Dear Parents and Carers,
The exciting times continue at South Dartmoor with the announcement by the Department for Education of the successful bids made to the Capital Improvement Fund. We have been awarded three quarters of a million pounds to build a new dining hall and kitchen facility. We will be moving forward on this project immediately and hope to have the new facility in place early during the Autumn Term, as long as the planning process goes smoothly! The building will be two storey and have a floor space of 648 square metres. It will be sited where the tents presently sit and will be designed to ‘fit in’ with the current architecture of the site.
Next Friday 24th April is the College production of the Opera Carmen. Mr Wickenden and his team have worked extremely hard to put on this production and I am sure it will be excellent, tickets are available from the College.
Our Thai visitors arrive in the UK on the 18th of April and we look forward to another positive visit and welcome the opportunity to understand a little more of another culture. We also have our Spanish exchange students arriving next week so we will be a very multi-cultural place!
This will be, as always, a very busy term with exams starting next week and the prospect of our new students from year 6 beginning their induction processes. It is ver encouraging to see that our recruitment has been very strong this year despite the low number of pupils in year 6 across the primary phase, our high academic standards, engaging teaching, quality pastoral support and fantastic extra curricular offer are clearly being recognised by pupils and parents alike.
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.
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