Ellen Tinkham College

Work on phase 2 of the redevelopment of Bodley House is commencing on Monday 29th January. The project is due to be handed over on the 12th July. The Kitchen should be finished a little earlier and will be handed over on the 23rd March. This project has taken a long time to come to fruition but once completed will be an excellent facility for the students who will be occupying the building.

The Ellen Tinkham School – Further Education College is based at Bodley House, Wayside Crescent, Exeter.

The Key Stage 5 (Post 16 Education) curriculum is linked to the ‘Preparing for Adulthood’ Framework, with student outcomes centred around Education and Employment, Independence, Community Inclusion and Health.

Recently students at the college had the opportunity to work with the artist Catherine Cartwright, who was inspired by her Artist In Residence at Ellen Tinkham College. Following her time with us, she created this short film. The themes of the film are Joy, Positivity and a celebration of the students involved. It was recently screened as part of Art Week Exeter.

“This animated film is meant to be viewed on loop. It is inspired by and represents young people from special needs college, Ellen Tinkham in Exeter. I used a monotype printmaking process.” – Catherine Cartwright


Everyone will be the best they can be. No-one is excluded. Everyone has a voice.