South Dartmoor Community College

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Coordinates: 50°31′26″N 3°44′46″W / 50.524°N 3.746°W / 50.524; -3.746

South Dartmoor Community College
College in Ashburton (geograph 3888743).jpg
Established 1964
Type Academy
Head of School Paul Collins
Chairman of Governors Graeme C
Location Balland Lane
TQ13 7EW
Local authority Devon
DfE URN 113519 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1,650
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Houses Beltor      , Fox Tor      , Haytor      , Hound Tor      , Rippon Tor      and Sharp Tor      (All named after local tors found on Dartmoor)

South Dartmoor Community College (SDCC) is a co-educational academy school located in Ashburton, Devon, England. The number of students on roll is 1,560. The school has a sixth form centre and has become a Specialist Sports College with Training School Status that is strongly linked with Ashmoor Hockey Club. It has 6 Tors from Dartmoor as its school houses and is split into 2 different populations, X and Y. The Tors are as listed, Hay Tor, Bel Tor, Fox Tor, Rippon Tor, Sharp Tor and Hound Tor.

Trust and Academy status[edit]

From September 2007, South Dartmoor Community College became a Trust School.

On 1 April 2011, South Dartmoor Community College officially gained academy status.


The College holds numerous awards:

  • Investor in People (2008 for fifth time)
  • Investor in Careers (2008 for fifth time)
  • Artsmark at Gold level (2007 and for the third time)
  • BECTA ICT Mark (07)
  • Investors in Work Related and Enterprise Learning (2007)
  • Sports Partnership Mark (2007)
  • SIMS Partnership Schools (2006)
  • Work on Within School Variation is featured in national publications: Schools Learning from their Best (2008)
  • Narrowing the Gap, NCSL, (2006)
  • The Specialist Schools and Academies Trust Futures Vision Award for Excellence in Enterprise and Creativity (2006)
  • CASIO Digital Award for the school developing the most innovative use of digital photography (2005/04)

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