Welcome to Bideford College, located in the beautiful coastal town of Bideford. Our state-of-the-art facilities provide the perfect environment for our students to thrive and achieve their best.
At Bideford College, we strive for excellence in teaching and learning. Our dedicated teachers and staff work tirelessly to provide our students with a broad and balanced curriculum that prepares them for success in the 21st century. Along with academic success, we also provide a wealth of extra-curricular opportunities that allow students to develop their sporting, artistic, and technical talents.
We pride ourselves on being a caring community that fosters positive relationships between students and staff. Our safe and inclusive learning environment is something we are proud of, and we would be delighted to give you a tour to see it in action.
As a member of the Athena Learning Trust, we believe in empowering individuals through education and strive to ensure that no one is left behind. We are dedicated to supporting schools and their communities in achieving excellence in education. Our vision is to provide knowledge, character, and values that lead to a fulfilling life, where knowledge brings freedom from limitations, character helps us make ethical choices, and values guide us in how we interact with others and the world.
We look forward to welcoming you to Bideford College and working together as a team to achieve greatness.
Dr Claire Ankers
Bideford College Leadership Group
Dr Claire Ankers – Principal
Dr Bruce Butt – Assistant Principal Teaching, Learning and Literacy
Mrs Anne Marie Conroy – Assistant Principal Attendance, Pupil Premium and English
Mrs Celia Everitt – Assistant Principal Curriculum and Student Outcomes
Mrs Kaye French – Assistant Principal Sixth Form and Assessment
Mr Jon Hardy – Assistant Principal Technological & Vocational Education Careers
Mrs Averill Jewell – Assistant Principal Safeguarding, Wellbeing and Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Rachel Vowles – Assistant Principal Student Support and SENDCO
Part of the Athena Learning Trust, Company Number 08150106, Launceston College, Hurdon Road, Launceston, Cornwall PL15 9JR