Ofsted 2016 Report - City College Plymouth

About Plymouth

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The City of Plymouth

Whether this is your first visit to Plymouth or your hundredth, you will find something exciting to see and do. Plymouth is lucky to enjoy a spectacular setting that looks out over a large natural harbour, while being only minutes from Dartmoor National Park.

A historic city of international proportions, Plymouth has been at the forefront of world maritime exploration for many hundreds of years. The vibrant waterfront city is where a spirited maritime heritage meets a lively cultural scene.


  • has a population of over 250,000 and is located in the beautiful South West of England
  • is a coastal city, surrounded by many miles of dramatic coastline and beaches
  • has a large shopping centre at its heart with a fantastic mall
  • has many facilities for young people and students in the City, including bars, nightclubs, cafes, restaurants, art galleries and cinemas
  • is famous for its maritime history and has one of the most beautiful natural harbours in the world
  • has a historic harbour area called The Barbican which  has 16th century buildings, craft shops, outdoor cafes and bars.

You can find out more information on the great city of Plymouth on the Visit Plymouth website.

Mayflower 400

2020 marks to 400 year anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower to America. Leaving Plymouth harbour on 6 September 1620 and arriving in Cape Cod in November that year, the crossing is celebrated in both the UK and the US.

To mark the 400th anniversary, extensive plans have been set in the run up to 2020, culminating in a celebration of the Mayflower setting sail.

City College Plymouth is delighted to be supporting Mayflower 400. Watch this space for further information of the events taking place and how you can get involved and support the celebrations.


A view across Plymouth Hoe

Sutton Harbour


Hoe Foreshore

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