Head's Welcome


I am delighted to welcome you to the website for Colyton Grammar School. In 1546 our school was established "for the goodly and virtuous education of children forever”. Today, Colyton Grammar School continues to be a non-fee paying, high performing school for academically able boys and girls. Our goal is to create excellence through intellectual curiosity and creativity and to enable our students to thrive as they take their next steps into the world of university and the workplace. Our values and mission have not really altered from those of our Tudor founders in that we want our young men and women to be people of great principle, integrity and character who are equipped to become the future leaders of their community.

The School has a reputation for academic success and the overwhelming majority of our students progress to the most highly selective universities and places of learning in the UK including Oxford, Cambridge and the Royal College of Music. Our success is built on high expectations, hard work and the fact that we are an inclusive school built on meritocracy. We are a school for every academically able child regardless of social-economic background, ethnicity or gender.
Learning is at the heart of our community and through our outstanding teachers and support staff we nurture a hunger for knowledge and understanding in our learners. We are not satisfied with academic excellence alone but expect our students to make a serious contribution to the extra-curricular programme that is on offer at the school; from success on the sporting field to the delight of winning the National Bar Mock Trial competition. We place significant emphasis on developing the knowledge, skills, principles and values our students need in the 21st Century.
As Headteacher of Colyton Grammar School and also as a teacher of History, I believe that it is important to respect the past, to celebrate the present and to influence the future positively. Our curriculum has always been focused on challenge; on developing the whole person while maintaining rigorous academic and traditional values. Expectations are high and our aim is to be the best school in the country.

I am extremely proud and privileged to be the Headteacher of this great school in the heart of the South West. I hope that you find this website informative and we are happy to welcome visitors to the School.

Mr T J Harris BA (Hons) FCCT


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Tel: 01297 552327
Colyton Grammar School
Whitwell Lane
EX24 6HN
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