Dear Parents and Carers,

I am delighted to report that our Year 10 students have enjoyed a smooth return to school and have shown responsibility, kindness and good humour in these unusual circumstances.  Students have given positive feedback from their compact learning groups and have been respectful of

the social distancing measures put in place for their safety.  My thanks to them and the staff who are supporting them.


Thank you too for the comments and emails of thanks and encouragement that we have received from so many of you.


I look forward to sharing news of future plans as soon as they become available.


Please feel free to contact us at if you have any questions.


Kind regards,


Mr 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: