The latest in Education

The Maynard tops the DfE Tables for the fourth consecutive year

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 01/28/2019 - 8:57am

The Maynard School in Exeter has, once again, consolidated its place as the highest ranking independent school in Devon as well as being at the very top of the leader boards across Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset in key areas of the Department for Education’s Schools Performance League Tables based on A-level results from summer 2018. 

South West alumni urged to join programme boosting students’ university chances

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 01/08/2019 - 10:56am

Former students of state secondary schools in the South West are being urged to use their experience and skills of higher education to boost current students’ chances of going to university.

The programme in twenty-five secondary schools and three colleges is run by the national education charity Future First and funded by Next Steps South West, part of the National Collaborative Outreach Programme which aims to widen participation in higher education, increasing the number of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in higher education by 2020.

Festive delight as Santa tours Exminster

Authored by JanetRaeburn
Posted: Mon, 12/17/2018 - 10:46am

Exminster residents were thrilled when Father Christmas took time out from his busy schedule to make a special visit to the village.

Santa delighted young and old alike as he toured the village with one of his elf’s on a specially decorated tractor donated by Berrybrook Garage.

The event, a popular annual tradition organised and run by Exminster Pre-school, was well supported by the whole community, with residents donating a total of £175.37.

First term completed for Exeter Cathedral School's new Director of Music

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 12/11/2018 - 11:09pm

Exeter Cathedral School is delighted to introduce its new Director of Music, Mr Quinlivan-Brewer, who joined the School at the start of September and is just about to complete his first term in post.

Exeter Cathedral School is delighted to introduce its new Director of Music, Mr Quinlivan-Brewer, who joined the School at the start of the autumn term. Mr Quinlivan-Brewer’s broad experience is well-suited to supporting the thriving Music Department at ECS.

Return to the Forbidden Planet - tickets on sale!

Authored by QueenElizabeth
Posted: Mon, 12/10/2018 - 3:41pm

QE Theatre Academy presents: Return to the Forbidden Planet by Bob Carlton

Billed as Shakespeare’s forgotten rock and roll masterpiece!

Tuesday 5 February - Saturday 9 February, 7.30pm (2.30pm Saturday matinee) 

QE Drama Hall, Western Road, Crediton, Devon

Tickets on Sale NOW!

Adults £10, students £7 

Available from the School Libraries 01363 778365

Don't miss out - it's going to be awesome!


Colyton Grammar School secures £490,000 to support access for students from disadvantaged backgrounds

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 12/06/2018 - 10:39am

Colyton Grammar School in Devon is one of 16 selective grammar schools in the country to secure a share of a £50 million fund from the Department of Education to support better access for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The school has received £490,000 to which it has added its own funds, and money from other external sources of funding, to create a total pot of almost £612,000. The investment will be used to develop its already ambitious and successful initiatives designed to encourage entry for able students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Exeter College is Best in the West for FE employer satisfaction

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Fri, 11/30/2018 - 11:48am

Exeter College is the Best FE College in the South West for exceptional employer satisfaction, according to official figures.

The college is positioned in the top spot regionally and second out of circa 200 FE colleges nationally, scoring 99% - very close to a near perfect 100% - for employer satisfaction.

This exceptional achievement is well above the national figure of 85.2% for employer satisfaction for FE colleges, according to figures released by the Department for Education (DfE) in its 2018 survey of employers.

UK schools are experiencing teacher shortages according to reports

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Tue, 11/27/2018 - 10:53am

If it seems like your child’s school just can’t find a good science teacher, it isn’t just your opinion. UK schools are experiencing teacher shortages and the situation seems to be aggravating.

Exeter College ‘FE College of the Year’ Finalist in 2019 Tes FE Awards

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 11/26/2018 - 1:19pm

Exeter College is a finalist for the coveted title of ‘FE College of the Year’ in the national 2019 Tes FE Awards.

The most outstanding institutions and individuals that the FE sector has to offer have been recognised in the shortlist for the 2019 Tes (Times Educational Supplement) FE Awards.

As well as been shortlisted for the FE College of the Year title, the college is also a finalist for the professional services team of the year award.

Turf-cutting ceremony takes place at site of new East Devon school

Authored by Manya McMahon
Posted: Thu, 11/15/2018 - 11:06am

The construction of the brand-new Westclyst Community Primary School (WCPS) building at Hillside Gardens, Westclyst was marked with an official turf cutting ceremony at the site on 5 November 2018.

Local councillors, school governors, the headteacher, members of the teaching staff and pupils from the school attended the event, together with representatives of Galliford Try (GT), the contractors building the school.