Sports Day

Parents are invited to spectate at sports day on Wednesday 19th July. Events run from 9am to 3pm. All parents are to report directly to the track and stand to the left as they enter. Parents are also requested to park off college site and walk on site. Full details will appear shortly on the college website on the event timings with the track finals in the afternoon. We look forward to seeing you. From the PE faculty.

College uniform will be replaced with college PE kit by all pupils for sports day on Wednesday 19th July. We also ask pupils to bring sun protection and a drinks bottle.

Under 12s girls football Devon County finals

The Year 7 football squad embarked on the tough challenge of competing in the Devon football finals on Wednesday. They had already impressively defeated Okehampton to qualify for the finals.

The competition was in a league format of 8 teams, with the girls having to play 7 games of 10 minutes in the gruelling heat.

Tavistock girls realised the huge task ahead after narrowly losing the first two games, but showed great resilience to be unbeaten in the next four games. It was with immense pride and commitment that the girls were able to bounce back from the early setbacks to produce some outstanding football.

Even though we lost the last game an overall 5th place in Devon was a fantastic achievement!!!!!! The girls also found time to cheer on Horrabridge primary who finished third in the Under 10s event.

There were many outstanding performances including the string of brilliant saves from Chloe Knight in goal to keep four consecutive clean sheets and then follow this by amazingly scoring straight from a goalkick. It is also important to highlight the player of the tournament Tilly Murdoch. Her powerful runs from midfield were brilliant and resulted in being our top goalscorer. She is definitely a footballer to keep an eye on.

The girls were a credit to the college and again displayed the persistence, work ethic and team spirit mixed with skill to be successful at the highest level.

Tavistock 0 Paignton 1
Coombeshead 2 Tavistock 0
Tavistock 0 Park 0
Tavistock 1 (Tilly Murdoch) Wynstream 0
ISCA 0 Tavistock 0
Tavistock 1 (Tilly Murdoch) Exmouth 0
Lipson 2 Tavistock 1 (Chloe Knight)
Under 12 girls football squad
Chloe Yorath (captain)
Sophie McKenzie
Tilly Murdoch
Claire Small
Emily Lees
Hannah Lumley
Chloe Knight
Maisy Ayres
Jess Ward
Marisa Clementine.

Tavistock Athletic success at Plymouth and West Devon Championships

We took a 37 strong Athletics squad (Year 7-10) to Brickfields yesterday to compete in this tough competition.

This involved students competing in a range of events in running, throwing and jumping disciplines. The students straight from the first event, competed outstandingly well and managed to collect 18 top 2 finishes.

There were so many fantastic performances, but in particular some students managed to achieve across different events.

Becky McArthur (Year 9) won the 75 metres hurdles and then helped Eggbuckland relay team win their race, as they had only three runners.

Jack Plummer (Year 9) won the discuss and then finished 2nd in the 800 metres. This was a brilliant race with Jack clawing back a 40 metre deficit on the leader just to narrowly miss out on the victory.

Emily Frost (Year 10) showed her sprinting prowess with 2nd in the 100 metres and then helping the 400 x 100m relay girls team to also finish 2nd.

Leon Bray (Year 9) demonstrated an excellent all round athletic ability. Winning his 80 metres hurdle race with ease and finishing 3rd in the high jump. He then followed this up with a powerful 2nd leg in the 4 x 100m relay to help the Year 9 boys win the race.
All the students were superb and as always performed with commitment and the highest standards.

