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 28 different nationalities giving our school a real
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
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.