our friendly and supportive atmosphere encourages them to thrive and achieve.
Each learner has a personalised curriculum with their own learning goals. Our professional staff includes a wide range of specialists, who offer all the expertise and encouragement the learners need on their educational journey.
At West of England visually impaired children and young people are supported and challenged to develop independence and success academically and socially.
The West of England School and College is based on a large site on the edge of Exeter. We have excellent transport links with the rest of the South West. Learners enjoy our easy access to the city and close proximity to beaches and moors.
Interacting, travelling and moving through different environments safely can be a daunting and challenging prospect for an individual with a visual impairment. Our mobility department uses individual programmes and tuition to empower learners with the skill, attitude and knowledge for safe, appropriate independent travel.
- Individual mobility and independence training for each learner throughout the School and College
- Experience of busy environments both in the local and the broader community
- Experience of public transport
- Formal route tuition to College and recreational venues
- Close liaison with home mobility provision
- Assessment of need