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

Tavistock Success at Devon Schools X Country

Posted on 22 Jan 2015
Congratulations to Jodie Stacey, Josh Blake and Will Dax who represented Tavistock College in the West Devon district in the Devon Schools X Country Champs at Stover School on

Important news

Posted on 16 Jan 2015
Many of you will be aware that I will be retiring in August 2015. In order to give Governors enough time to recruit an outstanding Principal I made my intentions known to staf

Tavistock College launches Formula 24 engineering and racing project

Posted on 13 Jan 2015
Tavistock College’s technology faculty have launched a very exciting new engineering project. IET Formula 24 aims to inspire students into exciting careers in engineerin