The South West Academic Trust is a group eleven grammar schools situated in the South West of England and Exeter University. The purpose of the trust is to provide mutual support to each other, share good practice and to enable students to meet and work with students from the other schools.
The schools who are actively working in collaboration with Exeter University are:
Bournemouth School for Boys
Bournemouth School for Girls
Churston Ferrers Grammar School (near Brixham)
Colyton Grammar School (East Devon)
Devonport High School for Boys
Devonport High School for Girls
Parkstone Grammar School
Plymouth High School for Girls
Poole Grammar School
South Wilts Grammar School for Girls (Salisbury)
Torquay Grammar School for Boys
Torquay Grammar School for Girls
There are opportunities for students to take part in public speaking, debating and to be involved with project challenges. These usually happen at the University of Exeter. Staff have regular departmental conferences and there is also an annual conference for teachers which usually attracts about 150 delegates.