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Key Information

The College Remains Open

The College remains open during the summer weather that we are experiencing. If any parents or students have any queries or questions, please contact the College and we will be happy to answer them.

School Uniform Policy Update

Uniform Consultation

The unusual heat wave this week has made us consider our summer uniform policy. Whilst we clearly wish to maintain high standards of dress, it has become clear that the boys’ current uniform can be uncomfortable in hot weather. We are considering introducing tailored shorts for the boys as part of the summer uniform option for 2018

We will be undertaking a consultation with staff, parents and students over the next few weeks. If parents would like to make a contribution to this discussion they can do so by email (c.cocker@tavistockcollege.org) or in person at a meeting on 29th June, 3.45pm in the Innovation Centre.

Academy Conversion – Information and Updates

The governors of Tavistock College are delighted to announce that our plan to convert to an Academy and join the proposed Dartmoor Multi- Academy Trust (MAT) are now taking shape.  We, and our proposed sixteen partner schools, have now received Academy Orders. This indicates that our application has been accepted and that our proposed plans meet with the approval of the Department for Education.

The next steps involve further consultation in September and October and the process to ensure continuity of employment and the transfer of employees’ terms and conditions. The target date for the formation of the MAT is January 2018, although it is recognised that this target allows no room for any slippage in the process.

The governors chose to pursue conversion to an academy and join the proposed Dartmoor MAT because they believed it was the best way to secure the optimum environment for continuing to improve teaching and learning for students at the college, while being able to preserve our co-operative identity. They reviewed this decision at the full governing board meeting on 12th July and unanimously confirmed their commitment to it.


The Governors of Tavistock College would like to announce that they are actively pursuing an academy order to convert Tavistock College from a foundation school to an academy as part of a multi-academy trust (MAT).

Partners in this MAT have not yet been secured so we are unable to name any other schools. Governors would like to emphasise that any academy conversion involving Tavistock College will be done on the understanding that its co-operative identity will be maintained. The consultation process is now underway.

Regular updates will be posted on the college website including any questions that parents or other members of the community with an interest in Tavistock College would like answered. Any questions requiring a written response should be emailed to a.thomas@tavistockcollege.devon.sch.uk.

Dartmoor Multi-Academy Trust Communication Brief

Academy Conversion updates can be found here.

Interested in a career in teaching?

Train to teach through the Devon and Cornwall Co-operative Alliance (DACCA) School Direct programme. This provides the opportunity for you to be placed within two of our partner schools across Devon and East Cornwall and successful trainees will acquire full QTS and a PGCE during this training year.

Find out more at Devon And Cornwall Cooperative Alliance.

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