South Dartmoor Community College

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Coordinates: 50°31′26″N 3°44′46″W / 50.524°N 3.746°W / 50.524; -3.746

South Dartmoor Community College
College in Ashburton (geograph 3888743).jpg
Established 1964
Type Academy
Principal Paul Collins
Chairman of Governors Graeme C
Location Balland Lane
TQ13 7EW
Local authority Devon
DfE URN 113519 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1,650
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Houses Beltor      , Fox Tor      , Haytor      , Hound Tor      , Rippon Tor      and Sharp Tor      (All named after local tors found on Dartmoor)

South Dartmoor Community College (SDCC) is a co-educational academy school located in Ashburton, Devon, England. The number of students on roll is 1,560. The school has a sixth form centre and has become a Specialist Sports College with Training School Status that is strongly linked with Ashmoor Hockey Club. It has 6 Tors from Dartmoor as its school houses and is split into 2 different populations, X and Y. The Tors are as listed, Hay Tor, Bel Tor, Fox Tor, Rippon Tor, Sharp Tor and Hound Tor.

Trust and Academy status

From September 2007, South Dartmoor Community College became a Trust School.

On 1 April 2011, South Dartmoor Community College officially gained academy status.


The College holds numerous awards:

  • Investor in People (2008 for fifth time)
  • Investor in Careers (2008 for fifth time)
  • Artsmark at Gold level (2007 and for the third time)
  • BECTA ICT Mark (07)
  • Investors in Work Related and Enterprise Learning (2007)
  • Sports Partnership Mark (2007)
  • SIMS Partnership Schools (2006)
  • Work on Within School Variation is featured in national publications: Schools Learning from their Best (2008)
  • Narrowing the Gap, NCSL, (2006)
  • The Specialist Schools and Academies Trust Futures Vision Award for Excellence in Enterprise and Creativity (2006)
  • CASIO Digital Award for the school developing the most innovative use of digital photography (2005/04)

Notable alumni

External links

  • School Website
  • Ofsted Page

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