King Edward VI Community College

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King Edward VI Community College
Motto Our children are at the centre of all we do.
Type Comprehensive school
Headteacher Alan Salt
Location Ashburton Road
England England
50°26′17″N 3°41′46″W / 50.438°N 3.696°W / 50.438; -3.696Coordinates: 50°26′17″N 3°41′46″W / 50.438°N 3.696°W / 50.438; -3.696
Local authority Devon
DfE number 878/4109
DfE URN 113520 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1784
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Website KEVICC

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.


Ariel Centre

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[edit]

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College houses[edit]

The school currently has five houses: Babbage, Davis, Gyles, Scott and Snape.

These took over from the previous 4 school house system of Rea, Smythe, Jeffrey and Scott in 2001

School uniforms[edit]

In 2003,[2] the governors of the school abolished the school uniform policy. Kate Mason, the principal, stated that the administration believed that too much teaching time was spent on correcting dress code violations. She also believed that insisting on uniforms while also praising diversity is sending mixed messages.[3]

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.[2][4][5]


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