What’s in a name?


  Following the decision to create four Schools within the College we are seeking to involve the whole College community in the important decision about what to call each School We need names that will: be meaningful and appropriate to Clyst Vale and our wider community help to create a sense of pride and identity in each School provide a link with […]

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Student Awards Update


Clyst Vale has a number of annual awards which are kept a big surprise and announced in a whole-College assembly at the end of the Summer term.  In a much smaller ceremony recently, the award winners were each presented with a smaller trophy to keep, and the satisfaction of seeing their names inscribed on the main awards.   So, congratulations […]

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Facebook Timeline Concerns


      Important Information for Facebook Users   Over the next couple of weeks all users of Facebook will be AUTOMATICALLY updated to its new Timeline profile which will display your posts, pictures and information to the world!  You will have seven days to edit your timeline by choosing the pictures, posts and life events you want to make […]

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Teacher from Brazil Visits Clyst Vale


  As the College continues to expand its international links, we were delighted to host a visit from Carla Colares, a teacher from Fortaleza, Brazil, who is a colleague of ex-Clyst Vale Maths teacher Andrea Blair.  Carla spent two days with us, seeing how the English education system operates.  As well as visiting classes in English, Maths, Languages and Special […]

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Top Marks for Exams Team!


Clyst Vale’s exams are organised and run by Ms Amanda Jones (Exams Officer), her assistant Miss Lucy Hardacre (who has recently taken over from Mrs Cathy Sharkey) and an extensive team of invigilators. We were delighted to receive a letter from the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) stating that ‘…the procedures and administration of the examinations observed at your centre […]

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Two Minutes’ Silence


Once again, Clyst Vale students were fantastic in observing the 2 minute’s silence to commemorate the fallen of two world wars and subsequent conflicts.  11.00 am falls in the middle of break, but all around the site students stopped talking or playing, and maintained a respectful silence.  In the Giraffe House, students were so respectful that pizzas and baguettes were […]

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D of E Gold Award Practice Expedition


At the end of last term, eight Year 12 students ran across Meldon Reservoir Dam to the finish line to complete their Gold practice expedition on Dartmoor.  Over four days they endured sun, wind and rain plus more whilst carrying all their kit across the Dartmoor wilderness.  They experienced a night of wild camping at Nun’s Cross, a night at […]

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Students Raise Money for Samaritans


  A Year 10 Citizenship project requiring students to raise awareness of a charity of their choice has resulted in a cheque for £156.24 being handed to the Samaritans of Exeter, Mid and East Devon.  The group of four students sold sweets at break and lunchtime for two days in order to raise the money.  Monika from the Samaritans group was […]

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Kenyan Teachers Visit Clyst Vale


Three Kenyan teachers received a warm welcome when they visited Clyst Vale recently.  They were Francis Mwangi (Headteacher), Jane Mugo and Joseph Mohindo (teachers)  from Ndururumo High School in Nyahuru, which is 100km north of Nairobi.  During their stay they toured the College,  joined in with lessons, visited lunchtime clubs and met with staff.  At the end of their visit, […]

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