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Scott Lecture Celebrates Our First Year

Scott College celebrated its first year by holding its first ever Scott Lecture. Professor Lloyd Peck, a physiologist who is a scientist with the British Antarctic Survey, delivered the first lecture to a hall full of students, their families and invited guests. The theme for this year’s talk – which is set to become an annual event – was Science in the Antarctic  and Prof Peck said it was “an honour” to deliver the first lecture. The event was presented with the Devon and Cornwall Polar Society to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Robert Falcon Scott, who was born in Plymouth and after whom Scott College is named. “It was a great evening and really exciting to celebrate Scott with Devon and Cornwall Polar Society,” said Prof Peck.  “The audience had amazing knowledge and asked great questions and, I think , had fun too.” Our new small, state school – which specialises in training the healthcare professionals of the future – welcomed 84 students into its first ever Year 9 last year as well as more than 60 Year 12 students and will move from its temporary home to its brand new £5m building in September. Central to the…

Celebrating NHS 70 in Plymouth

Our students played an important role in the NHS 70 Plymouth Open Day at Derriford Hospital and Pride of Plymouth Awards on 16 June – marking 70 years of the NHS. University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust Plymouth Hospitals Blog: Scott College “It was a privilege for our students to be asked to have a role in these momentous celebrations and the feedback I have had about the part they played on Saturday, from guiding visitors around the Derriford site to greeting people on our stand in the sports hall and at the recruitment fair, has made me enormously proud,” said headteacher Mr Cox. “It was a wonderful opportunity for them to play a meaningful part in celebrating the NHS which is where they will hopefully be pursuing their future careers.” Students Invited To Dementia Launch

Students Invited To Dementia Guide Launch

Five of Scott College’s Health and Social Care students were invited to attend the launch of the Rural Dementia Friendly Rural Communities Guide at the Devon County Show. The event was attended by the CEO of the Alzheimer’s society Jeremy Hughes, Chair of the Prime Minister’s Dementia Task and Finish Group and members of parliament, local MPs and members of local government associations. “Dementia is difficult for anyone and is compounded for people living in a rural community as there is increased difficulty accessing transport, health and social care services and support,” said Health and Social Care teacher Mrs Carlson, who accompanied the students. “It is hoped that the guide will help support those with dementia and their carers to be included in all areas of community life. “We had a fantastic day and our students felt very honoured  to be on the VIP guest list and participate in the presentation event!” Year 12 student Trixton asked a question to the panel which was “We are part of a pioneer project for schools for the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia, do you feel it is important for us to be educated in the awareness and understanding of dementia as the…

Students Present At Dementia Conference

  Scott College was invited to attend the Plymouth International Dementia Conference 2018 attended by more than 400 delegates. The event took place at Plymouth Guildhall on Friday 4 May 2018 and speakers included Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive of the Alzheimer’s Society, UK, Takehito Tokuda, President of Smart Aging Ltd, presenting with co-workers in Dementia from Japan and Dr Alexis Kirke, University of Plymouth, who introduced a screening of A Boat, a short fictional film addressing age and symptom clichés around dementia which will be launched at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. “This inspirational, innovative and unique conference drew on arts and social science, and offered a global perspective on the latest projects helping and empowering people with dementia,” said Mrs Carlson, Health and Social Care teacher. “Our students presented a workshop – Dementia in Education – to 100 delegates including student visitors from China. “This included previous project work and they also spoke about their placements within Derriford Hospital, Age UK and at local primary schools.” Students were also privileged to meeting the CEO of the Alzheimer’s Society Jeremy Hughes. “The students were amazing and totally engaged in the day, listening to the presentations as well as sharing their…

College Is Raiders’ Match Day Sponsor

Scott College was the official match day sponsor  when Plymouth Raiders played Cheshire Phoenix on 22 April. Mr Broomfield and Ms Jackson took 18 students to  watch the BBL championship fixture and Mr Broomfield was presented with the golden ball as a representative of Scott College. “Unfortunately Plymouth Raiders lost in a very competitive game 99-105,” said Mr Broomfield. “Overall the students had a great time getting to watch a professional basketball match with an absolutely electric atmosphere. The event has definitely inspired students to go and try basketball!” ​ 

Steel Skeleton In Place for Scott College

The very first student to apply for a place at Plymouth’s newest secondary school was a guest of honour at a bolt-tightening ceremony to mark a significant milestone in the construction of the school. Caitlin Owen started in Year 9 when Scott Medical and Healthcare College opened at its temporary site in September 2017 and she attended with fellow Year 9 Alex Stryjakiewicz and Sixth Form students Owen Kilcommons and Marsha Johnson.

The Heart Of The Matter

Every student at Scott Medical and Healthcare College has been taught CPR as part of Restart A Heart Day.

Clinical Research Visit

A group of students from Scott College have had the privilege of visiting the brand new £17m Clinical Research Centre at Derriford Science Park.

Open Events for 2019 intake

The best way to get a real feel for what learning at Scott College is like is to come along to one of our brilliantly interactive open events. There will be exhibitions from our partners at Derriford, Livewell and Plymouth University with doctors, paramedics, podiatrists, midwives, audiologists and many more. It’s also a chance to meet staff, current students and an opportunity to ask any questions about life at Scott College. They are on Thursday 27 September and Saturday 13 October for current Year 8 students who want to join Year 9 in September 2019 and Thursday 29 November for current Year 11 students who want to join Year 12. You can always arrange a visit to meet our Headteacher Mr Cox, meet the staff and also hear from current students. Email us at or give us a call on 01752 987010

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What’s In A Name?

Why Scott College… A bust of the famous Plymouth explorer Robert Falcon Scott has been the centrepiece of the entrance to Stoke Damerel Community College for many years. As the new school is sponsored by Stoke Damerel, Scott College seemed an obvious choice. “We have consulted widely with students, staff and our partners and considered a variety of names and Scott College was the clear winner” Carol Hannaford, principal of Stoke Damerel Community College “Many people remember the name of Scott Hospital with that clear link to medicine and health,” said Mrs Hannaford Students Given Glimpse Into Scott’s Past “Choosing the name of such a renowned explorer also resonates with the school’s spirit of discovery while marking its links to its sponsor school.”