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Children are taking part in the 'silver stories' initiative at Newton Poppleford Primary School

Isolated residents in Newton Poppleford can fill their time by helping pupils improve their reading skills in a new initiative at the primary school.

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Jim Ingham-Hill has been appointed acting principal at Sidmouth College.

Sidmouth College’s newly-appointed acting principal has said he is ‘tremendously excited’ and ‘privileged’ to lead the school forward over the next 12 months.

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Proposed boundaries for the new West Hill Parish Council. The black outline is the boundary campaigners in favour of independence have put forward. The hatched parts are areas that EDDC is suggesting should remain part of Ottery Town Council, subject to further consultation.

The head of The King’s School has this week dispelled fears that West Hill independence would leave some primary-aged children outside of its catchment area.

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Sidmouth Surf Life Saving Club youngsters take to the water on Saturday as their new season got underway. Ref shs 20-16SH 4424. Picture: Simon Horn.


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Sidmouth College principal Kenny Duncan. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref shs 4550-37-12SH To order your copy of this photograph visit and click on myphotos24

The principal of Sidmouth College has announced he will leave for a new challenge at the end of the summer term, after nearly four years in the post.

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Children and staff at the Byes Pre-School are celebrating following their good Ofsted report. Ref shs 19-16SH 4039. Picture: Simon Horn.

Delight as the fortunes of former Sidford playgroup are turned around

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Children at Sidmouth Primary School during their Ground Force day this week. Ref shs 18-16SH 3122. Picture: Simon Horn.

Pictures: Ground Force Day

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Astronaut Tim Peake makes contact with Kings School in Ottery. Ref sho 19-16TI 0630. Picture: Terry Ife

Ground control to Major Tim - ‘once in a lifetime’ chance to chat with British astronaut

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St John's school's new director of music Clive Salmon is pictured with year four students this week. Ref shs 15-16SH 0405. Picture: Simon Horn

A keyboardist who performed on a charity recording of a David Bowie classic has taken the top music job at St John’s School.

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Musician and actor Duncan James paid a visit to his old school this week- Sidmouth College. Ref shs 16-16SH 0815. Picture: Simon Horn

Duncan James returned to Sidmouth College to inspire its latest generation of performers and talk about his ‘colourful’ career in the entertainment business.

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Pupils’ F1 insight

Thursday, April 21, 2016
Rob Dunster-Ashworth a senior electronics engineer with the Force India  Formula One team visited St John's school this week. Some of the students who were from the Bombay Scottish School in Mumbai and currently studying at St John's School are pictured with Rob and a Force India carbon fibre end plate which helps to secure the rear wing of the racing car. Ref shs 16-16SH 0843. Picture: Simon Horn

A Formula 1 engineer paid a special visit to youngsters at Sidmouth’s St John’s School.

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The number of Devon children who have been offered their first choice county primary school for this September has increased despite a rise in applications, new figures reveal.

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St John's School headteacher Mike Burgess with deputy Caroline Ward.  Ref shs 7908-49-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

The headmaster at St John’s School has expressed his disappointment that the campus has been targeted by vandals.

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Students in years five and six at St John's School in Sidmouth performed The Comedy of Errors as their end of term play this week.  Ref shs 12-16SH 8562. Picture: Simon Horn

Youngsters at St John’s School marked a delightful end to an exciting and packed term by staging William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors.

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Proposals for a new school building at Newton Poppleford Primary School

A consultation on plans to rebuild the 140-year-old Newton Poppleford Primary School has been postponed.

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Branscombe primary school teacher Glen Ford at his retirement party with his last class. Ref shb 11-16TI 7738. Picture: Terry Ife

Branscombe Primary School bade a fond farewell to a ‘teaching gem’ who has helped starters begin their journey into education.

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Little Popples Pre-School held their annual Easter egg hunt at the school. Madi Gilbert, Logan Tillotson and Abby Tillotson with the Easter Bunny. Ref shs 13-16AW 2207. Picture: Alex Walton

The fun continued across the weekend for egg-cited youngsters in the run-up to Easter Sunday.

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Children at the Vicarage Road site of Sidmouth primary school enjoyed their Easter Bonnet parade. Ref shs 13-16SH 8871. Picture: Simon Horn

Pupils at Sidmouth and Sidbury primary schools put their best hats on parade to celebrate Easter.

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Sidmouth College students prepare for their visit to Borneo. Ref shs 12-16AW 1321. Picture: Alex Walton

Pupils from Sidmouth College will be holding an Easter Fair tomorrow (Saturday) to raise money for a trip abroad to help communities in Borneo.

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