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  • Plymstock School
    Church Road
    Plymstock
    Plymouth
    PL9 9AZ
  • Head: Mr Robert Diment
  • T 01752 402679
  • F 01752 484018
  • E info@plymstockschool.org.uk
  • W www.plymstockschool.org.uk
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Plymouth
  • Pupils: 1,600; sixth formers: 250
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 24th April 2013
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 18th March 2009
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

On our visit, we followed the yellow brick road to the library and saw pupils curled up on beanbags nose in book, or sitting at tables with older pupils (literacy readers) to read together. The library is central to life at Plymstock. ‘One of the major reasons we chose Plymstock over other local schools was due to the superb range of sports facilities available to pupils,’ a parent told us. We particularly liked hearing that local primary schools also get to join in - year 13 students recently put on a successful (and to be repeated) sports event...

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What the school says...

Converted to an academy 2011.

What the parents say...

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Headteacher

Since September 2016, Robert Diment BSc PGCE NPQH. A local, went to school at Ivybridge Community College and studied environmental biology at Plymouth University. First teaching job took him to Hampshire, but then in 2001 he was back in the area and teaching at Plymstock School. He has never left, gradually moving up the ranks to deputy head and now headteacher. He proudly claims to be a ‘product of the school,’ evolving and developing together over the years.

Parents agree ‘he has made a really good impression.’ He is ‘visible and approachable…a dynamic individual.’ Lots of praise for his weekly blog and also the improved communication between parents and school. We got the impression he lives and breathes the school.

Academic matters

In 2017, 45 per cent A*-B grades at A level (19...

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Special Education Needs

Plymstock School has two special needs provisions: an enhanced specialist provision for pupils with autistic spectrum disorder, and a large thriving Learning Support department meeting the needs of students with a range of additional needs.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
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

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