Awliscombe C of E Primary School is situated at the heart of Awliscombe Village about one mile outside of Honiton. It’s a relatively small school (94 children in September 2011) with a strong Christian ethos. It is co-educational for children from 4 – 11 years. Their motto is “To think for themselves and to consider other”
It has an active PTFA. Their committee meets once a month. There is also a Parent Forum group of parent representatives who are planning to meet once a term to discuss school-related issues.
The school produces a newsletter each week which is sent home on a Friday with the children. The newsletter details children’s achievements; has news of events; PTFA news; community events and dates for the diary.
You can view more details on all these points and see more information if you go to the school’s own website: http://www.awliscombe-primary.devon.sch.uk/
Head Teacher is Mrs. Gill Kendrick
There are two schools in the immediate area offering local further education, Honiton Community College (in Honiton, between 1 and 2 miles away) and The King’s School in OtterySt. Mary (about 5 miles away).
Honiton Community College – “Success for All”
Honiton Community College is a Devon co-educational comprehensive day College for students aged 11-18. There are about 1100 students at present. The Sixth Form has courses leading to AS; A Level; GCSE; AVCE and GNVQ.
In addition to the main College there are facilities for students whose educational needs, in the opinion of the Education Authority, are best met in a partially separate environment.
Their name demonstrates a long term aim and ambition to become an organisation which exists to meet, in large measure, the educational and recreational needs of the community.
The community are the people of Honiton and surrounding villages. Their ambition is to see a greater blurring of the artificial divisions between work, learning and leisure, and also between child/student and adults out of College. Whilst the formal educations of students between the ages of 11 and 18 takes place on campus, they increasingly cater for some of the needs of different age groups, from very young children to our oldest citizens. The College already has a well-established programme of evening classes for which there is a separate hand book. Over 800 students register for these classes on an annual basis.
There are also some daytime classes and other activities. There is a flourishing Youth Centre, details of which can be found in the College Prospectus. In addition, it is possible for adults to join some of the Sixth Form classes. The College is also involved with the Honiton Festival which incorporates professional and local groups from within the community.
In addition to this they see themselves and their students, very much as part of an ongoing process which has its formal beginning in the Primary Schools in the immediate area and continues with the College. The idea of a 5-18 provision underlines the importance given to continuity and progression.
For more information, please visit their website: www.honitoncollege.devon.sch.uk/
The King’s School – “Achievement for All”
The King’s School is an 11-18 comprehensive school with just over 140 staff and 1100 students of which over 200 hundred are Post 16. It has a long and proud history that can be traced back to the fourteenth century when Bishop John de Grandisson established a choir school in Ottery St. Mary. This operated until 1545, when it was replaced by a “Grammar” school founded by King Henry VIII – hence “The King’s School”, and the coat of arms with the Lion and Wyvern. Their inclusive philosophy of “Achievement for All” encapsulates the belief that every person who enters The King’s School has unique skills and potential to be unlocked.
The 2011 OfSTED inspection graded the school as OUTSTANDING, endorsing the school’s belief that its unique ethos has a hugely positive impact on student achievement
For more information, please visit their website: www.thekings.devon.sch.uk