SMCC Riding Club

Pupils enjoyed their first session at Collacott Equestrian Centre as part of Riding Club on Thursday 23rd February.  Despite howling winds, all pupils – particularly those who have never ridden before – learnt a great deal.  Group 1 (led by our students in Group 2) experienced rising trot for the first time.  Group 2 (our slightly more experienced riders) were asked some bigger questions and faced different challenges.  Pupils then helped to untack their horses and put them in their stables.

At South Molton Community College we’re aware that horse riding can benefit out pupils in a variety of ways – including: developing balance, improving coordination and motor function.  We can’t wait for next Thursday and to see the progress they make over this next 6 weeks.

Latest photos of the new school

Photos taken 21st February 2017

Sports Hall


Reception area


Main stairway


History Rm 105
HOH room


English Room



Art Room




1st floor offices


1st floor corridor

Celebrating World Book Day – 2nd March

We will be celebrating World Book Day on Thursday 2nd March.

We are really looking forward to seeing the fabulous costumes that all staff and students come in wearing.

There will be a prize for the best costume in each house, plus one for the best staff member.

Members of staff will also be reading extracts from their favourite kids’ book in the school library at lunchtime.

SMCC Show Jumping & Eventing Team – latest news

South Molton Community College’s Show Jumping Team travelled to Tall Trees Arena in Cornwall on Tuesday 14thFebruary for their first competition.  The girls, Izzy Beard, Maisie Atkinson, Molly Matthews and Grace Sinclair, looked professional and smart in their team colours – provided by Acorn Saddlery.  Izzy and Maisie both jumped brilliantly in the 80cm but had an unfortunate 4 faults each; Grace jumped clear and then had 4 faults in the jump-off and Molly jumped double clear.  The team came 4th in the 80cm.  Their second class, 90cm, was up to height.  Izzy and Maisie jumped bravely and with gusto – picking up 4 faults each.  Grace jumped clear and then got 4 faults in the jump-off; her pony had an unfortunate stumble on a tight turn – she would have had the fastest time of the class!  Molly jumped another double clear – riding elegantly and competently.  The team picked up 4th place again.

House singing competition

On 7th February we held our first ‘inter house’ singing competition.

The event took place in the main hall with each House singing a song of their own choice.

The competition was judged by Mr Finney, Ms Fletcher, Mr Rogers and Mr Lewis, with points being awarded for various qualities such as the overall presentation, timing, volume, audience impact and use of props.

The winners with 235 points were Drake with an impressive rendition of Riptide.  Raleigh were runners up with 194 points.
The winning Drake team
House captains collecting the trophy