Exmouth Community College
Devon, United Kingdom
About Exmouth Community College
Exmouth Community College is one of the largest secondary schools in the country with over 2,300 students currently enrolled (nearly 400 of these in Post 16). The College, which converted to Academy status in April 2011, is set in a leafy split-site location. Our catchment area extends northwards towards Exeter city and eastwards to include Budleigh Salterton and many attractive rural villages. The College embraces working as part of the community and has strong local partnerships.
The College’s mission is to provide a positive, enjoyable and structured approach to learning, where success is rewarded and students’ individual aptitudes are given the chance to develop. We are an inclusive school and we pride ourselves on catering for all abilities. We offer a safe, secure, non-threatening environment in which students develop consideration for others, self-discipline and positive relationships. We aim to provide a thorough education which prepares students for their future.
As an Academy, we have more flexibility in the way we manage the College. The Exmouth Community College Trust is overseen by the Governing Board who are committed to delivering the best comprehensive education for the young people of Exmouth and the surrounding villages.
We believe that young people should be given the opportunity to develop the qualities we expect of good citizens. Our curriculum is broad and challenging; designed to stretch students of all abilities and to provide the widest range of opportunities. The curriculum includes, over and above the normal provision, enrichment, work based learning, Lead Learner and supportive elements; all of which combine to ensure that all students have an opportunity to develop their intellectual and practical skills. In addition the College provides opportunities beyond the classroom in: sport, the arts, adventure, travel and more, everything from Rocket Clubs to the Ten Tors challenge and from Public Speaking to a range of visiting authors and speakers.
The school has a strong pastoral system organised on a Key Stage basis and excellent contacts with partner primary schools.
Exmouth Community College is a fully comprehensive academy committed to giving the best education and opportunities to all of our students. We invite you to explore our website to find out more about our College.
Exmouth is a town of 40,000+ inhabitants situated at the mouth of the River Exe. As with so much of the South West, employment in Exmouth is largely in the service sector and the College is by far the largest employer in the town. Employers also include primary schools, Exmouth Hospital and a thriving retail and tourist trade. Exmouth is a very pleasant place to live. It is situated at the start of the Jurassic Coastline which has been officially ranked alongside the Great Barrier Reef and the Grand Canyon as one of the natural wonders of the world. East Devon is an area of outstanding natural beauty.
The town has a marina and the two mile beach front offers a variety of water sports. An indoor tennis centre is attached to the College campus and is used on a daily basis by both the College and the public. Exmouth also has other excellent sporting facilities including a large Sports Centre with two heated pools, fitness suites, squash and badminton courts. The town has a wide range of hotels and restaurants, a number of pubs and night clubs as well as shopping facilities. On the outskirts of Exmouth is Woodbury Common. It is a huge and beautiful moorland, ideal for walking, riding, mountain biking and picnics. The common is also the home of Woodbury Golf and Country Club offering two golf courses, one to championship standard. Exeter, the capital city of Devon, is just 10 miles from Exmouth and offers a wealth of shopping, sporting, cultural and historic attractions.