Honiton Community College

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Honiton Community College
The entrance to Honiton Community College.jpg
Motto Success for all
Established 1938
Type Academy
Principal Glenn Smith
Chair Gill Donne-Davis
Location School Lane
Honiton
Devon
England
50°48′06″N 3°11′27″W / 50.8016°N 3.19081°W / 50.8016; -3.19081Coordinates: 50°48′06″N 3°11′27″W / 50.8016°N 3.19081°W / 50.8016; -3.19081
DfE URN 136912 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Staff 124
Students 735
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Colours Blue and yellow
Website www.honitoncollege.devon.sch.uk
The entrance to the Honiton Community College campus on School Lane, Honiton
The entrance to the Honiton Community College campus on School Lane.

Honiton Community College is a comprehensive academy school located in Honiton, Devon, England. It was originally established as Honiton Secondary School in 1938, and converted to an academy in 2011.[1] The school educates around 735 students, of whom 95 are in age 16-19 study programmes,[2] and employs 124 staff.[3] The current principal is Glenn Smith, who took up the post in September 2009 following the retirement of predecessor Norman Tyson.[4]

The school held 'specialist' status in science from 2005 until the specialist schools programme ended in 2010.

Reputation and external recognition[edit]

As of the latest inspection on 17 March 2016, the school is considered to have an overall effectiveness of 'good' by Ofsted.[5]

Campus and buildings[edit]

Honiton Community College Sport and PE building on 5 December 2017.
The Sport and PE building, opened in 2017.

Parts of the College's physical estate date back to its founding in the late 1930s, and the school has faced a legacy of poor construction for much of its history. In 1993, former Principal Norman Tyson described it as 'hut city', and the college was then believed to have had the highest number of temporary classrooms in Devon.[6]

Recent capital investment of ~£5 million between 2011-2017) has significantly improved the school's infrastructure and facilities, with the introduction of a number of purpose-built facilities, including an AV suite, dance studio, gym, sports hall, and sixth form common area.

Student activities[edit]

In September 2010, the school launched a student-led local radio station as 'Radio HCC' on 87.7FM.[7] Students at the school also maintain a YouTube channel.[8]

Principals[edit]

  • Glenn Smith (2009-present)
  • Norman Tyson (1993-2009)
  • Derek Yates ( - 1993)

Notable former students[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Honiton Community College, Honiton | The Good Schools Guide". The Good Schools Guide. Retrieved 2017-12-06. 
  2. ^ enquiries@ofsted.gov.uk, Ofsted Communications Team. (2010-11-05). "Find an inspection report". reports.ofsted.gov.uk. Retrieved 2017-10-08. 
  3. ^ "The Ledger interview: Matt Burrell, Honiton Community College". Tes. 2017-08-09. Retrieved 2017-10-08. 
  4. ^ "Norman Tyson: The man who brought investment to Honiton college". Midweek Herald. Retrieved 2017-10-11. 
  5. ^ enquiries@ofsted.gov.uk, Ofsted Communications Team. (2010-11-05). "Find an inspection report". reports.ofsted.gov.uk. Retrieved 2017-10-08. 
  6. ^ "Norman Tyson: The man who brought investment to Honiton college". Midweek Herald. Retrieved 2017-12-06. 
  7. ^ "Radio Station". Honiton Community College. Retrieved 2017-10-08. 
  8. ^ "honitonCCTV". YouTube. Retrieved 2017-12-06. 
  9. ^ "Single dad performs gymnastic stunts with his son, three". Mail Online. Retrieved 2017-12-16. 
  10. ^ "'Amazing' transplant campaigner dies". BBC News. 2016-12-01. Retrieved 2017-12-16. 
  11. ^ "RFU - England". RFU. Retrieved 2017-12-16. 

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