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

Comic Relief at Tavistock College

Posted on 04 Mar 2015
Tavistock College wants to support the national charity day, Comic Relief on March 13th. Various events are organised which students can participate in, if they wish. On Frida

The road to Moldova

Posted on 04 Mar 2015
Tavistock College Year 11 student Tate Budge travelled to Paignton in the last weekend of February to compete in the UK ITF (Taekwondo) English championships, hoping to take a

Public Services Students visit the Fire Service

Posted on 02 Mar 2015
On Friday 27th February 2015 the Tavistock College PE Faculty took the Year 12 Public Service students to the Crownhill Fire Station where they were involved in a question and