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All teaching staff are made aware of the individual needs of each pupil.

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FAQs

We hope the following FAQs help to answer any queries you may have. For more information don't hesitate to contact us.

How do I organise a visit to the school?

Please telephone (+ 44 (0)1752 505115) or email the Registrar to make an appointment.

Visits to the school are available 09.00 or 11.15 Monday to Friday during term time. During your visit you will meet the Headmaster and tour the school.

Students wishing to enter Year 10 or above will also meet the Director of Studies to discuss the academic programme that we offer. Students wishing to board will tour the boarding house and meet the Head of Boarding.

Will my child have to sit an entrance test?

Students wishing to join Years 7 – 11 are required to sit an entrance test in English and Mathematics.

These tests can be taken at Plymouth College or at the student’s current school if the school is willing to supervise the tests on our behalf.

What are the requirements for entry to the Sixth Form?

  • A minimum of six GCSE passes A* to C which must include English Language and Mathematics
  • At least three subjects must be at Grade B or above
  • A minimum of a Grade B is required in the subjects that the student wishes to study for A level

International students will be required to sit an English and Mathematics test for entry into Years 7 – 11 and for Sixth Form entry they will be asked to sit a test in English, Mathematics and possibly one or two additional subjects depending on their subject choices for A level.

Do you accept children at any time in the academic year?

Yes, providing there is space available in the year group.

Please contact the Registrar for further information by telephone + 44 (0)1752 505115 or email

What scholarships do you offer?

Plymouth College offers the following scholarships:

  • Academic
  • All rounder
  • Art
  • Diving
  • Drama
  • Fencing
  • Modern Pentathlon 
  • Music
  • Performing Arts
  • Sport
  • Swimming

More information can be found at Scholarships

Do you have a Bursary Scheme?

The Bursary Scheme is a means tested award which is administered by the Bursar. Further details available on request from the bursar's assistant. Please call 01752 505110

Do you offer taster days?

Yes, taster days are offered in all year groups. Where possible, we will try to find a day which offers some of the lessons that your child enjoys.

Taster days are offered in the Sixth Form for students currently in Year 11 and, once again, we will try to find a day where the subjects that they would like to study for A level are being taught. Students are asked to arrive at the school by 08.20 and will be ready to leave at 15.30.

Taster sessions can be arranged for students thinking about boarding at the school and these can last for one or more nights providing there is a bed available. Students can board overnight and then spend the following day in school. Please contact the Registrar for further details telephone + 44 (0)1752 505115 or email

Do you offer discounts to Services personnel?

Plymouth College welcomes applications from children of Services personnel and offers a 15% discount on net tuition and boarding fees for each boarding pupil, and 15% on net tuition fees for each day pupil, joining the school from September 2010. A photocopy of a Services ID card will be required annually.

Can my child board at Plymouth College?

Plymouth College has two boarding houses – Captain's House which is located at our Prep School and is home to the performance swimmers and College House which is located at the Senior School and is home to the rest of the boarding community from both home and abroad.

Taster sessions can be arranged for students thinking about boarding at the school and these can last for one or more nights providing there is a bed available. Students can board overnight and then spend the following day in school. Please contact the Registrar for further details telephone + 44 (0)1752 505115 or email

All teaching staff are made aware of the individual needs of each pupil.

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