Holsworthy Community College
Devon, United Kingdom
About Holsworthy Community College
Holsworthy Community College is a mainstream, non-denominational, community secondary school for girls and boys aged 11-16. Holsworthy is situated in Devon. The school is part of the Holsworthy Area Foundation and is a cooperative trust school with foundation status. It has around 624 pupils on roll.
Holsworthy Community College has performed well in its exam results in recent years. In 2014, progress in English in key stages 2 and 3 was among the top 5% in England. In 2015, the school was among the highest third nationally for best eight GCSE results. It has consistently been in the top 15% of schools for progress in two-science GCSEs. In 2016, Holsworthy Community College achieved its second highest GCSE results for grades A*-C.
D J Fitzsimmons
Values and vision
The aim of Holsworthy Community College is to encourage students to succeed academically, but also to work hard to give less-able pupils a better chance in life through building up improved literacy levels, confidence, independence and self-esteem.
The secondary school’s core purpose is to provide quality learning for all and to prepare its pupils for life in a fast-changing world. Its values are represented by self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity.
“Since its previous inspection, the college has improved significantly. The Principal and his leadership team have ensured that students are taught well and make good progress. Achievement in science and English is particularly high and students now also achieve good standards in mathematics. Teachers and support staff know students exceptionally well and use precise information about their progress to guide their learning. The improvements in teaching and learning have resulted from the determined drive and clear vision of the Principal and his senior leadership team. A rigorous system to monitor teaching and learning has been introduced which is supported by a well-matched training programme.”