Dear Parents and Carers,

With the summer holidays now upon us after an extraordinary few months, I should like to take the opportunity once more to express my heartfelt thanks to staff, students, parents and carers for the commitment, support and many kindnesses which have proved so invaluable and humbling during these difficult times.


You will by now have received a letter detailing the plans for our return to school in September.  The safety of our school community remains our highest priority and I am confident that you will support us in all the vital measures and precautions that we will be implementing. A copy of the letter can be found on the website here.


On behalf of us all at Pilton Community College, it remains only for me to wish you and your loved ones a happy, relaxing and sun-soaked summer holiday.  Please take care of yourselves and one another.

Graham Hill


Welcome from the Headteacher

We are a successful 11-16 mixed comprehensive school whose student-centred philosophy ensures that we are committed to enabling every student to achieve their potential by fostering a culture where students believe that success is for all.

Traditional values underpin everything that we do. Our high expectations positively reinforce the highest standards of behaviour at all times and encourage students to show respect for themselves, others and the world around them. The development of positive relationships and student ownership of all aspects of school life are essential ingredients that make Pilton Community College special. 

We have a focus on internationalism and have twice been awarded International School status. This means that our students have exceptional opportunities to travel, meet people from different cultures  and develop the skills they will need as they take on future challenges.

We aim to develop confident, independent, flexible, self-disciplined and considerate young people. Our students have opportunities in and beyond the classroom to develop their academic, sporting, creative  and leadership qualities. Opening doors to a range of careers and educational choices is at the heart of what we do, with staff going to extraordinary lengths to support students on their journeys.

Pilton Community College is a vibrant and exciting learning community of which we are all proud to be a part.

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Pilton Community College, Chaddiford Lane, Barnstaple, Devon  EX31 1RB.  01271 374381  email: