King Edward VI Community College
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King Edward VI Community College (KEVICC) is a state comprehensive school in Totnes, Devon, England. It is located in the Dart Valley on the A385 Ashburton Road and serves Totnes and the surrounding area. It has a large campus with 1,700 students, 400 of whom are at the Kennicott Sixth Form centre adjoining the main site.
The school was founded in 1966 as the King Edward VI Comprehensive School on the sites of both the former Redworth Secondary Modern and its neighbour, the Totnes High School for Girls. The new comprehensive school was named after a former boys grammar school, the King Edward VI Grammar School, although the grammar school had been located on a different site ("The Mansion House" on Fore Street).
Notable former pupils
- Joanna Briscoe, novelist
- Ben Howard, singer-songwriter
- Toby Young (briefly), who wrote How to Lose Friends and Alienate People and is a leading advocate of the Free Schools movement in England
- Hester Goodman, musician; member of The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
Notable former teachers
- Peter Snape OBE, headmaster from 1964-83; General Secretary from 1983-88 of both the Secondary Heads Association and the Headmasters’ Conference
The school overall has five houses: Babbage, Davis, Gyles, Scott and Snape.
The school reintroduced a school uniform in 2012, having abolished any uniform for pupils in 2003. A consultation found that the majority were in favour of a uniform. Students protested, and some were punished for what the school described as truancy, leading to concerns from some parents that communication with the school had broken down. The head teacher was quoted as saying that students who refused to wear the new uniform could be expelled.
- "King Edward VI Community College (KEVICC) Totnes". www.kingedwardvi.devon.sch.uk. Retrieved 2009-10-01.
- Old Totnesians Society