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Taunton Deane

Partnership College

Working in partnership with our schools

Deane Discovery Centre

About our centre


The Deane Discovery Centre is our KS 1 and 2 centre.   We work with up to 12 children from the local area who have social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH).  We have some students placed with us through the EHCP process, and some who are at risk or have been permanently excluded from mainstream school.  We are a small nurture provision that aims to understand and meet both the personal and learning needs of all pupils, enabling them to develop socially and emotionally, and to engage positively in learning.  The aim is always to build positive relationships and equip children for the next stage in their learning, whether it is to integrate more fully into their mainstream school or to move onto a new school. 


The curriculum includes the core subjects alongside enrichment and Outdoor Education, where the aim is very much on developing success.


Staff at DDC are skilled at working with our young people and where possible go into primary schools as part of the partnership team to share and develop their good SEMH practice.





What our pupils say


"I'm really proud of my swim certificates I got at DDC".


" I have learnt lots of new things that I didn't think I could do".


"It's much better than my last school - I'm learning new skills like making pizza".


" I like it here because I've got new friends and we do fun stuff together".





What our parents say


"Thank you so much, you really have made such a positive impact on our son's education".


"A massive thank you to all of you at DDC, for all the help you've given over the last 18 months. Our son has come on so well since being at the centre".


"Its such a calm setting, perfect for my child".


"He talks about how he feels now and is better at talking about things with me".


"Its lovely to see him happy to go to school". 


Our Contact Details


Deane Discovery Centre

Howleigh Lane

Blagdon Hill




Telephone number: 01823 349338

Pastoral / Safeguarding Lead - Kate Taylor