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Progression Event to HCC Sixth Form

Dear Parent/Carer, 

Progression Event to HCC Sixth Form.  

As part of the transition from Year 11 to the Sixth Form, I have the pleasure of inviting your son / daughter to our Progression Event being held on Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th July. Both days will start at 8.35am and will finish at 3.00pm. 

If they have not made an application to sixth form and still wish to do so – please contact me on the e mail at the bottom of the page.  

Please ask your son / daughter to meet in the Sixth Form Centre at 8.35am on the Monday where they will be briefed on the programme of events. They will experience various exciting opportunities to team build with their new peers in September as well as sessions on how to be an independent learner and what it takes to be a uccessful student. They will also have the opportunity to meet the team of sixth form tutors. 

The Tuesday will be spent experiencing the subjects they intend to take with their teachers looking at more detail of the course before they start in September. 

A parents’ information evening will be held on Monday 10th July at 6pm. This will be an opportunity for you to understand how sixth form operates and how you can support your child in their post 16 education. The sixth form team will also be there to answer any queries you have as we realise this is an important time in the progression of your childs education. 

If your son / daughter has applied to another post 16 college as well as HCC we would still very much encourage them to attend these days so they can make a fully informed decision on their destination in September. 

Once GCSE results have been received, we will confirm their place on results day and enrol them officially on their course of study. We can also register students into the Sixth Form on Monday 4th September from 10.00am – 5.00pm if they are not available on results day. 

Lessons will begin for Sixth Form on Tuesday 5th September 2017  


If you or your son / daughter have any questions regarding this next stage in their education before the progression event and parents meeting , please do not hesitate to contact me at the school either by email sburroughs@honitoncollege.devon.sch.uk or telephone 01404 42283 ext 250. 

Please confirm attendance of your child and for the parents meeting by completing the slip below or e mailing me at the college by Monday 3rd July.  

I look forward to meeting you on the 10th July. 

Selena Burroughs

Head of Sixth Form 


Please could you return this reply slip to the Sixth Form Office at Honiton Community College by Monday 3rd July     



I will be attending the Progression Event on Monday 10th & Tuesday 11th July   Ο

I will be attending the Informal Parent’s Evening on Monday 10th July              Ο

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 Dear Parent / Carers 

I would just like to point out how deeply saddened I am about the recent events in London and Manchester. The murder and maiming of innocent victims, young or old, is disgusting and despicable! No religion condones such heinous acts of violence against other human beings. We must hope and pray that terrorists realise that we will not let terrorism win. 

Although the threat level is ‘Severe’ there is currently no government or police advice not to travel to major cities or through major travel hubs. In light of this and local authority advice, to be vigilant and have a well supervised trip with a robust emergency plan, the College will continue to operate as normal with regards to trips and excursions. However, the recent events in Manchester and London focus the mind on the reasons why we have robust plans and risk management for trips and enrichment activities to ensure we plan for every eventuality. 

In a democracy, it is unfortunately true that absolute security is impossible when people are prepared to murder and maim innocent people, but the important thing is we mustn't cower, we mustn't allow the terrorists to succeed and to destroy our way of life, or to divide communities. 

A headteacher's priority is the safeguarding of every young adult and their staff and that remains true, though I believe you will understand and support my view (and those of many of our politicians and prominent figures) which is concisely summed up by Dr Steve Maraboli when he wrote: 

"Don’t let the evil actions of broken people define your view of our world! Don’t be terrorised into a diluted, hopeless reality.” 

I know I can count on your continued support as we seek to provide our students with a rounded and fully comprehensive education. 

Yours sincerely 


Glenn Smith, Principal



Presentation to Devon Air Ambulance

Presentation of the 24hour Cycle Cheque

Students presented a cheque to Devon Air Ambulance's Captain Richard Tate on Friday following their 24hr cycle event held in March. Students and Staff cycled continuously to complete the mileage from John O Groats to Lands End and then as the target was completed within 12 hours – we cycled back again to John O Groats managing the complete round journey in just under the 24 hrs.  The final amount of £1880.69 was an amazing effort by all who took part either cycling or lending their support by providing food , drink and plenty of encouragement – especially at 3am!  Captain Tate started the event for us by cycling a few miles so we were delighted that he could return to receive the cheque and explain the importance of fundraising events like ours to support this lifesaving service.

Events like these really demonstrate the resilience, teamwork and determination our students develop whilst they study in sixth form and both Mr Smith, their tutors and myself are very proud in all that they achieve. We are however slightly worried about the challenge they will set for their 24hr event next year….



Student Visits Buckingham Palace

On the 24th of May I travelled to Buckingham Palace to collect my Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award having achieved the final recognition of my work completed whilst I have been at HCC. Once I had I registered we had time to look around before the official ceremony. A bit of celebrity spotting and I met Greg Rutherford the Olympic Long jumper and had a quick chat about strictly! A lovely surprise was meeting up fellow HCC student Ameerah Askew who left last year to start her nursing degree. Ameerah and I completed our gold expedition together in Tuscany so was lovely to see her also receive her award on the same day as me.  We spoke to the Countess of Wessex;  the Duke himself and also Prince Edward and then got presented our certificate by Jon Culshaw the impressionist. The day was truly fantastic with only a select few people of my age having had the privilege to be invited to Buckingham Palace and it is something I will never forget. DofE has been an incredible experience and has given me lots of opportunities which I never thought I would even do with volunteering, to hiking in Italy for 4 days to even going to the Palace. DofE has helped me develop numerous skills which have allowed me to hopefully go to Lancaster University in September to start my degree as well as giving me some memories which I will forget.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 Cerys Little, Sixth Form Student




Cerys and Greg Rutherford

Cerys and Jon Culshaw










KEY STAGE 4 Information Evening (Yr.9,10,&11)



(Years 9, 10 and 11)

 Wednesday, 14th June at 5.30 to 6.30 pm.

Sixth Form Centre | Honiton Community College | School Lane | Honiton

 Dear Parent/Carer

 I would like to invite you to attend the third Information Evening meeting of 2016-17 for parents of students in Key Stage 4 (Years 9, 10 and 11). Information Evenings are an informal opportunity for parents/carers to find out more about College life and to ask questions of staff and Governors.

 Based on feedback from parents to a survey last year we are holding separate Information Evenings for Key Stage 3 (Years 7 and 8) and Key Stage 4 this year. The agenda for this Information Evening is below.

 Please can you confirm if you are attending by contacting Shelagh Andrews on 01404 518667 or by emailing sandrews@honitoncollege.devon.sch.uk by Monday, 12th June so we can arrange refreshments accordingly.

 I look forward to seeing you on 14th June.

 Thank you

 Mireille Gaches    (Parent Governor)


  1. Welcome
  2. Preparing for Post-16 Education.
  3. Question and answer session. 
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