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

Latest News

Rotary Youth Speaks Competition

Posted on 27 Mar 2015
The Intermediate team of Emily Handel, Issy Prout and Thanae Garland Tsirka are seen here celebrating their successes this year in the Rotary Youth Speaks Competition. They ar

New Principal Appointment

Posted on 26 Mar 2015
The Governors are pleased to announce that Tavistock College have recruited a new Principal, Sarah Jones. Sarah comes with a great deal of experience and skills and along with

English Schools Cross Country Championship

Posted on 23 Mar 2015
Congratulations to Josh Blake and Will Dax who competed in the Senior Boys English Schools’ Cross Country Championships held in Blackburn on Saturday, 14th March. Out of