Running Deer believe that a young person centred approach to learning will offer the best outcome to each and every individual.

Running Deer’s dedicated team provide a holistic and inclusive approach to the social, emotional and learning development of the young person, with the emphasis on enabling them to become better people who can integrate fully into their community. We work with students in small groups, 1:1 or 2:1 depending on the level of support required.

We believe that there should be social equality between staff and students and that everyone’s opinion matters. Students have the right to challenge the relevance of what they’re learning and are able to work at their own pace, without being compared to others.

Through individualised education programmes we are able to support our students to do the very best that they can.

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

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“Its thanks to everyone at Running Deer for showing me life is worth living for. I will always be greatful for everything you have all done for me. I’ll do my best to visit and i’ll always stay in touch. Thanks to you i’m getting my life together and doing what I love best which is working with horses.

Kianna | Student

Running Deer School is a DfE registered independent school (registration number: 878/6067) for young people with Special Educational Needs. Part of Running Deer CIC, we provide activities and opportunities based around traditional rural skills and land based studies, bushcraft, equine assisted education, dog therapy, green woodworking and conservation.

Running Deer CIC is a not for profit organisation and company limited by guarantee. Company No: 7605814. VAT Reg No: 289345260.

Head of School: Rachael Knight

Telephone: +44(0)1647 400201
Email: school at runningdeer.org.uk
Address: Butterdon Wood, Moretonhampstead, Devon, TQ13 8PY

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Running Deer School in Devon are an Ofsted Good Provider

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