Plymouth College A GSG School
- Plymouth College
- Head: Mr Jonathan Standen
- T 01752 505100
- F 01752 203246
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.plymouthcollege.com
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 11 to 18 with a linked junior school
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Plymouth
- Pupils: 512
- Religion: Church of England
- Fees: Day £13,020 - £15,420; Boarding £25,995 - £29,790 pa
- Open days: October and Post 16 Open Day early November
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
- Linked schools: Plymouth College Preparatory School
What The Good Schools Guide says..
The girls' house is run by a friendly, approachable housemistress who lives in the basement with her husband and three young children. Parents told us, ‘The current boarding staff are exceptional in creating an environment in which both our girls...
What the school says...
Our academic curriculum is really strong but we also believe firmly in the importance of the wider curriculum, which is reflected in the diverse mix of sporting, outward bound, artistic, musical and dramatic activities. Everyone is able to find success and enjoyment along a broad front. There is a great community spirit at the College and those who come here make lasting friendships and forge good relationships at all levels. ...Read more
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2016 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Best performance by Boys taking Economics at an English Independent School (GCSE Full Course)
Cambridge Pre-U - an alternative to A levels, with all exams at the end of the two-year course.
All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.
Choir school - substantial scholarships and bursaries usually available for choristers.
Equestrian centre or equestrian team - school has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team.
What The Good Schools Guide saysThe girls' house is run by a friendly, approachable housemistress who lives in the basement with her husband and three young children. Parents told us, ‘The current boarding staff are exceptional in creating an environment in which both our girls are currently thriving.’ Some athletes start training from 4am and others are training until 9pm. There are a lot of comings and goings and the housemistress does a great job staggering food times and everything else in this house. She says it keeps the house alive and interesting, buzzing.
Since April 2015, Jonathan Standen, originally from Tunbridge Wells, studied ancient history at Nottingham University. Previously, head of The Crypt School, Gloucester. He has also been deputy head at St Augustine’s Catholic College and Bishop Wordsworth’s School and assistant head at Hardenhuish School, all in Wiltshire. Lives...
Special Education Needs
The school welcomes a pupil who has specific learning problems so long as, with help and support, the pupil can make sound progress through the school. The support depends on the nature of the difficulty but may be individual lessons or small group tutorials. Teachers will be informed as to how they can best help a pupil and parents are kept informed of progress and what is being achieved. Where appropriate, extra time is given in exams and word processors are used. Care is taken to bear in mind any difficulties with entrance examinations. 10-09
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class||Y|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|