School Data

Gender Mixed
Age 3-18, Boarding 11-18
Type Boarding Day School Weekly Boarding
Size 670 pupils
Head Teacher - Jonathan Cohen

Open Days & Events

Senior School Open Morning – Saturday 5th October 2019

Take a tour of the school, watch, and participate in, science displays; drama performances and sports demonstrations.

The Headmaster and the teaching staff are on hand to talk about all aspects of school life.


To book please e-mail 

Scholarships & Bursaries

Awards are offered to those joining Plymouth College senior school both at 11+ and 13+, and Sixth Form. In addition to academic scholarships, there are awards in Art, Drama, Music, High Performance Sport and Sport.

Contact Details

Plymouth College

Ford Park Road, Plymouth , Devon

Plymouth College is a co-educational day and boarding school for pupils aged between 3 – 18 years. In addition to full boarding, offered from Year 6, weekly and occasional boarding are available. Of our 480 Senior School pupils, 125 are boarders. We welcome applications from overseas pupils and currently have pupils from 38 countries attending the school.

Head's Welcome

“Here at Plymouth College, we strive to develop our pupils intellectually, academically, socially, morally and physically so that they emerge from their Plymouth College education with fantastic exam results and as rounded, grounded, mature and confident young adults. We look forward to welcoming you.”  Jonathan Cohen, Headmaster


Plymouth College is a co-educational day and boarding school for pupils aged between 3 – 18 years.

We are a non-selective school, although all applicants for the Senior School are asked to sit an entrance test in English and Mathematics for setting purposes.

At Plymouth College, we believe our purpose is to educate, enrich and empower every single one of our pupils in an environment that is intellectually and emotionally stimulating, progressive and adventurous. Exceptional teaching and support in small classes helps to ensure that every pupil fulfils their academic and intellectual potential.

Beyond the classroom, the personal development of our children is at the heart of everything we do. Our pastoral care and wellbeing education are second-to-none and, through our wonderfully enriching programme of co-curricular activities, pupils learn to develop qualities, such as:

  • resilience
  • humility
  • compassion

and skills, such as:

  • leadership
  • communication
  • team-working

We hope that our website will give you a good introduction to Plymouth College and that it will encourage you to visit the school – so that you can fully appreciate all that we have to offer.

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