Dear Parents/Carers
Christmas is now behind us and our magical last day of the Autumn Term is just a memory. The feedback from the students was very positive with the nativity performances from the Academy primary schools being a particular highlight as well as the fun fair. The new term begins with the arrival of Julian Beath who will be working with us for the rest of this academic year. Julian is a member of staff at one of our partner schools in Australia and is undertaking an exchange with Craig Axford in the History Department. We hope that this exchange will lead to learning for both schools as we swap ideas about effective teaching. Craig Axford has also arrived safely in Sydney where the weather is currently 29 degrees! 
We also welcome our new Head of Science, Jim Lodge, formerly at the The Maynard School. Jim will be building upon the positive developments in the Science Department, of the last few years, as we strive for even higher quality learning experiences for our students. 
We are eagerly awaiting the appearance of the builders on site to commence the construction of the Atrium Studio. We are working with the construction team to ensure disruption to the student body is minimised. The first phase of the project will be to redevelop the bus pick up and drop off arrangements at the front of the College. 
As the new year begins we are continuing to maintain the highest expectations of our students in all aspects of College life and learning. This, of course, includes behaviour and uniform. Parents and Carers can assist us in this area by ensuring that students come into College in the correct uniform and are clear about what constitutes appropriate behaviour. Already this term we have had to speak to a range of students and their parents about uniform. I am very clear that one feature of high performing  schools is that they do focus on areas such as uniform alongside the drive for the best possible teaching and learning.
Yours faithfully,
Hugh Bellamy

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This website aims to give you an insight into life at our College and to provide information that will be useful to parents/carers and students.

South Dartmoor Community College is an inclusive school which aims to provide a broad and compelling curriculum; an exceptional range of activities and clubs; excellent teachers; a supportive pastoral team; strong partnerships with parents/carers; a stimulating environment and above all else, wonderful learning opportunities, all against a backdrop of high expectations.

We believe that all of our students can achieve and that all that is needed to do so is hard work from students, support from parents/carers and insightful, inspirational teaching.

I hope this website is useful to you but if you require any further information or clarification on any point, please feel free to contact us at the College.

Hugh Bellamy


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Please see the link below to a flyer with detailing activities running at Ashmoor during February half term.


Junior Team of the Year :

3rd      Ashburton Youth FC Girls U15 Team

2nd      Bovey Tracey Junior Lifesaving Team (Libby W and Laura W, pictured above)

This week students and staff have been hard at work building a carnival float. South Dartmoor Remembers, our tribute to fallen heroes. The float will be taking part in the Ivybridge Christmas Festival on Friday 28th November from 18:30 and South Brent Floodlit Winter Carnival on Saturday 29th November from 18:30....

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