Coronavirus advice

Dear Parents/Carers,
We write in relation to the on-going Coronavirus outbreak that you will no doubt be aware of from the media and other sources.
As a school, we are obliged to follow the instructions and guidance appropriate to our educational establishment as set out by The Department for Education, Public Health England and the Local Education Authority (Devon County Council). We are acting on all advice received from these agencies who provide us with regular updates. Furthermore, in relation to school trips to other countries, we are compliant with instructions and guidance from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) who themselves are keeping the situation under constant review.  

We have taken the additional precaution to introduce anti-bacterial gel in locations across the school site and have already communicated with those families of students scheduled to travel oversees on school trips. We would also ask that, as parents/carers, if your child has any underlying conditions such as problems with their immune system, that you to seek medical advice around any considerations and/or further precautions you may need to take.
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We will continue daily monitoring of advice from all of the government agencies specified above and endeavour to provide further clarity and information as soon as we are able. Please be assured that the safety and wellbeing of our pupils and staff are central to all decisions made by the school.
Please do let us know if you have any questions.
Thank you
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Artwork of the week

This week, Mr Piper nominated Carla and Hannah’s RE artwork, which was based on the Holocaust. The quality of the works were so high, that I felt both students deserved to receive “Artwork of the Week”.

Well done girls, we are really proud of you.
Mrs Noseda

SMCC Chess Team


The SMCC Chess squad travelled to Ilfracombe on Tuesday to compete in the North Devon Schools Chess Tournament.

It was a great afternoon will all students winning at least one game and some winning almost all.

Well done!

Artwork of the week

This week, Louis’s amazing painting is Artwork of the week. Louis is always very humble about his work and I was stunned when I saw the quality of his ducks painting.

Well done Louis, we are very proud of you.

K Noseda
Head of Art

Year 11 Art Trip

On January 30th, Year 11 GCSE Art students visited RAMM in Exeter for a day of observation drawing as part of their GCSE Exam preparation.

We all had an enjoyable, productive day; well done Year 11!

Mrs K Noseda
Head of Art

Library displays

Mrs Sauerzapf our librarian has made some fantastic displays in the library. Pop along and have a look!

The world map highlighting the ‘cultural capital’ of reading.

Time to read ~ the library clock.

BookFlix ~ speaks for itself.

What a fantastic resource area.

Art exhibition in South Molton

Excellent examples of GCSE Art from Summer 2019 are currently being exhibited in John Walker Insurance brokers in South Molton.

Future exhibitions are planned, such as the Burton Art Gallery Schools exhibition in the spring; details to follow.

Mrs Noseda
Head of Art

Artwork of the week

Jolyon  has been selected for Work of the Week because of his determination, effort and creative skill in improving his sketch book pages.

His work demonstrates how to beautifully work across two pages and use all the space on a page to make work look vibrant and exciting. Jo has taken on board all the advice in order to improve his level and shows how you can inter mix your own ideas with artists research and copies.

Fantastic work Jo!

Artwork of the week

Artwork of the week goes to Chelsi Vellacott, 10 Drake for her excellent portrait of Lauren Petherick.

We have been learning how to do a detailed tonal pencil drawing in art lessons over a period of several weeks. I am so impressed with Chelsi’s fantastic efforts.

Well done, we are all proud of you.
Mrs K Noseda

Random Acts of Kindness

There have been lots of nominations over the last couple of months and some stood out as being extra special.

Lily nominated by another student “cutting her hair off for charity”
Josh nominated by another student “helping a new student in year 7 settle in socially and in lessons”
Oli nominated by another student “gave away some of his lunch money to someone who didn’t have any.

Malakai nominated by another student “helping an lady who had broken her ankle”
Troy and George nominated by the cleaning staff ” being very polite, helpful and cheering up our cleaning staff”
Aaron nominated by another student “helping a new student in year 10 settle in socially and in lessons”

A lovely ethos, from those nominated and those doing the nominating, that underpins the values of SMCC.