Colyton Grammar School maintains Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ rating

In what was probably the final Ofsted inspection of a school before lockdown, school inspectors have confirmed that Colyton Grammar School has maintained its ‘Outstanding’ rating while praising its students, staff and wider school community.

Colyton Grammar School is a state school...

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Ivybridge mum praises exchange programme

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THE MOTHER who sent her children to France and Spain for six months respectively aged 13 and 12 said it was much harder for her to let them go and praised the benefits to their education and confidence.

Anna West from Ivybridge, Devon, sent her son Paddy to Vannes in France to live with a French family and their children and daughter India to Pamplona in Spain to do the same.


Plymouth University climbs in world rankings

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Plymouth University is now ranked inside the top 40 global modern universities according to the most comprehensive league table of its kind, released today.

In the Times Higher Education ‘100 Under 50’, Plymouth is placed at 37 – up five places from 2014 – and fourth in terms of UK institutions under the age of 50. The publication’s Editor-at-Large, Phil Baty, described it as a “...

Skills Aid Plymouth students celebrate

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The first group of young people from three city schools celebrated completing the Skills Aid Plymouth (SAP) course at an award ceremony yeseterday afternoo(17 April) in front of their parents, teachers and mentors and the business that have taken part in the project.

The SAP scheme, the first of its kind in Plymouth, is a joint project between the City Council and Plymouth’s Rotary...

Nearly 90 per cent of children receive first choice of primary school

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Thousands of Plymouth primary children will find out today which school they will be going to in September.

The latest figures show that 88.12 per cent of city children received their first choice of school this year. 5.96 per cent of children received their second choice and 2.08 per cent their third choice.

Just 3.84 per cent of children did not receive any of the schools...

Pupils get the chance to be SoCool for Science

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As part of British Science Week Year 9 pupils from 12 schools in and around Plymouth had the chance to get hands on in the laboratory and see what it is like to be a scientist, when Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry opened up its research labs.

The SoCool for Science event took place at labs on Plymouth Science Park. Pupils met with research students and...

Exciting weekend of events at Plymouth Uni

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Plymouth University’s world class facilities and place at the heart of the community are to be showcased to the public as never before.

From open-air cultural events to laboratory tours, exhibitions of student work to pioneering partnerships, the city centre campus will be thrown open for The Big Festival Weekend on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 June.

Two days of events will aim to...

Plymouth committed to creating schools for the future

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As the City Council continues to drive forward growth in the city a huge amount of investment has been going on to make sure Plymouth’s schools are fit for the future.

Just under £53 million has now been invested in improving the quality of Plymouth’s schools to to keep up with the growing population, the investment in schools has not only been able to improve them, it has also created...

School celebrates Pupil Premium Awards win

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Staff and pupils at High View School in Efford are celebrating after being announced as one of the regional winners of the 2015 Pupil Premium Awards.

Head Teacher Kim Dorian-Kemp received a £25,000 prize from Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg at a glitzy awards ceremony in London earlier this week for the most effective spending of Pupil Premium funding.

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Schools urged to donate books to Africa

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Schools in the South West are being invited to donate books to schools in rural parts of South Africa, as part of a competition to learn about farming in the country.

The 2015 Help a South African School competition asks children in years one through to 11 to learn about fruit farming and the difference it makes to the lives of families in South Africa, and to produce a collage of...

Bright new future for adult learning

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A brand new adult learning venture is being set up in Plymouth to protect access to courses and skills development in the city for years to come.

Plymouth City Council approved plans last week to allow its Plymouth Adult and Community Learning service (PACLS) to become an independent joint venture with two key city based partners – Shekinah and YMCA Plymouth.

The proposals were...