Author Archives: Emma Styles

Corporate Partnership with Axminster

Colyton Grammar School forge links with Axminster Tools and Machinery, to support the talented Design and Technology students. The local business has a very experienced engineering department, Dave Foden from Axminster has been working with Colyton students for the last 6 months. His work with D&T teacher Jonathan Cambers has involved appraising students work for exams, discussing projects, and best practice. Students are extremely grateful for this ongoing support as they progress through their A Level. They will continue to receive mentoring and professional guidance from the business as Dave, Jonathan and the students have discussed plans for the year ahead.  Jason Wells in Year 12 explains the benefits this partnership has “D&T is more than just designing and building products; Axminster have been helping us improve communication and creative skills beyond what the A-level course offers.”

 Colyton Grammar School, are establishing a network of corporate supporters, that enhance the experiences that the students receive at the school. SAM_0743

New Drying Rack For Art Department

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We are extremely grateful to the Norman Family Trust and the Devon Educational Trust for funding the ‘large drying rack’. Within a few days of it being in the Art Department it is now half full with wonderful prints and pictures. Our Colyton for Life Community are essential to making Colyton Grammar School the special […]

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WW1 Memorial Concert

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  On Saturday 1st April, St Andrews Church in Colyton was busy with alumni, friends and music students from Colyton Grammar School. The event remembered the men who fought in WW1 and lost their lives, particularly 11 past students and staff from the school. The programme was filled with string ensembles and solo pieces played […]

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Remembering alumni from WW1

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  Pictured:  School visitor Chris Zealley and Emma Styles (Development Officer) stood next to the school’s war memorial. Colyton Grammar School welcomed Chris Zealley, the Nephew of the late Kenelm Zealley, to the school last week. Kenelm was a Colyton Grammar School boy from the late 1890’s (head master Mr Mermagon). Kenelm was son of […]

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Local business woman Julie Hawker visits school

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    Julie Hawker (Class of 1983)  visited the school last week as part of the ‘Come Back and Inspire ‘ Programme of lunch time talks. The Year 7, 9 and 10 boys were interested to hear about Julie’s Social Enterprise business in the world of IT. We heard how Julie worked her way through […]

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Come Back And Inspire Talk with Tom Jessamine

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  Class of 2010 Tom Jessamine started our new programme of alumni talks ‘Come Back and Inspire’. Tom grew up with a passion for sport, his most memorable studies at Colyton Grammar School where obviously his favourite subject PE. He also enjoyed Biology where he told students that he enjoyed the subject, but he had to work extra […]

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Christmas Wishes 2016

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Christmas Wishes 2016 Wishing our Alumni and Friends a very Merry Christmas! We hope you enjoy our Winter Newsletter :  Aand F newsletter 2016  

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Colyton Grammar in 1929 final part of Grace’s story

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Colyton Grammar in 1929  (memories from Grace Blackie, nee Pavey) Pupils from Axminster came by train which arrived at Colyford about 9 a.m. During the fifteen minutes that they took to arrive at the school, Grace and her friends had to practise handwriting. Rounded letters, high and low loops etc., had to be copied exactly. […]

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Colyton Grammar in 1929 (part 5)

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Colyton Grammar School in 1929; based on Grace Blackie (nee Pavey) Part 5 During the winter terms when weather prevented outdoor activities, each form had to produce a play. Grace didn’t like appearing on stage but enjoyed the suspension of lessons. The productions were presented in the Hall and parents invited to attend. Speech day […]

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Colyton Grammar in 1929 (part 4)

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Colyton Grammar School in 1929; based on Grace Blackie (nee Pavey) memories (part 4)   On one side of the triangle of buildings were Science labs, ie. Biology, Chemistry and Physics, as well as a Woodwork and Metalwork room. On the opposite side of the corridor, between the kitchen and these rooms, was the Domestic […]

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