|Dartmouth Community College|
|Milton Lane, TQ6 9HW, UK Dartmouth|
+44 (0)1803 834921
Small teaching groups, small tutor groups and a small community means that we get to know all of our students as individuals and can work effectively to help them achieve the success their ability warrants in a safe, and friendly learning environment.
We are a visual arts college, specialising in Art & Design (including Creative Textiles and Photography), Drama and Media Studies. This enables us to continue to raise achievement even further in these subjects, and across the curriculum using innovative and specialist skills to share good practice within the Dartmouth Learning Network and further afield.
Teaching staff and support staff, parents and students working together as a team are vital to the success of our college. We encourage continual contact with, and input from, parents. Formal review days are organised each term and staff can be contacted whenever needed. Students are well known and supported by all staff, a feature our students were keen to share with Ofsted and about which we are very proud.
There are two houses, Wood House and Darling House. Each tutor group and every member of staff in the
College belongs to one or the other. A house points system has been introduced, and there are many ways
points can be collected: good work stamps, involvement in school activities on and off site, Sports Day, competitions,
behaviour and attendance. All of this makes for a healthy competitive working environment for
both staff and students, who have great fun earning points.
Each week, house assemblies are held where certificates are presented.
There is also a weekly update on house points to keep students and staff aware of how well they are doing.
Leisure centre providing excellent PE facilities
- Hard play area
- Hall refurbishment for performing arts/media including a new ICT suite
ICT facilities with multimedia projectors in every classroom
Food technology classroom
8 ICT Suites, each with at least 10 computers
The Extra Curricular Activities Programme at Dartmouth Community College
includes a wide variety of clubs, trips and links to other external organisations.
Some of the activities on offer at the College include:
Badminton Art & Design Club
Football Design & Technology
Rugby College Steel Band
Multi-Activity Club College Brass Band
Roller Blading College Samba Band
Hot Cycling Writers’ Club
Creative Textiles Club Trampolining
Photography Club Book Review Club
Dance / Salsa Fitness
Basketball / Netball Table Tennis
We also have annual activities, which include:
Christmas Carol Service, Spring Concert, Drama Productions, Musicals, Town
Day, Sports Day, Art Exhibition at The Flavel and the Swimming Gala.
Other extra curricular activities include:
Leavers Prom, Activities Week, Enrichment Days, Certificate Presentation
Evenings, Foreign Trips.
The College makes good use of its own minibus, providing transport for extra
curricular activities organised by the college and primary schools in the
Dartmouth Local Learning Community.
Subjects at Post 16 2007-8
• Art & Design (AS/A2)
including Creative Textiles &
• Environmental Science
• Geography (AS/A2)
• History (AS/A2)
• ICT—iMedia (Double Award)
• Local Gov. & Politics (AS/A2)
• Media (AS/A2)
We also offer Performing Arts, English Literature and Product Design, although student numbers were
not sufficient to run these courses during 2007-8.
Post 16 students have Helen Buckland as Post-16 Co-ordinator and Mandy Pigott as a tutor. She
registers the students and deals with pastoral issues. They have regular tutorial and mentoring sessions.
Students also take a Key Skill Level 3 Communication award which is worth 20 UCAS points.
We have a franchise partnership with South Devon College.
They fund our A-Level courses and monitor our teaching and
learning. Students have the option to study all courses at
Dartmouth, or combine our courses with those at
South Devon if the timetables allow for this.
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