Sir John Hunt Community Sports College

Plymouth, United Kingdom

Location: Plymouth, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 19 years

About Sir John Hunt Community Sports College

Sir John Hunt is a non-denominational, co-educational secondary with sixth form in Plymouth, Devon. As of the most recent inspection there were 728 students on the school roll, of which 168 were in sixth form. The school is located next to Whitleigh Community Primary School. The school is named for British Army officer who is best known as the leader of the successful 1953 British Expedition to Mount Everest, in which Edmund Hillary became the first man to reach the summit. The school motto is ‘to greater heights’.


Julie Bevan

Values and vision

At Sir John Hunt each child is valued and nurtured. Students are treated as individuals ensuring they are happy at school, feel safe, enjoy learning, are challenged and make the best of their talents. The commitment to a child's success is supported by a team of hard working staff and a supportive governing body.

As a Specialist Sports College, Sir John Hunt ensures an offer of a broad and balanced curriculum. The school finds it important to take into account the opinions and engagement of all students when designing their personalised pathways. This has resulted in not only teaching the traditional competitive sports to a high level but also a range of fitness based alternative activities. At Sir John Hunt students are actively encouraged to attend lunchtime and after school sports clubs. Examples of the wide range of activities that students can take part in include trampolining, golf, and skiing.


"The new principal is ambitious for all pupils. She leads by example to create a strong culture of respect and tolerance. The positive relationships between leaders, staff and pupils make significant contribution to pupils’ confidence and willingness to learn."   

The City of Plymouth

 The city vision is to be one of Europe’s most vibrant waterfront cities, where an outstanding quality of life is enjoyed by everyone.  for more information about living in Plymouth please visit the following website:

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Address: Lancaster Gardens, Whitleigh, Plymouth, Devon, PL5 4AA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1752 201020