Champion School Status


We are delighted to confirm that South Molton Community College has been awarded Bronze Champion School Status from the NCS Trust for 2018/19. This has been awarded to us in recognition of the dedication shown throughout 2018/19 in facilitating an engaged and motivated year group – with more than 1 in 5 Year 11 students participating in the summer experience!

This would not be possible without our schools commitment to NCS, allowing NCS to attend events and promoting the programme internally. This highlights that as a school we are passionate and enthusiastic about providing excellent student enrichment opportunities beyond GCSE exams. A truly Broad and Balanced approach to our educational delivery.

Special thanks must go to Mr Jones who drives this project in school as part of his careers management role.

Artwork of the week

This week “Artwork of the week” goes to Molly Young in Year 9 (Grenville).

Molly has been producing consistently high quality work during the mixed media unit and this is her artist poster based on the scrapbook artist Teesha Moore.  Molly spent several lessons carefully painting the figure and the results are fantastic!

Well done Molly, we are all really proud of you.

K Noseda

Sports Elite Tie award

Molly recently represented her local pony club at Bleinhem International Horse Trails in the 90cm Arena Eventing. Molly and her Horse Megan managed to get a double clear bang on the optimum time!

Molly said “It was such an amazing experience to ride at the trials”.

Overall the team came and incredible 11th out of 40. Well done Molly, a fantastic achievement.

Molly continue to represent both her club and the school at a very high level and in recognition of this she receives her SPORTS ELITE TIE.

Well done a fantastic achievement.

Pictured is Molly receiving her tie from one of our Co-chairs of Governors, Mr Redpath and Mr O’Sullivan our new Head of PE.

Artwork of the week

This week, Jamie Talbot, in Drake, stunned me with his amazing summer work.

In year 10, we are working on the theme of “inspiration”, where students are designing very personal pieces based on topics such as their favourite film/cartoon characters and favourite band etc. Jamie produced both of these high quality outcomes in his summer break.

A massive well done to Jamie; we are really proud of you. K Noseda

Information from Devon & Cornwall Police

Letter from Mr Lewis to all parents.

Dear Parent/Carer

Firstly, thank you for your support in making the start of term such a positive one. Students have arrived looking smart and ready to study. The atmosphere around school is positive and productive.

We start the term off the back of another very successful set of GCSE results. I will forward some figures to you over the next few weeks.

On Friday we received the following message from North Devon Police, which they have suggested we share with you. Initial reports have not suggested South Molton students are involved but in sharing the information, it allows you to make appropriate choices about the event.

“North Devon Police have received information that children from schools from the local area have arranged to meet at Barnstaple Carnival & Fair with a view to fighting with each other. Intelligence officers have been made aware that knives and other weapons will be taken to the event. North Devon Police will have zero tolerance for violence and weapons at this event. The Police have the ability to stop, detain and search any person reasonably suspected to be carrying weapons and the ability to disperse large groups causing issues. It is an arrestable offence to carry knives or other weapons and to ignore any direction to leave. Any offenders will be dealt with robustly and will have the full weight of the law levied against them.”

If you are going to the carnival or fair, by all means go have a great time, and enjoy yourselves. Do not do anything that will have an effect on the rest of your lives or someone else’s.”

We would always urge parents and carers to be clear in their expectations of their child’s conduct and to be very clear where their child is at any given time. We would suggest that if children are intending to go to the fair, then it is advisable that they are accompanied by a responsible adult.

If you do hear any further information in connection with the Police message, we would urge you to share this with us and, of course, the Police.

Yours faithfully

Mr D J Lewis

Principal

Activities week 2019


As part of SMCC activities week, 28 students cycled 26 miles on the Tarka Trail. Well done to all.

Community Action. Mr Orr, Mr Hedges and a group of students have been gardening and tidying up in and around South Molton this week.

Monday Bake off

Monday Crafting

Tuesday Combat Archery

Tuesday Paintballing

Alton Towers
A hugely successful trip to Alton Towers with 47 year 9 students. Two beautiful, hot days were spent riding roller-coasters and going spinny spinny fasty fasty. The students were a credit to themselves and the school and all had a fantastic time.
Thank you from Mr Watkins, Mr Clooney, Ms Kiff, Ms Dixon, Ms White and Ms Jenkinson.

Duke of Edinburgh 2019

Sunday saw the first 3 teams of this year’s cohort complete their bronze Duke of Edinburgh expedition on Exmoor’s ‘wild country’ (Exmoor being 1 of 32 areas in England deemed as ‘raising the bar!’)

Well done to each & every one of them – they had ups & they had downs (some had some more ups & downs) but each & every team completed despite some new fence boundaries being erected that threw in map reading confusion.

A massive thanks to Claire, Kay & Mr Strickland for the organising and to Mr Clooney for camping with us. Also thanks to Mr Lewis and all the parents for helping & supporting this weekend.

Roll on these guys taking on silver & our next cohort of bronze 2019.

For more photos head over to our Facebook page

Collection of GCSE Examination Results

Collection of Examination Results

GCSE Examination results can be collected in person from the School Hall between 9am and 11am on Thursday 22nd August 2019.

If you are not available at that time you can:

1. Provide a stamped, addressed envelope for us to send your results along with a letter signed by you giving permission for us to post your results (please pass this in to Reception before 3.30pm on Wednesday 24th July.

2. Ask someone else to collect your results for you. They must have a letter signed by you giving them permission to collect the results. This must either be brought with them on the day or passed to Reception before 3.30pm on Wednesday 24th July.

For data protection purposes we are not permitted to give results to anybody (INCLUDING PARENTS/CARERS/RELATIVES) if we have not been given written authorisation. Results cannot be given out over the phone or by text under any circumstances.

Latest Sports Tie award

Belated congratulations to Lily Cronk who has received her Sports Elite badge as earlier this year she qualified for and competed at Hickstead alongside her fellow SMCC students Fraser, Jess, and Molly.

Lily had a great experience at Hickstead and loved competing at such a high level.

Well done, Lily! We are very proud of you.