Newton Abbot College

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Newton Abbot College
Address
Old Exeter Road

, ,
TQ12 2NF

England
Coordinates50°32′01″N 3°36′52″W / 50.53349°N 3.61454°W / 50.53349; -3.61454Coordinates: 50°32′01″N 3°36′52″W / 50.53349°N 3.61454°W / 50.53349; -3.61454
Information
TypeAcademy
MottoImagine What's Possible
Established2008
Local authorityDevon
Department for Education URN137124 Tables
OfstedReports
PrincipalPaul Cornish
GenderCoeducational
Age11 to 19
Enrolment1863
HousesChristie
Lewis
Tolkien
Durrel
Orwell
Colour(s)Green & Blue
Website

Newton Abbot College is an 11-19 secondary school situated in Newton Abbot, Devon. The College, recognised by Ofsted as a good School, offers education for GCSE and Sixth Form students.

History[edit]

Newton Abbot College was established as the Grammar School for the town in 1904 and continued as such until the introduction of the comprehensive education system in 1975 when the name changed to Knowles Hill School. In 1993, Knowles Hill School was awarded Grant Maintained status. This change offered more direct control for the school management and thereby to achieve higher standards. The Grant Maintained Schools framework was later amended to a Foundation School structure. The introduction of the Trust School status offered all schools a similar independence.

In 2008 Knowles Hill School was rebranded as Newton Abbot College with the fresh identity shown through a new uniform. The changed ethos forms the basis for the continued success of Newton Abbot College. In August 2011, Newton Abbot College became an Academy Trust.

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