Selected results


Junior Girls – 75m – Becky McArthur – 1st
Junior Boys – 80m – Leon Bray 1st, Tyler Hunt 2nd

800 metres

Junior Boys – Jack Plummer – 2nd, Joe Dix – 5th

100 metres

Year 7 boys – Ben Bryant – 2nd
Junior Boys – Josh Monk – 1st (heat)
Inter girls – Emily Frost – 2nd

400 metres

Inter boys – Gabriel Schreibman – 2nd

1500 metres

Junior boys – Will Russell – 2nd, Dan Luckham – 4th

200 metres

Year 7 girls – Maddie Nettleship – 2nd (heat)
Inter girls – Olivia Kinnear – 2nd (heat), Mia Cole – 2nd (heat)
Inter boys – Gabriel Schriebman

Triple jump

Inter girls – Sophie Isaacs – 2nd, Lauren Harvey – 3rd


Junior boys – Jack Plummer – 1st

4 x 100m relays

Inter boys – Connor Johnson, Leon Bray, Ollie Thursby, Josh Monk – 1st
Inter girls – Olivia Kinnear, Issy Hillier, Mia Cole, Emily Frost – 2nd

These are outstanding results – please congratulate all involved.

Year 8 Athletics Success

Last night the Year 8 athletics team competed against schools in the Plymouth and West Devon area. There were some outstanding individual performances, as well as both the boys and girls teams working together to perform to the highest standards. This was also combined with fantastic support of each other.

This was reflected in the girls finishing 6th and the boys 4th in the team competition.

There were many top two finishes and all the results are listed below.

In particular – Izzy Bray with an outstanding endurance run finished 3rd in the 800m and then jumped over 7 metres to 2nd in the triple jump.

Jacob Bevan, Charlie Elkington and Tyler finished 2nd in the 100m, 200m and hurdles respectively and then powered the boys relay team to 2nd.

Tabitha Myler – finished 2nd in the high jump.

Joe Dix – finished 3rd in the high jump and then paced the 800m perfectly to win the final.

Will Russell – gave an endurance masterclass to win the 1500m final by half a lap.

Year 8 boys results

Hurdles – Tyler Hunt 2nd (final)
100m – Jacob Bevan 2nd (final)
200m – Charlie Elkington 2nd (final)
300m – Dan Luckham 4th (heat)
800m – Joe Dix – 1st (final)
1500m – Will Russell – 1st (final)
4 x 100m relay – 2nd
Javelin – Seth Waycott – 6th
Long Jump – Freddie Fuller – 5th
High Jump – Joe Dix – 3rd

Year 8 girls results

Hurdles – Charley Mudge – 4th (heat)
100m – Grace Baker – 3rd (final)
200m – Charlotte Myler – 3rd (heat)
300m – Shannon Bray – 3rd (heat)
800m – Izzy Bray – 3rd (final)
1500m – Abi Whitehead – 4th (final)
4 x 100m relay – 3rd
Triple Jump – Izzy Bray – 2nd
High Jump – Tabitha Myler – 2nd
Long jump – Grace Maczugowska – 6th.

All the students performed with high levels of commitment and as always were a credit to the college. The pride in their desire to achieve and also support others was outstanding.

Tavistock win Year 7 Devon co-operative schools football tournament

Year 7 football team win the Devon Co-operative school football tournament!!!

We entered two Tavistock football teams into this 16 team competition. The two groups for our teams comprised of 6 teams.

In the five group games both teams finished with records of Won 4 Drew 1 Lost 0 and won their respective groups. The style of football and character shown by both teams was fantastic and very impressive. As you can see by the results below there were tremendous performances.

Group A results

Tavistock A 2 West Exe B 0 – Hayden Halfyard, Jack Hutchinson
Okehampton A 0 Tavistock A 0
Tavistock A 1 Holsworthy B 0 – Hayden Halfyard
South Molton B 1 Tavistock A 2 – Jack Hutchinson (2)
KEVICS 0 Tavistock A 2 – Jack Hutchinson (2)

Group C results

Tavistock B 2 Budehaven 0 – Joe Short, George Mclaughlin
Okehampton B 0 Tavistock B 1 – Peter Walters-Fox
Holsworthy A 1 Tavistock B 1 – Ollie Mack
Tavistock B 4 Dawlish B 0 – Joe Short (3), Peter Walters Fox
Tiverton A 0 Tavistock B 5 – George, Joe (3), Peter

Quarter – Finals

Tavistock A 1 West Exe 0 – this was a close game, but Tavistock always had the edge and a brilliant close range finish by Jack Hutchinson from a Matt Brimacombe cross decided the game against the reigning champions.

