Forthcoming Events and College Information

Forthcoming Events

This is an important reminder that cashless catering is live from Monday 29th April, and as such cash will no longer be accepted.

Please see for ways to pay or contact with any questions.

Monday 29th April

Cashless catering goes live

Tuesday 30th April

UK Junior Maths Challenge 80 Year 7 & 8 students

Thursday 2nd May

Mrs Bloxham’s Art group Year 11 GCSE Art Exam first session

Friday 3rd May

Year 9 & 10 assembly

Miss Urquhart’s Art group Year 11 GCSE Art Exam first session

Quiz results

No quiz officially during the last week of term due to assemblies.

April Parents’ Park

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HCC Celebrates 90th Birthday

Holsworthy Community College recently celebrated 90 years since it opened its doors on 10th April 1929 and a special event was held at the school to acknowledge the great history of the premises.

A lovely cake was baked, by Rachel and Linda from the College, and the photograph Dsc_1121shows the mix of guests who all enjoyed the afternoon, the stories and meeting with some of the current students. Thank you to Barry Megson, Barry Parsons (DCC Councillor for Holsworthy), Ron Gerry, Roger Dunstan (ex- HCC teacher), Vanessa Saunders (HTC Town Clerk), Elise Woodhead (Assistant Head), Sam Williams (Deputy Head), Claire Haggas (Clerk to Governors), Jenni Guy (HCC Governor), Andrew Sweeney (Head Teacher), Lisa Paton (Executive Head Teacher, Bradford,Black Torrington and Bridgerule Primary School), Betty Oke, Jo Heaven, Ken Watson (Co-Chair Governors) and Jon Hutchings (Town Mayor) and members of HCC Student Council for attending.

Special mention has to be made of Betty Oke, who is 95 years old herself and first attended the school in 1934………just 5 years after it opened and it was literally the icing on the cake to have her there that day, looking down some of the original corridors and smiling at the secrets that the walls must still be holding today! Thanks to all who made the event so special and bring on the centenary!

Ken Watson (Co-Chair of Governors)

Photos courtesy of Rodney Parrish

Success for Exeter City Deaf U16 footballers – p.s. please send them Jaffa Cakes!

Exeter City deaf under 16 football team are advancing to the finals of the People’s FA Cup in St George’s Park on the 27th April.

We attended the quarter-finals in Plymouth and had a fun time on a sunny day. A successful penalty shoot-out secured our place in the semi-finals on the 24th March.

As we arrived on a warm morning we put together a confident attitude, but nerves were flying around. Before the last match we all had a Jaffa Cake (now a tradition) and went onto the pitch.

The whole game was filled with tension, but felt like it went by in a second. Another Jaffa Cake led to penalties. I sat down on the floor having missed, but I was back on my feet a few minutes later celebrating with my team, doing a victory dance.

Everyone was elated. Pride set in amongst the parents as they learned we are setting foot where the England team train.

Undoubtedly the team will be excited, until the nerves creep in.

p.s. Please send Jaffa Cakes, we need them!

Cashless Catering Live from Monday 29th April

Welcome back to the first day of the summer term! We hope you all had a great Easter.

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From Monday 29th April, our cashless catering system is going live, and as such, no cash will be taken at the tills. If you have any questions regarding payment, please email

Please note that any existing balances from school meal pre-payment will be transferred to the new system.

School Gateway

Electronic payments can be made via School Gateway website or the App and selecting the lunch money option. A minimum top up of £5 applies. If you need help with your account, please email

PayPoint Voucher

If you would prefer, or are unable to pay online, a PayPoint voucher can be requested from the school reception. A voucher will be printed off for you which can then be paid for at any PayPoint location. Funds will be added to the account by 11AM the following day. Please find a list of local PayPoint locations below:




Stratton Stores





McColls Newsagents

Milton Dameral Garage




Greenaway’s Garage



Village Stores

Forthcoming Events, College Open Days and Community Information

Forthcoming Events

Tuesday 23rd April

First day of Summer Term

Year 10 mocks start

Monday 29th April

Cashless catering goes live

Tuesday 30th April

UK Junior Maths Challenge 80 Year 7 & 8 students

Thursday 2nd May

Mrs Bloxham’s Art group GCSE Art Exam first session

Friday 3rd May

Year 9 & 10 assembly – with the Police

Miss Urquhart’s Art group GCSE Art Exam first session

Year 8, 9 & 10 photographs with Tempest

Quiz results

No quiz officially last week due to assemblies.

HCC v Launceston

The Year 9s had a football match on Monday 1st of April at home against Launceston. We were going up the hill the first half and weren’t at our best, conceding two goals to end the half 2-0.

In the second half, we came out stronger and got two quick goals, with Bradley scoring first and Mitchell scoring our second. Unfortunately, they got another goal to make it 3-2 ending the game.

We were unlucky not to get a draw or even the win, as we thought we were the better side through the second half, but well done to Launceston for winning.


ACF Enrichment ‘Over and Out’!

The ACF Enrichment programme ended with the students undertaking a casualty simulation exercise.

Following a briefing, the group received a call for assistance on the radio.

Using navigation skills, they located their destination and patrolled out to locate a Special Forces team who had rescued an injured pilot.

After setting security, the casualty was assessed and given first aid before being moved, by makeshift stretcher, to a predetermined grid reference where a team from South West Ambulance advised and supported further treatment before loading the casualty on to their vehicle.

Following a final briefing, the students received certificates of participation.

Lt Jim Harvey 
Holsworthy ACF 
(Course Director)


DDE Work with Year 8

This morning we welcomed back Devon Development Education who came into the College to work with all our Year 8 students.
Students started by defining assumptions and stereotypes and discussed the harmful impacts of these ‘labels’.
Students were then asked to write three labels for themselves to highlight what names they have been called. All the labels were then grouped together and students were encouraged to look at what others had written and think about how these labels were hurtful.