Newton Abbot College started this academic year with a new Principal at the helm. Paul Cornish was appointed back in March and has joined the College at a busy and exciting time. This year’s excellent exams results show that the College is going from strength to strength as the constant drive for improvement continues. A Level results saw a 98% overall pass rate with half of those being achieved at a very high standard of A* - B. GCSE results have placed Newton Abbot College securely in the top 10% of schools nationally for the last 2 years, with 67% of GCSE students achieving 5 A*- C in English and Maths (a further increase on last year’s 63%). The College’s statement of intent is to be outstanding in all they do with a focus on the traditional basics (behaviour, uniform and attendance) and this will not change. Paul already has a very clear vision of what he expects from the College: high expectations balanced with a caring and supporting ethos. The aim will always be to ensure excellence in both progress and academic attainment outcomes for all students as well as preparing them for their future! [caption id="attachment_6825" align="aligncenter" width="463"] Jake Hunt and Sabrina Canepa with Paul Cornish in the Study Centre[/caption] Mr Cornish said “I am extremely proud to inherit such an excellent College. The students and staff have given me an incredibly warm welcome. March feels a very long time ago and although I have visited many times through the summer term I am thrilled to finally be in post”. He added, “The College is extremely proud of what it has achieved in recent years but the staff and I are determined to continue the culture of constant improvement”.