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Last Day of Term Arrangements


College will be finishing at 14:00 hours on Wednesday 20 December 2017. We have organised for County transport to convey student’s home at 14:10 hours. However your child’s regular bus will have to leave at the normal time and cannot arrive earlier – unfortunately this is the case for about 25 students within College.

There are two options open to you and your child as follows:

1. Your child will remain in College supervised by Honiton Community College staff until 15:00, whereupon their regular bus will transport them home as per normal.

2. You will organise alternative travel arrangements so that your child can arrive home safely.

Obviously, this will allow him/her to finish College on the last day of term at 14:10 hours, along with the rest of the student body.

It is essential that you inform Mrs Clements, Student Office by Friday 15 December 2017. You can email her at mclements@honitoncollege.devon.sch.uk alternatively you can telephone the College. I must have your decision or I will have to keep your child in College until 15:00 to ensure their safety.


Sad loss of one of our shining stars

It is with sadness that I inform you of the recent death of one of our students. 

All students in College have been informed and they have been signposted to our College counsellors, as well as being reminded of the support and guidance all our staff can provide in a pastoral sense.  Each person responds to death in his/her own way.  If your son/daughter is showing signs of distress please encourage them to discuss the matter at home and/or in school.

The following NHS website offers useful advice on bereavement and young people.




Consultation Week

“Dear All,

We would appreciate your feedback on a range of aspects of life at HCC.


Every year, as part of the college-wide ‘Consultation Week’, we ask our community (students, parents, teachers and governors) for feedback on different aspects of college life. This year we are asking for all parent/carer views on Home Learning, Feedback and Challenge in lessons.


Please take a moment to click the link and complete the short questionnaire by Thurs November 15th . If you have more than one child/young person at the college then please complete a survey for each student as their perception and way of working will differ (especially if in different year groups). If you require a paper copy of the survey please call the college.




Thank you for your time and on-going support.”


Admissions Policy - Consultation

The Admissions Policy 2019-20 was considered by the admissions authority and proposed for consultation on 4 October 2017. This will be determined by the admissions authority on 31 January 2018 following a public consultation between 1 November 2017 and 5 January 2018. It will be reviewed and determined annually. Once this policy is determined, it will be published on our website and at www.devon.gov.uk/admissionarrangements.


The draft Policy can be found under College Policy Documents here.


Under 12 Honiton Town Football – Now Recruiting

Under 12 Honiton Town Football – Now Recruiting

The Honiton Hornets are a small but skilled team of players that all have something in common – they love to play football J.  We are now recruiting new players to join the team so if you are interested in being a member of the Hornets to play in the local league side this year –please contact Neil Burroughs (Assistant Manager) on 07879 401840 or neil_burroughs@hotmail.co.uk

Training is on Thursday nights 6 – 7pm in Honiton with league matches being played on alternate Saturdays.

Everyone welcome !

Mr Taylor – PE Department



College's best ever GCSE Results!




 I am delighted to announce that on the back of our record breaking Sixth Form results, this Summer’s Year 11 students have also achieved the schools best ever set of GCSE grades. 2017 is a vintage year for Honiton Community College. The success achieved is just reward for the hard work and commitment from students and staff alike.

Two thirds of the cohort achieved the equivalent of 5+A*-C inc. English and Maths, with a quarter of all entries being A*/A. This is a superb achievement for a non-selective, comprehensive school. Indeed, we pride ourselves on our inclusive approach, working together, as a community, to provide a first-class education that helps develop rounded students that are ready to take on the challenges of adulthood.

We are extremely proud of the whole year group and aim to ensure every student makes expected, or better than expected, progress. The following top performing students were:

Jake Matthews:           2x9s, 1x8, 4xA*, 3xA and 1 distinction*

Ellie Beigan:               3x9, 4xA*, 2xA, 1 distinction

Amberina Askew:        2x9, 1x8, 4xA*, 2xA and 1 distinction*

Chloe Keitch:               1x8, 2x7, 3xA*, 3xA and 1 distinction*


On behalf of staff and governors I wish all of our students every success in the future, many of whom will be returning in September to take up their post-16 studies. No doubt aiming to replicate the success of this year’s Year 13!

 Finally, I would like to thank the staff and governors for all their hard work and support. In a year when tests are tougher than ever, it’s their commitment and professionalism that has enabled my team and I to ensure the school is performing so well, at all key stages, and is truly a great place to work, study and learn.

Glenn Smith







On behalf of staff and governors I am absolutely delighted to inform our community that the sixth form results this year have broken all previous records!

Our students achieved a 100% A*-E pass rate with 50% achieving A*-B grades.


Top performers include:

 Todd Beanlands: (AABB) - off to read History at Exeter University

 Gabriel Parker-Gifford: (AAB) – off to read Mathematics at Cardiff University

 Carys Lilley: (ABC) – off to read Applied Sports Science at Edinburgh University

 Rachel Larcombe: (BBC) – off to read Sports and Exercise Science at Swansea University

 Oliver Gorman (Distinction*Distinction*BC) – Employment in Business Management with Brent Hotels


Selena Burroughs, Head of Sixth, stated: “The results achieved both in A levels and the Applied BTEC’s are a true testimony to the hard work, commitment and focus that the students have given to their studies over the last 2 years. We are immensely proud. It’s an exciting time for them in their next step in education with many going to University or starting their professional apprenticeships with one of our students volunteering abroad in Nepal. We wish them every success for their future and thank all the students for being part of our amazing sixth form community.”

What is strikingly obvious about our sixth form is the atmosphere. A blend of hard work and dedication from students and staff combined with the fun, excitement and reward from participating in the many extra-curricular, fund-raising and work experience opportunities on offer.

There are many advantages to a school sixth form, especially one that is not large and impersonal. We not only offer first rate teaching across the school, including post-16 subjects, but we also provide a personalised service because we know each student extremely well (you’re basically getting the same package, in this sense, as you would from a fee-paying school). So, if you are expecting GCSE results next week and have already signed up for our sixth form in September then, obviously, you’ve made a great choice but if you are still deliberating, then these fantastic results should help you make the right one!


Glenn Smith



Silver School Games Mark Award

We are delighted to announce that we have achieved the Silver School Games Mark Award for the 2016/17 academic year. 

The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success. 

With many of our young people competing in local inter-school competitions this year, we are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our competitions possible. 

As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year. 

A special thanks to: The PE department, staff, students and parents for their support. Club-links with Honiton Golf Club, Honiton Football Club, Honiton Rugby Club, Honiton Cricket Club, Honiton Gym Club & LED.

 PE Department

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