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


Train to Teach – School Direct – Please click here for more information

I am delighted to welcome you to our website. Tavistock College is an ambitious, successful and friendly school. Co-operation is at the heart of what we do and we take pride in striving for the highest standards together. We aim that young people leave us as happy, well qualified, confident, caring and motivated citizens who will go on to flourish in their lives.

As a College we are driven by a sense of the moral seriousness of what we are about; by a conviction that learning should be joyful; by a belief that we are an inclusive community in which everyone is equally valued; and by a determination that each of us will become the very best person we can be. As well as a challenging curriculum we offer many opportunities to widen our young people’s understanding of their role in the community locally, nationally and internationally.

We are part of a wider Cooperative Trust with 10 local primary schools and together we work for the benefit of children in all our schools. What unites us are the co-operative values of solidarity, self help, self responsibility, equality, equity and democracy. Co-operation gives our daily lives meaning and ensures that no one is left behind in building a strong community of learners.

I hope you will agree with me that Tavistock College is a wonderful place for young people to learn and develop in, and that having looked at our website you will want to visit us and see for yourself.

Sarah Jones
Principal

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