Oakwood is a specialist college located in the beautiful South West of England.


Located at two campuses, one in Dawlish, Devon and the other at Torpoint in Cornwall bordering Plymouth, we provide a specialist provision for young people aged 16 - 25 years, designed to meet the needs of those with Learning difficulties and disabilities, including Autism, Social Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) conditions and complex behaviour.

Our main campus is situated in the coastal town of Dawlish near Exeter. It is a short walk from the town centre and the golden beach, with excellent transport links via bus or the Great western train line to Exeter, Plymouth and beyond. At Dawlish we provide learning programmes for around 45 learners, many of whom enjoy the residential experience in our large onsite shared property, and in single and shared flats and houses in the nearby area.


Our Torpoint campus, located in Cornwall, is just a couple of minutes walk from the town and the ferry port, providing access to the adjacent “ocean” city of Plymouth with its enviable maritime history and beautiful coastline. Torpoint offers the same ambitious learning programmes within a smaller more intimate setting.

The College’s focus is to develop the knowledge and skills of every learner to prepare them for independent life, living and work. We provide individualised and bespoke learning programmes that follow the pathways to adulthood, and include employment related qualifications and work experience.


The College was inspected by OFSTED in September 2018, and judged to be good in all areas and Outstanding for Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare (PDBW), with inspectors describing the learners as…” making excellent progress in their personal development and behaviour. They gain skills that can help them to be more independent in their daily lives”.

If you would like to find out more about

Oakwood then please fill in the form below or contact


Principal. Esther Williams

t. 01626 864066

e. eswilliams@oakwoodcourt.ac.uk









Specialist College (Dawlish)

7-9 Oak Park Villas, Dawlish

Devon, EX7 0DE



Tel: 01626 864066


Specialist College (Torpoint)

5-7 St James Road, Torpoint

Cornwall, PL11 2BJ



Tel: 01752 812873

Part of the Phoenix Learning and Care Group


Phoenix Learning and Care Holdings Ltd, Registered in England No: 07899184

Phoenix Learning and Care Ltd,  Registered in England No: 03586426

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