Exeter Cathedral School Joins World’s Largest Orchard

Exeter’s oldest school has celebrated its unique status as a boarding school by becoming part of the world’s largest orchard.

Exeter Cathedral School – the only school in the city to offer boarding as well as day places – last week held a ceremonial tree-planting in the School’s mindfulness garden.

Mary Youlden



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Exeter College's Festival of Carols set to kick off Christmas

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Mon, 11/18/2019 - 12:17pm

Date: 5th December 2019 

Location: Exeter Cathedral 

Timings: Doors open 6.30pm, 7.30pm start 

Admission: Free, donations to college charities welcomed 

Exeter College’s annual Festival of Carols will be kicking off Christmas in the stunning setting of Exeter Cathedral, complete with performances from college students; all in the name of charity.  

Learn2Live visit Exeter College to talk road safety

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Fri, 11/15/2019 - 9:52am

Exeter College hosted the road safety team Learn2Live to talk with students on the dangers of the road and how the impact of a wrong decision can last a lifetime. 

The sessions run by the Learn2Live organisation provided genuine accounts of those who have been affected by road safety collisions, including police officers, bereaved parents and other emergency service professionals. 

Journalists from the BBC and ITV attended the sessions, aiming to help shine a light on an important issue for many young people who are just starting to learn to drive. 

People in Exeter encouraged to tap into their talents and consider teaching as a career

Authored by JasonKG
Posted: Tue, 11/12/2019 - 11:47am

A national recruitment campaign is coming to Exeter to encourage local people to consider joining a unique profession that shapes the lives of the next generation.

Anyone interested in finding out more about the benefits and rewards of teaching can visit the Train to Teach event at the Mercure Rougemont, Queen Street, Exeter, EX4 3SP on Wednesday 13 November from 4.30pm to 7.30pm.

Almost 9,000 people attended last year’s events, which are organised across different towns and cities by the national Get Into Teaching campaign, from the Department for Education.

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

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sun, 11/10/2019 - 10:58pm

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’.

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.