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Welcome to South Dartmoor Community College


Welcome to South Dartmoor Community College, situated in Ashburton, Devon.

The core guiding principle that lies at the heart of everything we do at South Dartmoor Community College is to encourage and develop personal responsibility among all members of our community.

We believe in empowering students to take control of their own learning and their own lives so they know how to make good choices and also have the ability to thrive in a fast moving, ever changing world.

By creating a learning environment that has high expectations of everyone - and by modelling the behaviour that we expect from our students - we can provide the stepping-stones that bring dreams closer to reality.

The College is situated within the boundary of Dartmoor National Park and has an attractive rural setting. Most facilities are on our main campus on Balland Lane, with our Sixth Form Centre (Place House) and our extensive Sports Grounds and Facilities less than a couple of minutes walk away.

About us

Students leave our Sixth Form enjoying academic success, and as role models who will make a positive contribution to society. There are many extra-curricular opportunities, from contributing to the Sixth Form Council to World Challenge expeditions! Our pioneering work in consultation with Devon and Cornwall Business Council in creating The Employability Award serves to develop a breadth of qualities and interests that make our students stand out from the crowd. In addition to this, we have a dedicated Post-16 Careers Coordinator, who helps develop career aspirations and work experience placements for our Sixth Form students. ‘RISE’ is also in its third year; this is a very successful initiative to support students progress to prestigious and competitive University Degree courses; such as Medicine, Veterinary Science and Oxbridge and Russell Group Universities. Our most recent Ofsted report recognised that ‘Students benefit from good guidance on their destinations and many go on to valuable university courses.’

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact South Dartmoor Community College directly.

Last updated date: 31 August 2016

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