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A Warm Hello and Welcome
Ivybridge Community College & Westcountry Schools Trust

A special video message for you from our CEO  to all members of the Westcountry Schools Trust

Dear Westcountry Schools Trust,

It has been a privilege to collaborate with one of your schools representing the WeST (Ivybridge Community College), a united family of schools, as their NTP (National Tutoring Programme) provider. We align with your fundamental principle of ensuring that every child has the opportunity to learn and thrive. While each school maintains its distinct identity, we are united by common values and beliefs that propel us forward. Through collaborative efforts and the sharing of successful strategies, we fortify our commitment to delivering exceptional education for our students. Our online tutoring program is a testament to these principles as we collaborate, develop effective practices, and continuously strive for improvement. With this initiative, our goal is to cultivate an inclusive and supportive environment that empowers students to excel academically and in all facets of life. We warmly invite you to join us on this exciting journey as we champion our shared values and create a lasting impact on the lives of our students.

Our Guarantee: 

 - Price: We are reducing costs year-on-year to ensure that tuition at your schools will be a mainstay well beyond the existence NTP subsidies. 

- Security:  We have the highest possible Data Protection and Safeguarding Standards

- Results: We are able to provide tangible results backed up by strong data. 

- Service: We do not add additional burdens to your staff. We will handle all administrative work from scheduling to data and financial reporting.

- Quality:  Provide you with skilled teachers matched specifically to your student's needs, providing bespoke learning plans and flexibly adapting them as the develop a strong student-tutor relationship. 

Tutoring is here to stay. Our goal is to make sure that state-funded schools can access it so that we don't live in a world where only the rich can afford it, further entrenching the barriers to upward social mobility that were present before the pandemic and have become wildly exacerbated by it.


Let's work together to make sure that we live in a democracy of opportunity. 

Daniel Demarmels 


A Letter to all Schools at Westcountry Schools Trust 

The Ivybridge Community College Story 

Emily Briant

Ivy Bridge

We first met Emily on 22nd Sept 2022, via Teams, as she was keen to discover what Purple Ruler offered with a view to supporting pupils across year groups.


Emily has already had experience of using a NTP Tuition Partner, but felt that they did not meet her expectations. The main issue was the added workload that was required to run a programme, which required content input from her side. What the school needed was a tuition partner that could run the courses with minimal input, and one which could deliver professional academic support to the pupils.


Emily insisted on a Data Agreement with Purple Ruler, which required stringent checks of our data handling, data storage and policies. Once this was reached, we agreed on the course content and schedule, and began working with the pupils in February 2023.


We have had review meetings with Emily to evidence progress and gain feedback from her and the pupils. Both have expressed how positive the experience has been, and attainment levels have risen steadily as the courses have progressed. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with Emily, the school, and hopefully the Trust in the future!

Discounts for Scale

Can be applied for tuition across all 26  Westcountry Schools Trust. 

Purple Ruler Toolkit for lvybridge Community College

We have created tools to help our partners schools. Please find the below. Recommend a school to us and we will do the same for them

3 Ways to Start


Book a Consultation 

We will introduce our principal and our service team and answer any questions


Book a Free Trial Lesson 

Or you can try us out for free, and book as many demo lessons as you wish  


Directly Onboard Your Students 

Or, if time is of the essence, you can directly enroll a group of students below 

3 Free Lessons For Westcountry Schools Trust Students for the Summer

We will reach out directly to parents that are interested to organise lessons. Express your interest and we will send you an email collection form. 

Online Education

Our Clients Say

“"Purple Ruler has transformed my opinion from last year, of NTP online tuition being a waste of time and money, to being one of definite benefit to our students. By the second week of the sessions, and everyone had settled into it, our students were giving me very positive feedback on the quality and enjoyment of their lessons and their tutors, and that has continued."."

Carolyn Daniels, Pupil Premium Lead, Enrich Learning Trust 

Review Meetings 

2 Weeks into our collaboration with schools we hold a review meeting, here is what our partner schools are saying in those meetings.

Whickham School

Tuition, Rewards & Trip Coordinator explaining how he feels Purple Ruler is being received in his school. 

Tennyson Road

Head Teacher Jo Quince talking about her experience with Purple Ruler and the feedback from her teachers about us. 

Cardinal Hulme

Deputy Head Teacher Chris Jones Talking About Observations of His Students Studying with Purple Ruler. 

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