About the School

Plymouth College is a leading day and boarding school with a DNA of holistic education. They provide teaching and support in very small classes to ensure that every pupil fulfils or even exceeds their academic and intellectual potential.

As a school cherishing the wealth of sporting opportunities, Sport Baccalaureate courses are offered to sixth formers. The pass rate has consistently been 100%, with many pupils achieving triple distinction. Plymouth is also the breeding ground for Olympians including Tom Daley, the famous British diver.

Location: Devon
Age: 3-18
Gender: Co-ed
Plymouth College
Plymouth College

Exam Results and University Destinations

In 2021, at GCSE, 53% of the grades were 9-7 and 72% were 9-4. At A Level, 51% of the grades were A*-A and 77% were A*-B.

Over the recent years, leavers have secured places at Oxbridge and other Russell group universities including Durham University, Imperial College London, and King's College, London.

Extra-Curricular Activities

Plymouth has a 60-strong elite athlete family of day and boarding pupils, which includes modern pentathletes, fencers, rugby and basketball players, and divers.

A wide range of activities are also offered under their Outdoor Education and Adventure programme, for example, kayaking, African adventure, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, and Ten Tors.


World-class sport facilities are offered. For example, in diving, the Plymouth Life Centre supports the professional diving training programme for divers from entry level to elite international level. The dry gym is also set up for the practice of technical skills on somersault blocks, trampolines, into the foam pit and potentially using overhead harnesses.

School Fees

Full boarding:

  • Years 7 & 8: £9,562 per term
  • Years 9-11: £10,450 per term
  • Sixth Form: £10,960 per term

Weekly boarding:

  • Years 7 & 8: £7,670 per term
  • Years 9-11: £8,338 per term
  • Sixth Form: £8,553 per term


  • Reception: £2,785 per term
  • Years 1 & 2: £3,295 per term
  • Years 3 & 4: £3,534 per term
  • Years 5 & 6: £3,698 per term
  • Years 7 & 8: £4,794 per term
  • Years 9-11: £5,462 per term
  • Sixth Form: £5,676 per term
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