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  • Small Group Open Events October 2021

    Due to Devon being in a Covid Enhanced Response Area until 4th October, we have taken the difficult decision to change the way we conduct our open events by replacing the College Open Evening on Tuesday 21st September with a wide range of smaller and more personal events. We are very keen to meet prospective parents/carers and pupils and are delighted to be able to offer a ‘package’ of Covid-safe opportunities to help inform your choice of secondary school for September 2022.
    Small group tours – wide range of dates available
    We are offering small group tours with our Executive Headteacher Michael Johnson, Deputy Executive Headteacher Neil Payne and SENDCO Laura Mackie. After school for those who may not be able to visit in working hours and morning tours for those who wish to visit during a normal school day.  Being able to see the school ‘in action’ provides an excellent window into what we offer here at Chulmleigh College, and with the tours being led by our Senior Leadership Team in a small group environment, you will have ample opportunities to ask any questions you may have. 
    We are offering a wide range of dates for these tours, please click on the links below to book.
    After school tours: Morning tours:
    Year 6 Taster Morning Saturday 16th October 9am-12pm We are delighted to be able to offer prospective pupils the chance to attend a Taster Morning at the College, where they will experience a range of lessons and activities.


Chulmleigh College

Chulmleigh College, Chulmleigh, Devon, EX18 7AA

Duke of Edinburgh & Ten Tors

The College is a Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) centre, giving pupils in years 9, 10 and 11 the opportunity to obtain their Duke of Edinburgh award. Alongside this, each year we enter a team (or two, subject to availability at the event) for the annual Ten Tors challenge.

Signing up forms and kit lists are below.

Please visit our dedicated Facebook page for more information and updates about these activities.

With Dartmoor, Exmoor and the North Devon coast all a short drive from the College, it’s not surprising that we have a thriving and varied outdoor education programme!

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is the world's leading youth achievement award, giving young people the opportunity to be the very best they can be.

DofE at the College has been developed to provide valuable teamwork experience, both through voluntary work and within school. Pupils build their self-confidence by setting goals and working towards them and will also get to push their boundaries - go exploring, discover new things about the world around them, and hopefully, discover something new about themselves.

In addition to encouraging young people to improve physical fitness, develop new skills and give time to worthy causes, the College runs several DofE expeditions every year, with exciting locations including Dartmoor, Bodmin, Exmoor, the Quantocks, Snowdonia and the Lake District.

We have around 80 pupils participating in the scheme at any time and the completion rate is very high. We have a good number of qualified and experienced staff to help pupils meet their goals and expand their horizons.

The Ten Tors Challenge

The Ten Tors Challenge is not for the faint-hearted! It involves months of arduous training in some of the worst conditions possible on Dartmoor, including fog, hail, rain, snow or high winds, over increasingly challenging distances with increasingly heavy backpacks.

We pride ourselves on the strengths of the Ten Tors teams we produce at the College, with teamwork, determination, and positive attitudes complementing the navigation and survival skills developed over the course of the training.

Our team of volunteers includes former pupils whose participation in these activities has left them with a lifetime love of adventure and the great outdoors. We also actively encourage adventurous parents to get their boots muddy with us!

Please click here for the DofE Enrolment Form.