St Christopher’s Prep School and Nursery awarded the only ‘excellent’

The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) has awarded St Christopher’s Prep School and Nursery ‘excellent’ in all areas of their Educational Quality inspection.  Based in Staverton, near Totnes, the independent day school for children aged 3 to 11 received ‘excellent’ for both ‘The quality of the pupils’ academic and other achievements’ and ‘The quality of the pupils’ personal development’.

Mary Youlden



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Queen Elizabeth's Post 16 Open Evening

Authored by QueenElizabeth
Posted: Wed, 11/06/2019 - 2:26pm

Come along to our Post 16 Open Evening!

Wednesday 13th November, 6pm-8pm at our College Cafe, College House, Western Road, Crediton.

We offer:

- Over 30 A Level and BTEC Courses

- Extended Project Qualification

- Aspire Scholars Programme

- Diploma Award

- Individualised Mentorship

- Outstanding Progress

Alongside a warm friendly community and fantastic friendships!

Come along next week and find out more - be part of it!





Businesses rate Exeter College top in the South West for FE apprenticeship employer satisfaction for second year running

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Tue, 11/05/2019 - 12:57pm

The Department of Education has released results of its annual survey that ranks Apprenticeship providers based on business feedback and Exeter College has topped the South West table for further education colleges once again.  

This is the second year running Exeter College received the highest rating from employers across the region, within the four counties of the South West, and the third year in a row it has scored above 97.5%.  

Creating a Dementia Friendly generation

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 11/04/2019 - 11:20pm

What an informative and moving morning had by all at Cranbrook Education Campus.

The Exeter Dementia Action Alliance (EDAA) spent the morning at Cranbrook raising dementia awareness and inspiring action.

Sara and Barrie Carless who are living with dementia accompanied Gina Awad, Lead of the alliance as they delivered Dementia Friends sessions reaching 75 8-11 year olds. This was followed by an assembly presentation by Gina to the secondary students illustrating the work of the alliance and future visits to Cranbrook.

Young children educated about dementia in primary schools

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sun, 11/03/2019 - 10:33pm

Dementia wellness innovators Active Minds have teamed up with primary schools across the UK to broaden the level of education surrounding dementia.

Creators of dementia friendly activities, Active Minds, know all too well the importance of raising awareness and removing the stigma surrounding dementia. Teaming up with a range of schools across the country, Active Minds are undertaking an educating children campaign that saw youngsters explore dementia for the first time.  

Galliford Try partnerships first to benefit from employer fund for T Levels

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Wed, 10/30/2019 - 11:58am

Leading regeneration specialist Galliford Try Partnerships is the first to benefit from a government-backed initiative to encourage employers to provide valuable industry placements to T Level students.  

The FTSE 250 business has partnered with Exeter College to provide industry placements to T Level construction students studying with the College from 2020. 

Local businesses invited to special Business Breakfast to engage with future engineers and scientists

Authored by janeabsolutepr
Posted: Tue, 10/22/2019 - 10:25am

After a busy year of activities, South Devon University Technical College (UTC) has announced the date for its last business breakfast of 2019. 

On Thursday 7th November, 7:30am to 9:00am, South Devon UTC is inviting businesses to meet the staff and students at the pioneering technical college. In the same week as This is Engineering Day (6th November), professionals will have the opportunity to connect with engineers, environmentalists and scientists of the future and can find out more about the benefits of the college’s employer partnership programme. 

Year 6 classroom

Headteacher reveals truth behind ‘super-size’ classroom story

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 10/18/2019 - 2:23pm

Parents have hit back at what they claim were significant inaccuracies in a news story.

These were also addressed by Jonathan Bishop, Executive Headteacher of the Cornerstone Academy Trust (TCAT) in Devon after the Ofsted-outstanding Broadclyst Community Primary School (BCPS) was portrayed in media reports as being ‘cash-strapped’ and ‘cramming’ children into a classroom.

Secretary of State Visits Exeter College to Talk T Levels

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Fri, 10/18/2019 - 11:23am

The Secretary of State for Education Gavin Williamson MP visited Exeter College to learn more about the impact new T Level qualifications will have on the region’s learners.  

As a government-selected ‘early adopter’ of the new technical-based qualification, Exeter College is the only provider in Devon offering T Levels for 2020 delivery, with courses initially available in Construction, Digital and Education and Childcare. Further T Level courses will launch from 2021 as part of a national roll out.

QE Student Reaches Final of Betjeman Poetry Prize

Authored by QueenElizabeth
Posted: Fri, 10/18/2019 - 11:09am

Year 8 student Vlad Mototolea reached the finals of the Betjeman Poetry Prize. Vlad was one of only six finalists in the country, shortlisted from thousands of entries, and received ‘Highly Commended’, for his poem My Place.

Founded in 2006, on the centenary of former poet laureate Sir John Betjeman’s birth, the Betjeman Poetry Prize is a writing competition that invites entries from 10 -13 year olds across the British Isles, who must write on the theme of ‘place’​.

Youngsters taken to ‘infinity and beyond’ at Newton Abbot’s pioneering technical college

Authored by janeabsolutepr
Posted: Fri, 10/18/2019 - 10:31am

Primary school students celebrated World Space Week (4-10 Oct) in style as the youngsters explored galaxies, and even viewed real samples from the moon, at South Devon University Technical College (UTC).

The pioneering college on Kingsteignton Road invited students from Hennock Primary School, Newton Abbot, to take part in a range of interactive space themed activities ahead of South Devon UTC’s Open Evening.