Plymouth College


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We hope the following FAQs help to answer any queries you may have. For more information please do not hesitate to get in touch.

How do I organise a visit to the school?

Please telephone + 44 (0)1752 505115 or email admissions@plymouthcollege.com  to make an appointment.

While we are unable to offer visits to the school site at the moment we would be delighted to welcome you via a video call.

Will my child have to sit an entrance test?

Pupils wishing to join Years 7 – 11 are required to sit an entrance assessment in English and Mathematics. These tests can be taken at Plymouth College or at the pupil’s current school if the school is willing to supervise the tests on our behalf.

What are the requirements for Sixth Form entry?

A Minimum of 6 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above to include English and Mathematics. At least a Grade 6 is obtained in the subjects the student would like to study in the Sixth Form. International students will be asked to sit a test in English and Mathematics


Do you accept children at any time during the academic year?

Yes, providing there is space available in the year group.

What scholarships do you offer?

Academic. Sport, Art, Music, Drama and the Head's Award.  We also have a specific scholarship for performance swimmers - please contact the admissions team for more information.

Can my child board at Plymouth College?

We have 3 boarding options; Full Boarding, Weekly Boarding and Flexi Boarding.

Boarding places are available at Plymouth College and we welcome applications from Year 7 through to Sixth Form. As well as our UK boarders, we have more than 40 different nationalities, resulting in boarding being truly international

Do you offer Taster Days?

At the moment we are unable to offer taster days but under normal circumstances taster days are available in all year groups. Where possible, we will try to find a day which offers some of the lessons that your child enjoys. Taster days are offered in the Sixth Form for students currently in Year 11 and we will try to find a day where the subjects that they would like to study for A level are being taught.

Taster sessions can be arranged for students thinking about boarding at the school and these can last for one or more nights providing there is a bed available.

Do you have a Bursary Scheme?

Parents wishing to apply for a bursary are asked to contact our Admissions Team - admissions@plymouthcollege.com for a copy of the financial assistance policy and bursary application form.

Awards of up to 50% of the school fees can be made and it is possible for a pupil to have a combination of both scholarship and bursary. This combination will not exceed 50% of the school fees. 


Do you offer discounts to Services Personnel?

The transient nature of life in the armed forces makes boarding a popular option and we provide an environment that offers military children stability. The CEA (Continuity of Education Allowance) is available to all ranks and combined with our armed forces discount means that a family will typically only pay 10% of the school’s termly fees for boarding pupils.

The Forces Discount for new joiners, both day and boarding, is 20% of the termly fee. One parent must be a current serving member of the armed forces. Presentation of a valid forces identification is required each year, to maintain the discount.

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