We welcomed our visitors from Ndururumo High School last Thursday evening. We are indebted to the parents of students who went to Kenya last year for hosting the students along the lines of a foreign exchange, to friends of the College Ken & Lorna Dyson and to Mrs Padden for sharing the hosting of the three teachers, Francis Mwangi (Head), […]

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Downing College Trip


  On 23rd June eight of our Year 12 students set off to Cambridge University. They had won places to stay at Downing College, Cambridge where they met current students (including our own former students Tom Chudley and Joey Reiness), and obtained first-hand information on the application process for both Oxford and Cambridge Universities. Our students enjoyed the wonderful hospitality […]

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DLD in the Sun


Our last Deep Learning Day of the year saw students enjoying a wide variety of experiences. Year 7 split to work with Maths and Modern Foreign Languages, while Year 8 were the first to experience a new literacy day working with a performance poet and then preparing their own work to perform in the afternoon. Year 9 reversed their activities […]

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BPA Research Project


A group of 15 Year 12 students are participating in a unique collaborative research project with the University of Exeter Medical School determining the effects of removing a particular toxic chemical BPA from their diet. This has already involved two visits to Exeter University and a presentation in front of 200 people including the Vice Dean of the University. Our […]

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First Aid Qualification


For the fifth year running more than 35 students enrolled on our First Aid course. The course is run to allow sport leaders to gain a qualification, understanding and confidence of first aid. Students from Year 9 to Year 12 took part this year, some to gain an extra string to their bow, some (with a career in Sport Leadership […]

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Year 9 History Trip

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We set off on Tuesday 23rd June, unaware that our journey was going to be a little more eventful than we had hoped. Due to strikes in Calais our travel on Eurotunnel was delayed by four hours. Our 41 students responded magnificently to this showing great resilience and stoicism. A great cheer went up when we were eventually told that […]

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Boys v Girls Touch Rugby Finale


Boys’ Touch Rugby World Cup Winners, Wales, played their Girl counterparts Fiji on Thursday lunchtime to celebrate the 100 day countdown to the 2015 Rugby World Cup. The two teams, who displayed magnificent levels of passion, attitude and teamwork throughout their campaigns, played with one of the official Countdown Host City balls, as Exeter’s Sandy Park are hosting three games […]

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