• Support for Pupils

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.

Safeguarding – Online Safety Advice for Parents/Guardians

As part of our PSHE and Tutorial programme at South Devon High School, we work hard to ensure that all our students are provided with the correct information and guidance to keep themselves safe whilst online.  Please see below useful support links for both students and parents:

  • Support for parents and carers to keep children safe online, which outlines resources to help keep children safe from different risks online and where to go to find support and advice
  • Guidance on staying safe online which includes information on security and privacy settings
  • Thinkuknow provides advice from the National Crime Agency (NCA) on staying safe online
  • Parent info is a collaboration between Parentzone and the NCA providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations
  • Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support
  • Internet matters provides age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world
  • London Grid for Learning has support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary-aged children safe online
  • Net-aware has support for parents and carers from the NSPCC, including a guide to social networks, apps and games
  • Let’s Talk About It has advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation
  • UK Safer Internet Centre has tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online, including parental controls offered by home internet providers and safety tools on social networks and other online services