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South Dartmoor
Community College


South Dartmoor Community College
Balland Lane
TQ13 7EW

Telephone 01364 652230
Facsimile   01364 654069
Contact Form

Sixth Form

Telephone: 01364 654301

Student Absences

To report a Year 7 - Year 11 absence please use: 01364 655406

To report a Year 12 - Year 13 absence please use: 01364 654301

Ofsted Parent View

If travelling from Exeter - using the A30 or M5 - continue onto the A38. Once the dual carriageway divides, just after Kennford, please follow the Plymouth route (A38).

Continue past Chudleigh, Heathfield Industrial Estate (Newton Abbot) and Bickington until you see the sign for Ashburton (Linhay). Take this exit and turn right, over the bridge. Follow the road around the declining left turn - past Glendinning's office (on the right-hand-side) and turn right into Balland Lane (just after the Ashburton signage). Follow this road until the turning circle adjacent to the main campus entrance.

If travelling from Plymouth - using the A38 - continue past Ivybridge and Buckfastleigh until you see the second sign for Ashburton (Linhay). Take this exit and turn left. Turn right (almost immediately) into Balland Lane (just after the Ashburton signage), following the road until the turning circle of the campus and enter the visitors' entrance.

For the main campus turn left at the turning circle, entering into the visitors' parking area.  Alternatively, for Sixth Form (Place House) continue along Balland Lane (past the turning circle) and turn left into Place Lane. Travel along Place Lane until the entrance on the right-hand-side is visible. Enter through this entrance, turning immediatly right into the parking area.

The nearest main-line train station is in Newton Abbot. Most services from London Paddington and Penzance, and local services from Exmouth and Torquay, stop at this location. Taxis are available outside the train station for the journey to the college; which is approximately 15 minutes travel time.

There are several bus services that travel through or near to Ashburton, of which the most direct are Stagecoach route ‘88/88C’ which travel from the Newton Abbot area and the X38 which travels from both Plymouth and Exeter.


All information on the website is available free of charge as a paper copy to parents upon request.