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 Storm Ciarán

Dear students, parents and carers, Currently Discovery College plans to be open as normal tomorrow, however, we will continue to monitor the weather situation and will post further updates if this changes. We advise students to take extra care when travelling to college and to please contact us if you have any difficulties with transport.…
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Discovery College student sets sail on an unforgettable experience

It was a true voyage of discovery, for Discovery College student Cherry, who recently got the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join the crew of a tall ship on an ocean science expedition across the South West. Cherry Welch, 19, is one of our students studying Level 3 Health and Social Care and she was given the…
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Student Spotlight – Jordan

Welcome to our new monthly feature, Student Spotlight, where we focus on a student to find out more about their life at Discovery College. This month we caught up with a second-year student, Jordan! NameJordan What course are you studying?Level 3 Childcare and I also do GCSE Maths How often do you attend college?3 days…
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Strep A Guidance

Dear Parent / Guardian, We are working with the Department for Education to ensure we raise awareness of Strep A and therefore reduce the risk of spread. Please take a few minutes to read the below information. What are scarlet fever and Strep A?Scarlet fever is caused by bacteria called Group A streptococci (Strep A).…
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Discovery College gets Good Ofsted rating

We are delighted to announce that after a recent Ofsted inspection Discovery College has earned praise from inspectors and is judged to be ‘Good’ across the board. Inspectors said that “learners receive high-quality and effective support that helps them overcome their barriers to being in education.” They also commented that “young people at Discovery College…
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College Closure – 18th February 2022

Dear parents, carers and students, We have taken the decision to close the college tomorrow, Friday 18th February, following the local amber and red weather warnings. Our priority as always is to keep our students safe. Classes will continue online and our tutors are sending emails with information regarding online registration meetings and work to…
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Advice to All Parents

Dear Parents, As you will already be aware we have been advised by Public Health England that there has been confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the college setting. We know that you may find this concerning but we are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England. This letter is…
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COVID Update – 05/01/21

Dear students, parents and carers Once again we find ourselves in times of uncertainty and having to respond to government announcements and the pressures created by this pandemic.  I understand the level of concern regarding our students’ education, exam preparation and overall grades. Nonetheless, it’s our student’s welfare that is equally important to us and…
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Staggered Return to College January 2020

Dear Parents & Students, Following the latest Government announcement on 30/12/2020, we have received guidance from the Department of Education regarding a change to our plans for a staggered return to college from 04/01/21 – 08/01/21.The DfE guidance states: “Secondary schools and colleges will extend the staggered return of their students to give more time…
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