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  • Colyton Grammar School
    Whitwell Lane
    EX24 6HN
  • Head: Tim Harris
  • T 01297 552327
  • F 01297 553853
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Devon
  • Pupils: 822; sixth formers: 216
  • Religion: None
  • Open days: week commencing 30 April 2018 and Thursday 12 July and Thursday 6 Septmber
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 30th November 2007
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Definitely a school for the all rounder. Huge value attached to extracurricular, which none the less happens mainly in the long lunch hour, because of the scattered catchment (travel difficulties) with only sport, some music and film club regularly after school. Pupils, teachers, ground and canteen staff all seem to function like one big, and happy, family. Everything is superbly equipped. A rolling modernisation programme has kept everything pretty well up to date, with oodles of…

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What the school says...

Colyton Grammar School is a co-educational selective Academy serving local students from East Devon, West Dorset and South Somerset.

In January 2016 the school was ranked second state or independent school in England at Key Stage 4 and top state or independent school at Key Stage 5

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Excellent performance by Girls taking Physics at an English Grammar School (GCE A level)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Chemistry at an English Grammar School (GCE AS level)
  • Best performance by Boys taking Physics at an English Grammar School (GCE AS level)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Mathematics at an English Grammar School (GCE AS level)
  • Excellent performance by Girls taking Mathematics (Further) at an English Grammar School (GCE AS level)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Art & Design at an English Grammar School (GCSE)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Design & Technology Resistant Materials at an English Grammar School (GCSE)

School associations

State grammar school

What The Good Schools Guide says

Head teacher

Since September 2016, Tim Harris, previously deputy head of Reading School. History degree from Newcastle and PGCE from Sussex; has previously held a range of posts in non-selective schools in the Berkshire area. He is married with a young son.

Academic matters

Previous set up with GCSEs taken in year 10 followed by three-year A level courses now abandoned (so no GCSE results in 2017 as year 11s had already taken them the year before, getting 73 per cent A*/A grades). In 2017, 62 per cent of all A level entries got A*/A. Results are generally spectacular considering that, though selective, this is not one of the super selective warhorses. Everyone takes GCSE maths, English lang and lit, three separate sciences, French and RS, plus at least three others.

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Special Education Needs

The school is a Leading Edge and Trust School (South West Academic Trust) with a focus on Gifted and Talented has been described as outstanding by Ofsted. School has also successfully supported statemented, profoundly deaf children.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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