All teachers ensure that the whole-school focus on literacy is reflected in their lessons.

The quality of teaching has improved significantly so that all students typically achieve well in lessons.

The college offers an impressive range of activities to raise aspirations, especially for the most able, including residential trips to universities from Year 7 through to Year 13.

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I would like to warmly welcome you to our school website. At Tavistock College we offer a wealth of opportunities for our students. We want all our students to aim high and be the best they can be.

Our principal aim is for students to achieve and learn effectively. We want students to be challenged so they can show us what they can do. We encourage our students to work hard and we endeavour to create an exciting and supportive learning environment. The key to this is high quality teaching.

We are part of a wider Cooperative Trust with 10 local primary schools. We all work together for the benefit of children in all our schools. We all work hard to raise aspirations so that our students develop a sense of self-esteem, responsibility and mutual respect. We aim to equip all our students with the skills and personal qualities which will enable them to lead productive lives.

Helen Salmon

Teachmeet Devon

Latest News

Students participate in Newquay Greenpower Formula 24 Event for the first time

Posted on 22 Jun 2015
Tavistock College’s new Greenpower Formula 24 racing team had a fantastic day of racing at Newquay Airport on 18th June. The event involves teams of 11-16 year olds who have t

Year 8 Atheletics Report

Posted on 22 Jun 2015
Y8 athletes took part in Plymouth and West Devon championships at Brickfields on Tuesday 16t June. A team of 7 made up from 5 girls and 2 boys from Year 8. Girls were Leah Par

Year 7, 8 and 9 rewards trip – Important information

Posted on 18 Jun 2015
Year 7, 8 and 9 rewards trip to Woodlands Country Park on Saturday 20th June. Your child must be at college by 0800hrs on morning of 20th June. Returning at 1730hrs (5.30pm).