Cullompton Community College lies at the heart of its community in the centre of Cullompton Town.
Primary School Links
We have strong links with our local primary schools and primary school students in year 5 and 6 join us at least 4 times a year for Enterprise Days to share innovative learning experiences across the curriculum.
Junior Sports Leaders
We run a successful JSL programme which enables students at CCC to develop and practice their leadership skills and take on additional responsibility. Our junior sports leaders regularly work with younger pupils in primary schools to lead sports activities in school and run collective inter-school competitions. We also operate a PE teacher release scheme which is funded by the local learning community. This enables our PE staff to work in our local primary schools on a regular basis and to host larger sports challenges.
Culm Valley Learning Community - CVLLC
We are proud to be part of the Culm Valley Learning Community which draws together 16 local schools to plan exciting activities for enrichment and to ensure continuity of learning across phases.
This year we have been involved in staff training together on a programme of solution focussed approaches so that all of our students become aware of a common language and attitude to problem solving and positive thinking. In 2012-2013 we undertook ‘Thrive’ training together to help our understanding of child development and overcoming interruptions to development.
The learning community have also funded STEM projects (Science Technology, Engineering and Maths) including the ‘Bloodhound’ rocket car speed land challenge where our gifted and talented students have been involved in constructing and racing rocket powered vehicles.
We are pleased to work with a very active town council in Cullompton and we participate in the annual Christmas parade (with lantern making last year), joint exhibitions of photographs and art, and creative projects funded by the council. In July 2012 the council sponsored the school’s art students to design and paint a mural in the town with an artist in residence from DAIS (Devon Artists in Schools Initiative) and in the Autumn of 2012 students worked with a metal work artist to design new feature gates for the town.
“Cullompton Town Council has recently decided to take responsibility for Tufty Park and Headweir Road Park from Mid Devon District Council. In order to prioritise the modernisation work that is required at both these parks the council has produced a Survey Monkey questionnaire to get the view of the community that use these parks before any major planning work and applications for grants takes place.
Please take a few minutes to complete this survey online – your opinions do count – it can be found at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CJXBFDM.”
As a college with a specialism in Business, Enterprise, Maths and Computing we work closely with Business Partners for impact days, work experience preparation days, interview preparation days, work experience placements, careers conventions and we also have a number of Business representatives on our Governing Body who help us with further Business links. In addition we work with the Education Business Partnership and recently renewed our EBP award status
FE college Partners
We work closely with our college links for 14-16 options and students in KS4 can chose to follow some of their option on college courses where they spend half a day experiencing a practical learning curriculum or prepare for progression to apprenticeships.
Students from CCC also progress to ‘A’ level courses, International Baccalaureate courses, BTECs, elite sport course and then onto Higher Education, including success at the top Universities in the country.