Tavistock College

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Tavistock College
Cresttavcoll.jpg
Type Comprehensive
Acting Principal Helen Salmon
Chair Mandy Govier
Location Crowndale Rd
Tavistock
Devon
PL19 8DD
England
Local authority Devon
DfE URN 113539 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Staff 300
Students approx. 1800
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Houses

     Bedford

     Drake

     Fitzford

     Glanville

     Tremayne
Publication In Focus
Website www.tavistockcollege.devon.sch.uk

Tavistock College is a mixed gender school in Tavistock, Devon, England, with students aged 11–18. There are (as of April 2010) approximately 1500 students attending, drawn from a catchment area of about 20 km (12 mi) radius. The college has links with Japan, Uganda, Spain and India, with staff exchanges and student visits and projects.[1] Since 2006, the college has organised concerts locally under the name of ParkLife; a ParkLife festival was held in 2007 and 2008.[2]

In early 2010, the school received a "notice to improve" from Ofsted, the school inspection agency.[3]

In 2013, a teacher who teaches Japanese won the so-called "teachers' Oscar" for secondary teacher of the year.[4]

Sports[edit]

Over £1.1m has been invested in new sporting facilities - an all-weather pitch, competition standard athletics track, and a football pitch development comprising seven pitches. The college rugby first team currently participates in the Rosslyn Park sevens in London every year. The College also host summer and winter Sunday night seven-a-side leagues for men which have attracted many teams.

Notable former pupils[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The College". Tavistock College website. Tavistock College. Retrieved 2007-06-28. 
  2. ^ "Parklife Party Homepage". Parklife website. Retrieved 2007-06-28. 
  3. ^ Honey, Jane (12 February 2009). "Ofsted tells college it must improve". Tavistock Today. Retrieved 7 April 2010. [dead link]
  4. ^ Devon teacher wins 'Oscar' for Japanese lessons BBC News, 20 October 2013
  5. ^ Milligan, Lauren (17 May 2010). "Rosie Huntington-Whiteley". Vogue UK. Retrieved 30 April 2011. 

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Coordinates: 50°32′30″N 4°09′17″W / 50.54157°N 4.15461°W / 50.54157; -4.15461