At Pathfield School the core foundation of all our work is to enable each pupil to develop the skills and knowledge they need to live the most enjoyable fulfilling and independent life as possible. In order to do this the curriculum offer is as broad and enriching as possible. Within the curriculum the teachers plan creatively to engage all students. Students are given extensive opportunities to use their senses and develop their engagement and creativity.
The curriculum offer is enhanced with visits within the community and in school experiences. Students have different experiences depending on their needs and interests. The North Devon Coast is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) that includes a UNESCO world Biosphere Reserve (Braunton Burrows) and recently became a World Surfing Reserve. In addition to this the National Parks of Exmoor and Dartmoor are close by. As a consequence our students have the opportunity to access this rich local environment through our ‘Adventure Curriculum’ which includes, The Jubilee Challenge on Dartmoor, surfing experiences, residential stays at the Calvert trust on Exmoor and work with the Braunton Countryside Centre.