About

Running Deer School is an Independent School for Special Educational Needs providing high support specialist education for young people in Devon.

Running Deer School is part of Running Deer CIC, a Devon based not-for-profit social enterprise set up to support local people including those at risk of exclusion.

Established in 2011 by Managing Director Joanna Winterburn, Running Deer provides access to learning outside the classroom, training, volunteering, life skills opportunities and work experience in traditional and rural skills, bushcraft and survival skills, equine therapy, conservation and related activities.

We offer opportunities with a difference! It is recognised that everyone benefits from having access to nature and physical activity. MIND’s Ecotherapy report 2007 revealed that a greener, more active lifestyle aids positive changes to our mental health. This is where our focus lies.

Running Deer CIC’s community projects are core to our aims and objectives. We have delivered may successful projects supporting people at risk of exclusion including rural skills education, horticultural projects and school initiatives.​​​ To find out more about Running Deer visit our website www.runningdeer.org.uk

For information on our policies and procedures, other documents and useful information please go to our policies and procedures page.

Running Deer CIC is a not-for-profit, charitable organisation based in Devon. Find out how you can help make a difference and support us.