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Plymouth College


Latest UK Government Announcement - 4 January 2021

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Last updated: 04.01.21

COVID-19 updates

Last update: 08/01/2021 

The current national lockdown in England means that the school site is now closed to all pupils apart from those of key workers and vulnerable children.  Our remote learning provision is now in operation.

With regard to GCSE and A Level assessments, we are still waiting to receive the guidance.  Please be reassured that as soon as we know further details about how the grading assessment will work we will let you know.

If you have any queries then, as ever, please contact us using

The best way to keep up to date with everything we are doing is through our social media channels - see our recent posts below -  


We are delighted to launch our new personalised Virtual Visits. Find out more here. 

Our Admissions team is very much operating on a business as usual basis and will maintain the current level of work.

If you are interested in a place at Plymouth College for your child(ren) then please do contact the Admissions team and they will advise you on the next steps. 

Plymouth College Admissions 

Our Virtual Tour

We are delighted to share with you our new virtual tour of Plymouth College. Here you can have an insight into our impeccable facilities from the comfort of your own home. 

We are also offering Virtual Visits which offer video calls with the Headmaster and other keep staff. 

Click here to register


Summer exams

Latest news, 3 April 2020

Further to Ofqual’s guidance issued today (detailed here), we continue to work with exam boards in order to comply with the guidance regarding the award of GCSE, ALevel and BTEC grades. Our Heads of Department, Mr Grey, Mr Carr and Miss Venon are working on collating all the necessary information required to send to the examination boards. We will continue to offer pupils the chance to take part in the optional assessments after the Easter holidays and Mr Grey will be in touch about the arrangements for this soon. Whilst we are not encouraged to seek additional pieces of evidence from Ofqual, we feel we would like to offer our pupils the chance to take part in these assessments, should they wish. Rest assured they will not be disadvantaged, if they either chose to take this opportunity, or not. One important point to note from Ofqual’s guidance today is that the information provided to the exam boards must remain confidential and so we as a school will not be able to discuss the information we provide to the examining bodies. I ask both parents and pupils to respect this. Many thanks for your ongoing support in this matter.

Should you have any immediate questions regarding this, please contact

Home Learning Hub 

Please find our letter regarding the new Home Learning Hub for Year 11 and Upper Sixth pupils 


Information video from Ofqual 17 April 2020


In a statement from Ofqual - 

Our response to Gavin Williamson's statement on summer exams

Published 18 March 2020

From: Ofqual
We welcome the certainty that the Secretary of State’s decision not to hold exams this summer provides in these challenging circumstances. We will now work urgently with the Department for Education to work through the detail of this decision and to provide more information as soon as possible.

Our response 

We have written to parents regarding our plans for the summer term and the examinations of our year 11 and year 13 pupils. 

Letter from the Headmaster_23 March 2020

Family Holidays / Travel

Please check FCO travel advice pages for the latest information, including advice on quarantine while you're abroad, insurance and entry restrictions.

Please also be aware that some countries are likely to put the UK as high risk area and flights may well stop to the UK from these countries. These are unprecedented times so we advise you seek clarification before travelling.


Supporting our boarding pupils during this uncertain time is paramount and we are doing all we can to ensure we keep in regular communication with our boarding pupils, families and agents. 

We are closely monitoring the latest BSA and government guidance to continue developing our plans for a safe return to school once we are told we can do so. 

For more information about our boarding community, including our new boarding tour - visit our Boarding for September 2020 page. 

Please find below the latest letter from the Department for International Trade regarding the country's preparations for welcoming back all international students - 


Please see below the latest message from our Head of Boarding, Mr Byrne -