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Torbay Medical Tuition Service (MTS)

The Torbay local authority has a responsibility to provide education to those young people who are unable to maintain an educational programme due to their medical needs. This is provided by the Torbay Medical Tuition Service (MTS).

The aim at The Medical Tuition Service Torbay is to support students in ways which motivate and inspire them to engage in education, and to help them become confident, successful, and happy adults.

It is the ethos of the service that wherever possible the service will support an eventual return to educational schooling when the student is medically fit to do so.

The service only accepts referrals from schools.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Jessica Hunter
Contact Position

Where to go

Colin Road,

Other Details


Referral required
Referral Details

The criteria for access to the Medical Tuition is a diagnosed medical condition that continues to make access to an educational setting too challenging.

A school may refer a student to the Medical tuition service, but only after a period of 15 days continuous ill absence or an admittance to a hospital. The school should include all relevant medical evidence from medical professionals and supporting agencies to support the application to the service.

Local Offer


Our students come to us at various points during their primary and secondary schooling - usually, as a result of their health becoming too much for them to manage within the framework of mainstream education. They frequently feel less than positive about themselves and their life chances. Our job is to help get them back on track, either through a return to regular schooling or by completing Year 11 with us, so that they emerge prepared to make a positive contribution wherever they go next.

Much of our role within this journey is to ensure that those young people we cater for are hosted within a provision that offers them an accessible curriculum, a supportive pastoral experience and a pathway to success in the future, should that be an academic or vocational post 16 pathway.

We as a staff are fully committed to providing such an experience and we hope that all our young people will go on to pastures new feeling fully equipped and qualified to succeed, and excited about their future.

Needs Level
SEN Provision Type