Tavistock B 0 Okehampton A 0 – this draw saw both sides progress due to a superior goal difference.


Tavistock A 0 Okehampton A 0 – Tavistock win 4-3 on penalties.

A very tense game saw very few chances. In the penalty shoot-out Owen Hicks saved two penalties to progress the team to the final.

Tavistock B 0 Cullompton 1

One chance decided this close game and the valiant efforts of the boys wasn’t quite enough. A tremendous performance to get to this stage.


Tavistock A 2 Cullompton 1 – golden goal.

Tavistock made a fantastic start when in the first minute their influential captain Matt Brimacombe crossed for striker Jack Hutchinson to score. The game continued to be close and Cullompton got an equaliser halfway through the game. There were limited chances for the remainder of the match, but a brilliant double save from Owen Hicks took the game to golden goals extra-time. One goal wins the tournament and after a scramble in the penalty area the persistent Jack Hutchinson shot into the bottom right hand corner of the net to win the trophy for Tavistock College.


Tavistock A – Matt Brimacombe, Owen Hicks, Branden Allen, Hayden Halfyard, Will Paxman, Ffin Clarke, Jack Hutchinson

Tavistock B – Joe Short, Charlie Brownlow, Ollie Mack, Fin Shaw, George Mclaughlin, Jay Spencer, Peter Walters Fox, Tyler Ewings.

Please congratulate all the boys involved they were an absolute credit to the college. Determination, teamwork and desire to achieve clearly on show.


Girls Netball

Last Thursday the year 7 and 8 netball teams went to Launceston on a very wet and windy evening, the fixture had to be played inside due to the conditions. The year 7 girls had a great game with Rubie Hepworth as captain. Grace Maccugowska was chosen by the Launceston team as player of the match which was due to her scoring a couple of great shots. The year 7 team came away with a 3 – 0 win.

The year 8 girls had the opportunity to play two teams, the first team where slightly stronger and we lost by one goal however in the second game we came back even more determined and secured a win. The players of the match went to Kate Hillson and Amy Brimacombe.

Well done girls you showed great sporting etiquette and determination,
once again a pleasure to take away.

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Year 12 Public Services

On Thursday 19th November eight of the Year 12 public Service group organised and led a leadership session on Pew Tor as part of an assignment brief. The pupils organised a carousel of activities that ranged from map reading, compass work, stretcher making, treasure hunt and cooking then enjoying the ration packs! Regardless as to whether the Students were delivering or taking part in the activities they all excelled themselves. The weather added to the excitement when the fog came down which really tested the students navigation skills.

Well done to all involved, it was a great afternoon even if it was foggy and drizzly!BTEC PS Pew Tor Nov 2015 (16)

Netball Results

Plymouth College came to Tavistock College to play the year 7 and 8 netball team.

Both teams played for 30 minutes and had great games, the year 7 had a promising start taking the lead for the first 10 minutes however the Plymouth College shooters then found their form and managed to take the lead. Tavistock College lost their game 8 – 14. The Tavistock girls played really well and were extremely sporting and well-mannered especially when a couple of their players fell over.

Captain = Grace Maczugowska
Player of the match = Emilia Barrett

The Y8 team played fantastically against a strong Plymouth College team winning 6-5. Every player kept fighting until the end and it shows in the score! Well done Tavistock a great result against a strong team.
Captain = Jenny Green
Player of the match = Ellie Meakin
Well done Mrs Doyle

Netball News

On Thursday 15th Launceston came to Tavistock to play the year 9 and 10 team for their second game of the session. After a disappointing start to the session the year 9 Tavistock team came on court determined to win and this continued throughout the 50 minute game, the girls managed to keep their lead throughout the game winning 13 – 11.

Herminone Shaw received player of the match.

The year 10 team were not so successful with a final score of 31 -11, this was mainly down to the exceptional shooters that Launceston produced and the Tavistock team not really playing cohesively until the second half when they scored most of their goals. Regardless of the score the girls learnt a lot from the game and still enjoyed it.

Jade Coupland received player of the match.