Sir Michael Morpurgo inspires children at opening of Monkerton Community Primary School

Sir Michael Morpurgo was the guest of honour at the official opening of Monkerton Community Primary School on 16 September, when guests were given a tour of the state-of-the-art facilities that children in Reception and Year 1 have been enjoying since the start of term. The school has become the fourth in the Cornerstone Academy Trust.

Sir Michael delighted the children by reading his book about being six years old himself, Owl or Pussycat? , and he left the copy of the book for the school library.

He said: “It’s such an honour to be at the beginning of a school. It’s as if...

Michelmores donates over a hundred PCs and monitors to schools

As part of Michelmores' efforts to help local communities in Exeter, Bristol and London, the Firm is donating over a hundred PCs and monitors to schools in these cities. The initiative is to help children and teachers have access to online learning and contributes to significant interaction with valued online resources in classrooms and at home.

The schools include St Peter's Secondary School, St Luke's Secondary School, and St Michael's Primary School in Exeter, alongside schools in Bristol and London. The importance of donating this IT equipment has been highlighted by the...

Elvish no longer for Tolkien Super Fans? More people choosing to learn Middle Earth language over Irish

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Posted: Fri, 06/18/2021 - 6:40am

COVID-19 led an unprecedented switch to online learning. With vast amounts of free time on our hands and an urge to be productive while confined to our homes, online language courses soured in popularity.

In conjunction, 53% of homes in the UK subscribed to paid streaming services in 2020, seeing our screen time drastically increased. Preply recently released a study that reveals that these two lockdown hobbies appear to have combined.

While French, Spanish and other ‘real’ languages will always be a popular choice. Fictional languages from popular fandoms are increasing...

5 most recommended apps that can help you to learn to program

Technology nowadays is growing constantly, this is most likely to result in new careers and opportunities for those passionate about programming. Coding is considered a major to have a major role in that world and it is a vital skill. If you have the passion to learn to code, but not quite sure how to begin or have the capability to go to school to take a course? Luckily, some ways to learn to code like a real professional is now available just by using a smartphone.

Here are the top 5 apps that can help you learn how to code:


For programming assignment...

Exeter achieves global top 150 status in influential rankings 

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Posted: Wed, 06/09/2021 - 10:15pm

The University of Exeter has broken into the top 150 in the QS World University Rankings for the first time.

Exeter is now ranked 149th in the prestigious QS World University Rankings 2022 – a rise of 15 places compared to last year – placing it among the very best institutions worldwide.

This is the 18th year that QS has published its World University Rankings. They are based on six indicators and were compiled by considering more than 1,300 universities.

In this latest ranking, Exeter’s rank improved in four of the six indicators – academic reputation,...

Future skills at heart of new partnership between Exeter College and Exeter Chamber of Commerce

Future skills at heart of new partnership between Exeter College and Exeter Chamber of Commerce

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 06/03/2021 - 11:18am

The city’s leading business organisation, Exeter Chamber, has teamed with award-winning, Ofsted Outstanding rated Exeter College in a two-year growth partnership deal. The two organisations will work together to enhance the connection between business and education in the city.

The partnership deal will focus on providing a gateway for businesses into the college, offering Chamber members enhanced access to the College’s world-leading facilities, and a route for businesses to find the next generation of talent. Exeter Chamber members will have access to discounts and services at...

Jack Sadler Award in memory of former pupil

Jack Sadler Award in memory of former pupil

An Exeter School Sixth Former has been awarded the Jack Sadler Award for his outstanding contribution to the Combined Cadet Force contingent (CCF).

WO2 Stan Hart was presented with the brass trophy of an artillery shell case and an engraved medal by Contingent Commander Sqn Ldr Simon Smale on 7 May during a CCF awards ceremony.

The Jack Sadler award is made annually in memory of former pupil and trooper Jack Sadler who was tragically killed in Afghanistan.

Jack was a popular and respected senior member of the Army Section who was very much viewed as a soldier’s...

The New School welcomes new head into the community

The New School welcomes new head into the community

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Posted: Thu, 05/27/2021 - 10:52pm

The community of The New School, an independent pre-prep for boys and girls from nursery to Year 2, is delighted to welcome Daniel Ayling, as its new head from September 2021.

Situated in a converted chapel and nestled in the village of Exminster, Devon, The New School has been part of the Exeter School family since March 2021. New head Mr Ayling is an innovative, dynamic teacher and leader, who is passionate about early years education. He was educated at Sutton Grammar School and then gained a place at Cambridge University, graduating with an MA in Education and English. He...

LiveWest donates 30 laptops to Queen Elizabeth's School in Crediton

Housing Association’s Gift to Support Digital Access for Community

Housing Association LiveWest has donated thirty laptops to Queen Elizabeth’s School in Crediton.

Rupert Poole, Principal of Queen Elizabeth’s School, said: “QE is very grateful for the generous donation of laptops from LiveWest and it will help our students immensely.

Clearly everyone has been through a challenging year, a year where the importance of developing students’ IT skills and ensuring good internet access has been highlighted.

This donation will not only ensure greater online access for our...

Ace performance from ECS pupil

Exeter Cathedral School Pupil, Sammy, who is in Year 4, represented Devon Tennis at the Under 9 County Cup Regional Group Event in Bath on Saturday 15 May.

The team of 5 boys had a busy day and played 22 matches over 5 hours against 4 other counties including 6 doubles and 16 singles matches. Sammy was selected to play in 6 matches and was the only one to be undefeated!

The Devon Boys Team had a fantastic event, beating Somerset 5-1, Avon 5-1, South Wales 5-1 and Cornwall 4-0 and finished the day as South West Regional Champions!

Sammy’s family has enjoyed...

Taylor Wimpey creates new football pitch for Exeter College

Taylor Wimpey is investing almost half a million pounds in Exeter's sporting stars of the future through the development of new facilities for Exeter College.

The housebuilder is creating a new pitch and changing rooms for the college as part of its Riverside Walk development off Wear Barton Road.

The ground was levelled last year and the pitch has now been seeded. The changing rooms are currently under construction and both should be ready for handover to the college by the summer, weather permitting.

Once open, the pitch will be available for the community to...

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