Number of Students


% A*-C at A-Level

Ideal for

Excellent Sports with City nearby

Plymouth College

Private Boarding School – Plymouth , Devon

Set in the historic city of Plymouth, Plymouth College is a large, coeducational, private UK boarding school. Founded in 1877, the outstanding curriculum includes almost 20 A-Level subjects and GCSE core courses of which 90% of students receive A*-C grades. Among Plymouth College's famous alumni are comedian and scriptwriter Dawn French and 2012 & 2016 Olympic bronze medallist in diving, Tom Daley. 


The expansive 17-acre campus is proud of its modern facilities. There's a swim centre with pool and diving platform, an indoor archery court, gymnasium and more. Each classroom in the senior school is fitted with the latest information and communication technology. 

Sports and Arts

Athletics are a highlight at Plymouth College. It's best known for its elite swimming and diving programmes and runs a Modern Pentathlon and Fencing Academy which sees athletes compete in world, European and national competitions. With the best natural harbours in Europe in close proximity, students can learn how to race sail dinghies. Sixth Form students have their own enrichment activities such as Duke of Edinburgh Award, Combined Cadet Form, Master Chef, equestrian, dance and more. 

Dormitories and Student Life

The single or double rooms have a bed, storage cupboards, a wardrobe, a desk and a chair. On Saturday afternoons, students may choose to walk into the city to shop, see a film, go bowling etc. Off-site activities are organised every Sunday; trips to nearby beaches, walks in Dartmoor, paint balling are some of the enjoyable things they have to do. 

Location: Plymouth, Devon

Estimated start date: beginning of September

Estimated end date: end of June / beginning of July

Eligibility: Entrance examination required 

School Facts

Student Population


Number of Students


Year Groups Accepted


Teacher/Student Ratio


Ideal for

Excellent Sports with City nearby

ESL Programs


IB Programs


School Uniform


Religious Affiliation


% A*-C at A-Level

Foreign Languages

  • German
  • French
  • Greek
  • Latin
  • Spanish
  • Chinese

Year Established


Academic Courses

  • Art
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Classic Civilisation
  • Drama
  • Design and Technology
  • Economics
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Religious Studies
  • Psychology


  • Swimming and Diving
  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Cricket

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

School Location

Partial List of School Acceptances

85% of students go straight onto university with the others choosing a gap year. The majority of students go to Russell Group Universities and each year there are around 4 - 5 entrants to Oxbridge. 

Closest International Airport: Exeter (EXE), Bristol (BRS), London Heathrow (LHR)