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.

Our College


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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

Tavistock College Student working with Dartmoor National Park

Posted on 14 Jul 2015
Tavistock College student working with Dartmoor National Park – Read full story here

Break dance workshop

Posted on 09 Jul 2015
A small group of year 7 and 8 students had the chance to participate in a breakdance workshop at the college. Matt Macklin, a professional breakdancer taught the group for the

Dance Showcase

Posted on 08 Jul 2015
On Monday 29th June over 60 pupils performed in the Dance showcase and Transition event. They performed dances choreographed by Miss Giles and some even performed their own wo