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Our Achievements

We are justly proud of the achievements of our students and members of staff. We actively encourage everybody to achieve the very best of their potential.

Exam Results

Subject Awards


Chemistry Olympiad and this year (2021) students won 14 bronze, 11 silver and one gold award.


Geographical Association Physical Geography competition 2020 winners:

  • 3rd prize Ben W. KS3 and 3rd prize KS5 Annalee B.
  • Route Journal for A level and undergraduate geographers article by Talia T. Yr 13


Mr Gregson: JCQ Award for Services to Examining (2018) & Teaching Awards Trust Nominee (2007)

  • Computer Science
  • Physical Education
  • School awards

League Tables

Fairer Schools Index rates Colyton as the top co-educational grammar school in the country (2020)

  • It also rates the school top in Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and West Dorset
  • Overall the school ranks 28th out of 3,195 schools nationwide

“It reflects the progress we have made so far in enabling students from all backgrounds to thrive”

A national schools rating index which covers the broadest range of criteria has recognised Colyton Grammar School as the top co-educational grammar school in the country.

The recently-published Fairer Schools Index takes into account a range of key pupil factors such as gender, age, ethnicity, special educational needs, free school meal eligibility, and whether English is not a first language.
This enables a direct comparison between how a school is performing based on the Government's current Progress 8 measures, and where the school appears in the league table once pupil background is taken into consideration.
This year this portal also includes, for the first time, data covering persistent absence and exclusions.

As well as identifying Colyton Grammar School as the top co-educational grammar school in the country,
it also ranks the school top in Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and West Dorset. Overall, the school ranks 28th out of 3,
195 schools nationwide.

The news follows the school’s rating of ‘Outstanding’ from Ofsted, granted at what was the final school inspection
in England before COVID-19 restrictions were introduced in March.

The Fairer Schools Index rating reflects the progress Colyton Grammar School has made and is making in engaging
with local primary schools and other educational establishments with the aim of widening access to the school. It also reflects the efforts made by the school in improving quality and performance across the board, ensuring every student meets their potential. Over the past four years the numbers of Pupil Premium students has grown at the school and all are performing well above the national average. All Pupil Premium A-level students won places at university this year, with three securing places at Oxbridge.

Tim Harris, Head Teacher at Colyton Grammar School, commented: “We are pleased with our ranking in this year’s Fairer Schools Index. It reflects the progress we have made so far in enabling students from all backgrounds to thrive and we have plans in place to improve on this still further. State selective schools such as ours have in the past come in for criticism for appearing to be elitist – our ranking in the Fairer Schools Index shows that this is not the case.”

The Fairer School Index was created in 2019 to ensure that a broad range of contextual measures were included when evaluating secondary school performance. The Index draws on the educational research undertaken by Professor George Leckie, Professor Harvey Goldstein and Dr Lucy Prior at the University of Bristol, and includes a wide range of contextual factors that can affect pupil performance and compares this against the Government's Progress 8 measure, which is the standard performance indicator used by schools and relied upon by Ofsted.


The Good Schools Guide

The Times Parent Power

Staff Achievements

Mr Gregson:

CCTeachingFounding Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching (May 2018)



Mr Wakeling:

National ATEanglishNational Association for the Teaching of English

Inspire Wall

Emiko LE, Year 13 
Member of Youth Parliament

Dr Zoe Mildon
Associate Professor in Earth Sciences

Emiko el Dr Zoe Mildon

Dr Heidi Thiemann
Co-Director of Space Skills Alliance

Joshua Quick
Winner of the WH Pierce Prize

Heidi Thiemann Joshua Quick

Charlotte A-P, Year 13
Student Climate Champions

Bianca Beavis, Yer 11
Young Creative Big Gig

Charlotte Appleton Pilbeam Bianca Beavis

Ashwin C, Year 10
"A Truly Talented and Groovy Young Man"

Daniel H, Year 8
Leading role in a
Theatre production

Ashwin C Daniel Hay

Mr Quinlivan-Brewer,
Brass VMT
Inspiring Musician

Miss Maiden,
Psychology Teacher
"Inspiring and best teacher"

David QB Frankie M

George MT & Tom S, Year 12
Isca Ensemble Concert

Hermione C, Year 13
Aid trip to Ghana

George MT and Tom S2 Hermione C

Hermione C, Year 13
Young Lifesaver of the Year 2020-21

Jake Bonetta, Former Student
Chairman, Honiton Foodsave

Hermione C Livesaver of the year Jake B FoodSave

Jake Bonetta, Former Student Youngest Member of East Devon District Council

Javi FH, Year 7
Inspired to run!

Jake B Labour Council Seat Javi FH

Jess B, Year 7
Black belt in
Tae Kwan Do

Lizzie Romain,
Former Student
Radio presenter

Jess B Lizzie R

Oscar F, Year 8
Training session with International
Rugby Fly Half - Elton Jantjies

Reece T, 9C
Black Belt in Ta Kwon Do 

Oscar F Reece T 9C

Sam Chamberlain Keen,
Former Student
Sam the Trombone

Simon Davis, Former Student
Elite athlete in British
Triathlon Super Series

Sam CK Simon D


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