Artwork of the week

Well done to Dexter Duffy, Year 7 Raleigh, who produced this intricate pencil drawing. This was completed at home in his own time!

Dexter has made an excellent start to the Year 7 art course. I am really impressed with his skill and look forward to his future artworks…

Chess competition

On Wednesday, the SMCC chess squad made a successful trip to Braunton Academy to take part in the latest North Devon Schools’ chess tournament.

The students put in a great performance winning the majority of their games in a field of almost 80 competitors.

Well done to all who played.

Parent Participation event

We would like to invite you to our next Parent Participation event at SMCC.

It will take place from 5.30 to 7 pm on Tuesday 26th November in the Atrium.

This is a drop-in event, and informal. There is no need to arrive at, or stay for any particular length of time.

The purpose of the meeting is to hear any concerns or suggestions you might have, and to provide you with any information you might need.

We hope to see you there!


Four students represented the school at the Remembrance Service in the town church on Sunday. At 11am on Monday 11th two students visited the town Cenotaph. On both occasions wreaths were laid on behalf of the students, staff and Governors of SMCC.

Every student was given the opportunity to write a personal message on a poppy, these have been used to produce the spectacular display in the picture.

As a school we came together for our Remembrance Service today, there were readings and poems from both staff and students. Mr Howard played the ‘Last Post’ followed by a 2 minute silence that was respectfully adhered to by all. During the silence students laid a wreath in our memorial gardens.

It is fantastic to see so many students and staff wearing their poppies with pride. We should have a large donation from the collection boxes to hand over to the Royal British Legion.

Thank you Mrs Willmot for coordinating all the events.

Presentation Evening

Invitations are going out this week to our 2019 year 11 leavers to join us for a celebration evening and presentation of GCSE certificates.

UoC Blazer designed by former student

This photo is from one of our former students Jack McGovern.

One of the few boys who took Textiles GCSE many years ago, he achieved an A grade.

The picture shows the rowing blazer he designed for the Chancellor of the University of Chester-Gyles Brandreth former conservative MP (and former regular on countdown!).

Good to hear what former students are doing now!

SMCC Production: Blood Brothers

An exciting opportunity to become involved.

A meeting for those who want to be involved; actors and actresses, as well as stage crew. Pupils must be in years 7-10.

Monday 11th November at the start of lunchtime in the Drama Studio.

Character details, audition scripts and rehearsal commitments will be discussed.