What is SfIT?


Introduction from Mark Escott, CEO

SfIT run a growing chain of independent day schools in Devon for young people aged 5-16, supporting the most vulnerable young people in society; those children who do not find it easy to fit into existing educational provision. This can be for many reasons, including a range of behavioural, emotional and educational challenges, exacerbated by being on the autistic spectrum. Other difficulties such as sensory processing disorders, attachment disorders or those having faced trauma in their lives due to domestic violence, breakdown of foster care or adoption placements and those who are deemed school phobic.

It is our intention that every student will achieve their full potential in both academic and personal development. As a day school, we provide an alternative to residential education which supports our students to develop independence and social skills whilst living in their home environment.

We are passionate about providing the appropriate support, care, nurture and educational strategies that will allow these amazing young people to succeed in reaching for their dreams, to achieve the skills and talents that they will need to flourish in their lives, despite their challenges and difficulties, indeed sometimes because of them. Our school fosters the dreams and talents of our students, staff, parents and the wider community so that these young people can have successful life chances.

what is sfit

School for Inspiring Talents is an all-through school. Our innovative model directly addresses our student’s unmet needs through nurture, inspiration, motivation, support and care, to enable learning through a very different educational approach. Our school has created an environment that combines both special school and alternative provision in a new and innovative way. Working in the school’s holistic way will make the most positive difference to the life chances of these young people.

School for Inspiring Talents is committed to being an outstanding school that enables our students to develop and realise their ambitions, as exemplified in our school motto:

Being The Best We Can Be’