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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. Since 2006, the college has organised concerts locally under the name of ParkLife; a ParkLife festival was held in 2007 and 2008.
In 2013, a teacher who teaches Japanese won the so-called "teachers' Oscar" for secondary teacher of the year.
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
- Graham Dawe, rugby union player
- Robert Hingley, pioneering ska musician
- Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, actress/model, Transformers: Dark of the Moon
- Sam Lakeman, Seth Lakeman and Sean Lakeman, folk musicians
- Greg Parker, Professor of Photonics Southampton University
- Anne Johnson
- Tavistock College web site. Retrieved September 18, 2015.
- "The College". Tavistock College website. Tavistock College. Retrieved 2007-06-28.
- "Parklife Party Homepage". Parklife website. Retrieved 2007-06-28.
- "Ofsted tells college it must improve". Tavistock Today. 12 February 2009. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
- Devon teacher wins 'Oscar' for Japanese lessons BBC News, 20 October 2013
- Milligan, Lauren (17 May 2010). "Rosie Huntington-Whiteley". Vogue UK. Retrieved 30 April 2011.
- Official website
- Ofsted report on Tavistock College
- "Tavistock College aims for swift improvements and rising standards" Press Release from Devon County Council, 26 March 2010