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.

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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

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Latest News

Teachers as Researchers Conference

Posted on 21 May 2015
I am delighted to invite you to the Teachers as Researchers Conference that Tavistock College, in conjunction with Plymouth University, are hosting on Thursday 25th June 2015

Tavistock College Endowment Fund ‘A Registered Charity’

Posted on 21 May 2015
We are very grateful for the work of the Tavistock College Endowment Fund. The Fund is there to support wider opportunities for our young people. Applications for funding are

Product of the Year 2015

Posted on 19 May 2015
Tavistock College’s Technology Faculty hosted its fourth and biggest Product of the Year event on the evening of 7th May. The event, which attracted several hundred pare