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  • Kingsbridge Community College
    Balkwill Road
    Kingsbridge
    Devon
    TQ7 1PL
  • Head: Mrs Tina Graham
  • T 01548 852641
  • F 01548 854277
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.kingsbridgecollege.org.uk
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Read about the best schools in Devon
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Devon
  • Pupils: 1,300 ; sixth formers: 245
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Open days: September and October
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 1
      • Personal development, behaviour and welfare Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
    • 1 Full inspection 7th March 2023
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

A wonderful example of how truly excellent a good community state school can be. There are no limiting academic pathways or ‘pigeonholing of expectations’, the head is determined that every pupil in the school has an ‘aspiration shift’ that is supported pastorally and facilitated academically by the staff. Extracurricular taken seriously too, ‘There really is something for everyone, whatever your interests,’ say pupils, including the musical ‘collective’ initiatives where every year group has drop-in jam sessions at lunchtime. Impressive cameos from rock bands to haunting pop soloists were wafting out from every room, resulting in…

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What the school says...

Converted to an academy 2011.

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Principal

Since 2019, Tina Graham. Part of the DNA of this school, she has been here since 1999, joining as a geography teacher before being promoted to head of department then head of sixth form in 2006 and joining the senior leadership team the following year. A two-year secondment to neighbouring Dartmouth Academy (part of the same academy trust) in 2015 for her first headship, taking on and ‘utterly turning around’ a school in crisis. Needless to say, the secondment lasted somewhat longer than anticipated but she returned to KCC after four years and took up the reins of headship here. The school had been through ‘a three-year blip of leadership’, according to parents, and was falling foul of the resultant negative pupil behaviours. Mrs Graham saw it as her ‘moral imperative’ to get things...

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Who came from where

Who goes where

Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
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

Interpreting catchment maps

The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.

Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.

For help and explanation of our catchment maps see: Catchment maps explained

Further reading

If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.

Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

Children get into the school from here:

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most years
quite often
infrequently
sometimes, but not in this year


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