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Tavistock College

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Type  Foundation school
Chair  Mandy Govier
Ofsted  Reports
Number of students  1,800
Local authority  Devon
Principal  Sarah Jones
DfE URN  113539 Tables
Phone  +44 1822 614231
Gender  Mixed-sex education
Staff  300
Location  Crowndale Rd Tavistock Devon PL19 8DD England
Address  Crowndale Road, Tavistock PL19 8DD, UK
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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.

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

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

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Sports

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
  • References

    Tavistock College Wikipedia


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