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

Ten Tors 2015

Posted on 24 Nov 2014
We are currently recruiting for next year’s annual Ten Tors Challenge event. This is an annual event organised by the British Army to enhance young people’s self-confidence an

WW1 Battlefields Visit

Posted on 20 Nov 2014
In October two year 9 students, Jack Kerswill and Luca Bergonzini, represented Tavistock College in a visit to the Battlefields of France and Belgium. This was part of a natio

Geography A level students at Plymouth University

Posted on 18 Nov 2014
Twenty-nine A level students were invited to the Geography department at Plymouth University last wee to learn about life at university and get a taster of higher education. T