Class sizes at South Devon High School are typically 16 or less, and if pupils need additional support to achieve good grades, we will provide support with a personalised intervention programme. All pupils will have a Personal Tutor who will work with them to help them to achieve.

Help and support will be provided in a range of topics, whether it is with projects, exam preparation or future career plans. Subject tutors and a personal tutor will help each pupil set their own targets and work at a level which will stretch and challenge them to reach their full potential.

Additional Supported Study

Additional supported study sessions are available every day immediately after school, to provide extra support should it be needed, or just to help pupils complete homework if it is more convenient than taking it home.


Enrichment opportunities are a key feature of South Devon High School, and there is an excellent range of clubs and lunch time activities for all pupils to get involved. After School Clubs are also available, which include sports such as football, rugby, basketball and netball. Pupils can also complete the Duke of Edinburgh Award at South Devon High School, and there will be various exciting trips and visits offered.

Quality Assurance

Our vision is to ensure that every pupil reaches their full potential. We are committed to providing the best teaching, learning and support for all pupils.

All of our teaching staff hold either Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS), which are the accreditations that demonstrate teachers meet the professional standard required to teach in state-maintained and special schools in England and Wales.

Employment support

The Job Shop is a free service exclusive to South Devon College and South Devon High School students, delivered in partnership with local employers. It provides direct access to new employment opportunities in the local area. This might be part-time work alongside your studies or full-time opportunities in your chosen profession upon graduation.