Teignmouth Community School
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Teignmouth Community School is an academy school in Teignmouth, Devon, England for pupils aged 3 – 18, and as of 2010 has approximately 1,555 on roll of which around 170 are in the Sixth Form. It is the only non fee secondary school in the town, with other secondary education in Teignmouth being provided by the independent Trinity School. Class sizes at Teignmouth Community College average about 30 pupils and feeder primary schools in the area include Our Lady and St Patricks RC primary school, Hazeldown Primary, Inverteign community nursery and primary school, Bishopsteingnton primary school and Shaldon primary school.
The college became a specialist in maths and computing in 2004. A February 2010 Ofsted inspection report allocated the school an overall Grade 2 (Good) for its performance, with a Grade 1 (outstanding) on some points.
Formerly two schools, Teignmouth Grammar School and Teignmouth Secondary Modern, located on the site of the current school. The two schools merged to become Teignmouth High School and then in the late 1980s the name was changed to Teignmouth Community College.
Core subjects follow the National Curriculum with sixth form pupils following A-level, AS-level and BTEC courses. The college also offers vocational courses including NVQs in hairdressing and BTEC Diplomas in courses such as health and social care, information technology, travel and tourism, horticulture, construction and mechanics as well as many GCSE, A level and AS courses. Students from nearby Teign School also attend the college's vocational programmes.
Notable former pupils
- Matthew Bellamy, lead singer, guitarist and pianist of rock group Muse
- John Bainbridge, author and countryside campaigner
- Derek Cole, cricketer
- Dominic Howard, drummer, Muse
- Chris Wolstenholme, bassist, Muse