Ivybridge Community College

Ivybridge Community College headteacher Rachel Hutchinson

Ivybridge’s Rachel Hutchinson shortlisted for UK Headteacher of the Year award

A focus on character education and nurturing staff puts Rachel at the heart of the community

Ivybridge Community College headteacher Rachel Hutchinson has been shortlisted for the UK Headteacher of the Year accolade in the TES Schools Awards 2021

Rachel has been shortlisted thanks to her continued sympathetic development of Ivybridge Community College, one of the UK’s largest single-...

Hannah achieves Ballet West dream

Hannah Llewellin, a student at Ivybridge Community College, is taking the next step towards her dream becoming a professional dancer, after being selected for Ballet West – one of the most successful dance training institutions in the world.

Based in Argyll, Scotland, Ballet West students leave with a BA (Honours) degree, and past students have gone on to perform or teach with...

Breadth of talent shown in Appreciation of Dance

Students delivered almost two hours of dance performances in the annual Appreciation of Dance show, as they demonstrated pieces that they have been working on in the current academic year.

The evening showcased 26 performances, from GCSE and A-Level work to recitals by the recreational dance club, junior dance Company, Senior Dance Company and Ivybridge Dance Academy.

“It was a...

National finals for five Ivybridge gymnastics teams

Ivybridge Gymnastics Academy has proven its dominance in schools’ gymnastics once again, by bringing home six team medals – including five golds – from the South West Schools Floor and Vault Championships.

The exceptional results mean that the five winning teams will be making their way to the national finals in Stoke-on-Trent in May.

Gold medals were won by the Under 14 Girls...

Ivybridge dancers head to Swindon for regional U.Dance festival

Eight dancers from Ivybridge Dance Academy, based at Ivybridge Community College, have been selected to perform at the regional U.Dance Festival in Swindon on 26 February, with the opportunity to make it through to the national festival in July.

The talented eight will be performing their well-practiced contemporary YAHA piece to an audience of 635, plus a panel of expert U.Dance...

‘Dream’ show is perfect combination of theatre, gymnastics and dance


The scene was set – four ambitious Ivybridge Community College students embark on their journey to become Broadway stars – armed with just enough confidence, a huge amount of ambition, and their friendship to help them through.

This was the backdrop for DREAM – Ivybridge Community College’s most ambitious...

Ivybridge students bring Oliver! to life

Coordinating the performance of more than 200 aspiring young performers may seem like an onerous task, but Ivybridge Community College’s run of Lionel Bart’s Oliver! proved that it is possible for such a large cast to produce one of the College’s most successful productions.

Featuring more than 200 cast members, including 25 children from the College’s partner primary schools, Oliver...

Millie wins national award for ‘showing racism the red card’

Millie Snodin, a year seven student at Ivybridge Community College, has been presented with a prestigious award in the national ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ (SRtRC) competition.

Millie received her award at the ground of Premier League champions Manchester City from women’s first team players Isobel Christiansen and Emma Lipman.

The competition required entrants to use their...

Premiership trials for young Ivybridge players

Two rising stars from Ivybridge Community College’s Football Academy have been scouted by top Premiership clubs.

Archie Thomas and Jake Lane, both 14-year-old Year 10 students, have just returned from trials at the two clubs, after impressing scouts in College matches.

Archie Thomas, who plays central midfield spent three days at Villa Park, after he was spotted by an Aston...

National call-up for college basketball players

England and Scotland honours for Tom and Ashley

Two young basketball players, who are on the Elite Basketball Academy Programme at Ivybridge Community College, have been selected to play for their country.

Seventeen-year-old forward Tom Elliot-Smith, has been selected for the England Under 18 squad and fifteen year old Ashley Hall has been chosen for the Scotland Under 16 squad...