Plymouth College

Plymouth College

Type: Day / Boarding / Co-ed
Age Range: 3-18
Head's Name: Jo Hayward
Address: Ford Park
Phone: 01752 505100
Website: https:/
Division: South West

School Profile

Plymouth College is a co-educational school based in the bustling maritime city of Plymouth with the magnificent moorland, countryside and coastal landscapes of Devon and Cornwall close to hand.  The school has been at the forefront of education in the South West of England since 1877 and, whilst quietly conscious of its past and traditions, it remains forward-looking and dynamic.  The school offers continuous education from ages rising 3s to 18 years with boarding facilities at the Senior School from age 11.

Happiness, Learning, Opportunity, Community, Confidence, Success - these are the six core values that are at the heart of everything we do at Plymouth College.

At the forefront of independent education in the South West since 1877, our school has more than 530 students, nearly 60 teachers and a correspondingly large number of ancillary and support staff. Our favourable student-staff ratio enables us to offer small classes, a broad curriculum and a great deal of individual attention and support. As well as Plymouth itself, locally we draw pupils from South East Cornwall, West and Mid Devon and the South Hams - many travel in using our school bus service.  Our boarding community boasts pupils from 15 different nationalities giving our school a real international dimension.

Our academic record is strong but we also believe firmly in the importance of the wider curriculum - the opportunities available here for involvement in an impressive range of sporting, outward bound, artistic, musical, dramatic and other activities mean that everyone is able to find success and enjoyment along a broad front.

In the classroom we aim to encourage a genuine spirit of enquiry, the desire to look beyond the confines of the curriculum and the ability to work with independence, tenacity and flair.

There is a great community spirit at the College and those who come here make lasting friendships and forge good relationships at all levels. A high level of pastoral care provides help and guidance when needed and fosters a strong sense of being valued and belonging. Leadership and community service are encouraged and students are prepared to meet the future with confidence as well as with a sense of social responsibility.

Plymouth College is a busy and dynamic school where it is difficult not to feel inspired, involved and purposeful.

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