Hannahs School

About us


A tradition of care and education


The Hannah’s School meets the needs of young people with a range of disabilities. It is more than just a school. The staff work to help young people realise their highest potential, physically, educationally, socially and emotionally throughout their day.

The multidisciplinary team provide an exceptional level of support for each student ensuring that their personalised integrated programme meets their needs and that their health and well being is maintained at an optimum level in order for them to engage in learning.

Individual programmes encourage young people to do as much for themselves as possible in every aspect of their lives, increasing their options to make choices which genuinely affect their lives. Programmes are designed by the multi-disciplinary team with students and parents included in the planning.

The school meets the needs of students who have a range of disabilities including cerebral palsy, learning difficulty, acquired brain injury, genetic disorders as well as other difficulties.

The School is registered with the Department for Education / Ofsted. The age range is 3-19 years within the School.

Students and their families benefit from the expertise of our education team, therapy department, nursing team, various external consultants, all of whom are able to offer advice, professional help and support where they are needed as well as being an integral part of the plans for each young person.

The School

The school is committed to providing opportunities for all students to learn and achieve, via a broad, balanced and differentiated sensory curriculum as well as providing specific preparation for life after school. Young people are encouraged to develop and improve their self-help skills and functional independence in all areas of their lives from their earliest learning at 3 years of age.

Individual programmes are based on each student’s needs and abilities. Currently this range extends from students with profound and multiple learning difficulties to others who may be working at the higher levels of the P scales / early National Curriculum levels. Considerable emphasis is placed upon individual programmes as well as sessions where students work in a group setting.

The staff

Teachers, classroom staff, therapists, nurses, ancillary and administration staff all contribute to enrich the lives of the young people.

The school and the family

The student’s family is always a crucial part of the team. It is imperative that communication between school and family should be regular and ongoing. Members of the family are welcome at the school. Parents are encouraged to be involved in the planning of their young person’s education, support therapy, and always play a major part in sharing and celebrating the achievements of their son or daughter.

Parents are welcome and encouraged to feedback at any time including via www.ofsted.gov.uk/parentview

The Old Students’ Association

The Old Students’ Association produces a newsletter called “Hannanews” and it is edited by:
Alison Hill at Alison.Hill@aol.com

Supporter relations / fundraising

Contact details:
- Hannahs at Ivybridge 01752 892 461
- Hannahs at Seale-Hayne 01626 325 800

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