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


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

Latest News

Students raise money for Cancer Research UK

Posted on 18 Dec 2014
Year 11 students from Tavistock College, who have worked during the autumn term caring for the college gardens and animals, raised over £70 for Cancer Research UK. The student

STEM Enterprise Day

Posted on 17 Dec 2014
Year 10 students from Tavistock College took part in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) enterprise day last Tuesday. Students formed small property comp

A Festive Friday

Posted on 16 Dec 2014
Students and staff at Tavistock College got festive last Friday and involved in the national ‘Christmas jumper’ day. Except for a couple of Scrooges, almost all st