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Headteacher: Miss Tammy Docking

Whistley Hill, Ashburton, TQ13 7DW

01364 652343

Term Starts - Monday 24th February 2020

South Dartmoor Academy Information

Academy Partner Schools

The South Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust (SDAMAT) was formed in April 2011 and when 5 local schools made the decision to work in partnership together: Ashburton Primary, Buckfastleigh Primary, Ilsington C of E Primary, South Dartmoor Community College and Widecombe Primary.

All schools within the SDAMAT have equal representation at leadership and governance level regardless of our school size. Last year we secured funding to build and open  a new studio school - The Atrium.  This school offers education focusing on the built environment for pupils from year 9+ . Moretonhampstead Primary School joined the Academy  in September 2014 bringing our total number of schools to 7 with approximately 2,200 pupils.

We have 4 core principles that drive our partnership:

  • Early Intervention – to use academy resources to target vulnerable and underachieving children and their families
  • 4-19 Curriculum – to develop a 4-19 curriculum that meets the needs of all our pupils and       ensures a consistency of language and approach towards learning from all staff
  • Back office – to work towards reducing costs and improving services by pooling resources and skills across the Academy
  • Partnership/Extended Schools – to provide all pupils within the academy equal access to the benefits of an excellent and broad based education

These principles underpin all that we do and are often a focus for our next steps of development as a group of schools. We are extremely united and dedicated in wanting to achieve the highest quality of education for all our pupils and all school leaders within the academy are invested in wanting all the schools to succeed. We make best use of opportunities to share good practise and our staff are used to working together across the schools.

The links below provide access to the individual school Websites and further information about Governance of South Dartmoor Multi-Academy Trust. 

Links to Individual Schools Websites
Academy Information 2017-2018

Register of Interest and Related Parties