at Church Road, Plymstock, Plymouth , PL9 9
Plymstock School is a state comprehensive secondary school (ages 11–18) in Plymstock, a popular suburb of Plymouth, Devon, England. It was the first West Devon comprehensive school (built on the core of a post war secondary school) and is now a Specialist Sports College. it has 1,626 students, of whom 240 are in the sixth form. In April 2011, the school became an academy.Plymstock School was maintained by Devon County Council until 1 April 1967, when it was transferred to Plymouth City Council which has maintained it until April 2011. In 2003 it underwent what was reported as a budget crisis, forcing redundancies and reduced spending on new classrooms to replace temporary facilities. The school offers AS and A levels as the sixth form option, having no plans despite the large pupil numbers, to teach the International Baccalaureat or the pre-U despite the IB now being offered in many leading schools in the city and county including, Plymouth High School for Girls, Plymouth College and Exeter School on the basis that such qualifications are not essential in England.In many of the last School ratings in Local, and National Newspapers, have claimed Plymstock to be in the top 5 of Plymouth, with the higher ranked schools being Private (11+ examination schools) and within the top 800 of England. (Herald, The Independent). As of the 2009 OFSTED report, this school has been rated as 'Outstanding'.
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