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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 Monday to Friday during term time and can also be accommodated during school holidays. During your visit you will meet the Headmaster and tour the school.

Students wishing to enter Year 9 or above will also meet the Deputy Head to discuss the academic programme that we offer. Students wishing to board will tour the boarding house and meet a member of the boarding team.

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 6 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above to include English and Mathematics.

At least a Grade 6 is obtained in the subjects the student would like to study in the Sixth Form.

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 and Mathematics.

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
  • Art
  • Diving
  • Drama
  • Fencing
  • Headmaster's Award
  • Modern Pentathlon 
  • Music
  • Sport
  • Swimming

Do you have a Bursary Scheme?

Bursaries are a means-tested award administered by the Director of Finance. Parents wishing to apply for a bursary are asked to contact Mr. Nicholas Michie-Carr, Senior Registrar and Admissions Manager (nmichie-carr@plymouthcollege.com) for a copy of the financial assistance policy and bursary application form. Awards of up to 50% of the school fees can be made and it is possible for a pupil to have a combination of both scholarship and bursary. However, this combination will not exceed 50% of the school fees.

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?

The transient nature of life in the armed forces makes boarding a popular option and we provide an environment that offers military children stability. The CEA (Continuity of Education Allowance) is available to all ranks and combined with our armed forces discount means that a family will typically only pay 10% of the school’s termly fees for boarding pupils.

The Forces Discount for new joiners, both day and boarding, is 20% of the termly fee. One parent must be a current serving member of the armed forces. Presentation of a valid forces identification is required each year, to maintain the discount.

Can my child board at Plymouth College?

Boarding places are available at Plymouth College and we welcome applications from Year 7 through to Sixth Form. As well as our UK boarders, we have more than 40 different nationalities, resulting in boarding being truly international, which brings real energy to the houses.

We have 3 boarding options; Full Boarding, Weekly Boarding and Flexi Boarding.

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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