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  • Cowick Cats Netball Club

    Published 20/03/23

    Come and be apart of something special with the Cowick Cats Netball Club at West Exe School.

    We are a friendly community club in Exeter with teams ranging from pre-school to ladies, performance squads and social teams whatever your levels, you're welcome to play. For more information email

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  • Defibrillator presented to West Exe School

    Published 20/03/23

    Andy Hannan of Exeter Strollers Walking Football Club had a cardiac arrest whilst playing walking football at Wonford Sports Centre in November 2020.  Luckily, two years earlier, as Chair of the club, he had obtained funding from Devon County Council to buy a defibrillator (AED) which was used to revive him with a huge electric shock after five minutes during which his heart had stopped beating and his breathing had stopped.  Along with CPR (chest compressions) from a teammate, this saved his life.  


    After Andy's consequent heart surgery, the manufacturer of the defibrillator, Stryker, through its 'Forward Hearts' scheme, gave him a new AED to donate to a community organisation of his choice - which was Exwick Community Centre.  Much to his surprise, some months later, Stryker sent him another AED which he has chosen to give to West Exe School via Exwick Community Association, which made the donation possible as it has the registered charity status required by Stryker.  Although the school already had an AED, an extra was required given the number of students on roll - one device was not enough to meet the potential need.  This arrangement was suggested to Andy by Di Hollidge, Resuscitation Officer at the RD&E, following an emergency first aid course he attended at the hospital.

    Andy Hannan (Exeter Strollers Walking Football Club) -

    I am delighted that the second AED I received has found such a good home at West Exe School.  Stryker has enabled me to make a life-saving device available both there and at Exwick Community Centre - that is a very good outcome of what was for me a very bad experience!

    Trevor Sharp (Chair of Exwick Community Association) – 

    Exwick Community Association is really pleased to be involved in the donation of a defibrillator to West Exe School.  This will enable it to be close to hand when it is needed. These devices save lives and enable people to live fuller lives.

    Exwick Community Association is a charity run by a group of local residents who seek to get other groups and agencies to help local residents to make their lives better. This donation is a great example of that.

    If you want to know more about us, please email or find our Facebook group ‘Exwick Community Association’.

    Di Hollidge (Resuscitation Officer RD&E) – 

    As a team, we were glad to be able to facilitate the donation of the defibrillator to West Exe School.

    Karen Haynes (Lead: Physical/Sensory and Medical Needs at West Exe School) –

    I cannot thank Di Hollidge and her team enough for their support over the last year during which they have provided valuable training to all our staff at West Exe and supported a smooth transition for students. Di and her team also kindly lent the school an AED temporarily to ensure we were fully equipped to deal with an emergency.

    When I received an email from Di asking if she could give Andy my contact details and why, I was amazed by Andy’s generosity.  We are extremely grateful to Andy for choosing West Exe to receive the AED that was kindly given to him by Stryker. It has enabled us to return the AED to the resuscitation team without the worry of not having the equipment needed in a very large school.

    The kindness of Andy and generosity of Stryker, together with the support of the Exwick Community Association and the Resuscitation Team at the RD&E hospital, reinforce our awareness that we are all part of a supportive, positive and committed community.

    Julie Fossey (Headteacher West Exe School) - 

    I extend a huge West Exe thank you to Andy and Stryker for a truly life-saving donation to our school.  Not only does this benefit the students and staff during the school day, but it supports every community member who enjoys our facilities during the evening and weekend sessions on offer. 

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  • Pilates at West Exe...

    Published 20/03/23

    Join us at West Exe School every Thursday at 7pm for Pilates with Petra. 

    All levels and ages welcome.


    Strength, Tone and stretch your body into a better and fitter you! Charge:£7 per session or buy 10 for £60 (Valid for 4 months)

    Contact Petra on 07745 823565 or for more details & to book space.

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  • Open Evening at Exeter College

    Published 15/03/23

    On Wednesday, 26 April 2023 Exeter College are holding their final open evening for this academic year. The open evening is a perfect opportunity for any Year 10’s who are keen to look around the college and explore their options, as well as any Year 11’s who have not yet attended an event.

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  • Over 50's Football

    Published 10/03/23
    New players welcome to St Martins FC Every Friday at West Exe School 7-8pm contact Norman on 07983 616 166
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  • Devon Youth Choir visit WES...

    Published 10/02/23

    Today 56 students took part in a two hour vocal workshop run by the Devon Youth Choir. Our students sounded absolutely brilliant and learnt a lot. If anyone of our students are interested in joining the Devon Youth Choir then please do follow the link below to check the upcoming dates. Students do not need to be able to make all dates in order to join.

    To hear a clip of our students singing please click below:


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  • Year 11 Student Progress Meetings

    Published 08/02/23

    We are looking forward to welcoming Year 11 students and their parents to the Student Progress Meetings event on Thursday, 23rd February between 16.30 and 18.30. With final exams on the horizon, this is an essential opportunity to meet with tutors and members of the Senior Leadership Time to prepare for these crucial final few months at West Exe School. In addition to each 10-minute appointment, there will be a presentation on exams and study skills, plus the chance to meet with post-16 providers including Exeter College staff.

    We look forward to seeing you there.

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  • Chinese New Year

    Published 31/01/23

    On Tuesday, 7 February 2023, the kitchens will be cooking Chinese theme food in celebration of the Chinese New Year. 

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  • Student Tour Guides in Action..

    Published 19/01/23

    Last week we welcomed ten teachers and senior leaders from schools outside the trust. This open morning was hosted in response to many schools asking us to share our best practice and steps we took to achieve our excellent summer 2022 results. Our student tour guides did a cracking job in showcasing what we see as 'business as usual' but the visitors were blown away by. The open morning was part of our ongoing work across the South West and nationally to learning from each in order to raise the outcomes for children.

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  • Stay safe on new devices...

    Published 05/01/23

    Your online safety guide to staying safe on new devices.

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  • Year 7 visit the Theatre to see first Canon text brought to life.

    Published 16/12/22

    This term almost half of the year group visited the Northcott Theatre in Exeter with the English department to watch a live performance of Noughts and Crosses.
    To see their first Canon text brought to life was an amazing experience that will stay with our students for years to come. #readingisattheheartofeverythingwedo. 

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  • Year 9's successful Enterprise Market

    Published 16/12/22

    This year saw another successful group of Year 9's turn their green fivers into purple twenty pound notes. Taking over the tent and sport hall, the choices for sale were wisely picked season treats. We had a hot chocolate stand, warm brownies from the oven, sweet stalls, and crispy hash browns. Not forgetting a highly profitable penalty shoot out. The group gained skills in calculating break even, marketing and building on the all-important communication and organisation skills.

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