SMCC Minibus

At the end of November we took delivery of our very own Minibus,  after 5 years of fundraising by the Friends of South Molton Community College.
A total of £18000 has been given to the school by the Friends committee and there have been many events to help achieve this, including the very successful Trekfest, our Strictly Dancing event last Autumn & Mr Potter’s ‘Wheely Long Walk’ last summer.
A Big Big Thank You to Mrs Partridge and Mrs Sauerzapf.
We would also like to thank the South Molton Town Council, The Rotary Club of South Molton and South Molton Scaffolding for their generous support.
As with any expensive item, it takes time to raise the money to ensure that there is financial security and the Friends are very proud that they have manged to achieve this. Our thanks go to all the parents & carers, students past and present and staff who have contributed to the many events to make this purchase possible. Thanks also to ‘Blue Orange Signs’ for the professional sign writing which will help us to advertise our very popular school.

If there are any members of the community who would like to be a part of the Friends committee please contact the school.


Christmas Tree Festival

Team D&T and the Year 8 Enterprise students have been busy over the past month creating this year’s entry for the Church Christmas Tree Festival. 
The Tree Festival was held in St Mary Magdalene Church.


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.

Latest sports tie awards

Anthony and Toby have been highly recommended by David Roper the Basketball Coach for North Devon.

Together Anthony and Toby have improved tremendously in the last year and have represented North Devon in several matches and Competitions. Both play in the ‘guard position’ and have excellent ball handling and ‘one on one’ skills as well as being very competent defenders.

I think they both have a very bright future in basketball if they wish to pursue it at higher levels.

Anthony and Toby are pictured with Mr Lewis and Mr O’Sullivan, Head of PE.