Tavistock College

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Tavistock College
Crowndale Rd

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PL19 8DD

TypeFoundation school
Local authorityDevon
Department for Education URN113539 Tables
ChairMandy Govier
PrincipalSarah Jones[1]
Age11 to 18
Enrolmentapprox. 1800
Houses     Bedford




PublicationIn Focus

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.[2] Since 2006, the college has organised concerts locally under the name of ParkLife; a ParkLife festival was held in 2007 and 2008.[3]

In early 2010, the school received a "notice to improve" from Ofsted, the school inspection agency.[4]

In 2013, a teacher who teaches Japanese won the so-called "teachers' Oscar" for secondary teacher of the year.[5]


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.

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  1. ^ Tavistock College web site. Retrieved September 18, 2015.
  2. ^ "The College". Tavistock College website. Tavistock College. Archived from the original on 2007-06-10. Retrieved 2007-06-28.
  3. ^ "Parklife Party Homepage". Parklife website. Retrieved 2007-06-28.
  4. ^ "Ofsted tells college it must improve". Tavistock Today. 12 February 2009. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  5. ^ Devon teacher wins 'Oscar' for Japanese lessons BBC News, 20 October 2013
  6. ^ Milligan, Lauren (17 May 2010). "Rosie Huntington-Whiteley". Vogue UK. Archived from the original on 1 December 2010. 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