Public consultation to increase Exmouth Community College capacity begins

Exmouth Community College is proposing at the request of Devon County Council to have its current capacity increased from 2,418 pupils to 2,650.

Will Goddard exmouth.nub.news 

Image: Exmouth Community College. Credit: Simon Cobb

Exmouth Community College. Credit: Simon Cobb

The college is a secondary academy trust for ages 11-18.

The proposal is a 9% increase on the current number of students, and was prompted by East Devon District Council’s plan for more housing development in Exmouth – and Devon County Council’s responsibility to provide school places for all children in the county.

To accommodate the extra students, an eight-classroom extension has been proposed for the Maths Block at the site at Gipsy Lane. Detailed plans are available on the college’s website.

Devon County Council and East Devon District Council will fund the extension.

For more information, members of the public can access the full consultation document here.

If you would like to respond to this consultation, you can email consultation@exmouthcollege.devon.sch.uk or write to the following address:

Consultation on changes to provision

Exmouth Community College

Gipsy Lane

Exmouth

EX8 3AF

The closing date for responses is 5pm on Wednesday 23 June 2021.