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

Ashley Tossell

Staff, Students and Governors at Tavistock College are devastated by the loss of our colleague and friend, Ashley Tossell. He was an inspiring teacher at the College and will be missed by generations of students and colleagues. We know he has touched the lives of many of the community of Tavistock.

Any member of the school community wishing to contribute to our memorial book can do so in the Main Reception. It will be available until Friday 9th October. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time.

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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 Co-operative 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

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Under 13’s Girls Football

Posted on 13 Oct 2015
The year 7 girls played in their first football fixture on Monday 12th October against an experienced Plymstock School side. The girls had not played together as a team before

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Posted on 12 Oct 2015
Thank you to everyone who attended our KS4 Success Evening on Thursday. We were delighted with the turn out and that so many people were able to hear the important messages ab

Geography News

Posted on 07 Oct 2015
On Monday 16th November Martin Dawes will be in talking with A level geography students about their Pollution and Human Health at Risk unit. Martin is a well known BBC News Co