2nd/3rd July 2015: New Year 7 Induction Days
29th June – 3rd July 2015: Gold DofE Assessment
1st July 2015: Induction Evening for New Year 7 Parents
29th June 2015: new timetable begins
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Academy launches new Reward System
29 Jun. 2015

Academy launches new Reward System


Today as we embark on our new academic year we have launched a new reward system in the Academy.   Students will be awarded points within lessons for the following categories. Creative Thinker Effective Participator Independant Enquirer P.E PRIDE CARD Reflective Learner Self Manager Team Worker Students will also be rewarded vivo points for positive behaviour, […]

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Year 11 (current Year 10) PPE Exams: 6th July 2015
11 Jun. 2015

Year 11 (current Year 10) PPE Exams: 6th July 2015


Year 11 will be taking their PPEs (Pre-Public Exams) during the week of the 6th July.  This will be the first opportunity for the students to have crucial exam practice in a formal situation prior to their GCSE exams.  It is essential that Year 11 start their revision for these exams now.  It is important that […]

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Paignton does Paris
30 Jun. 2015

Paignton does Paris


This year 48 pupils signed up for four fun-filled days in Paris visiting the Disney Park and the Eiffel Tower.  The trip proved to be a success with both the pupils and members of staff enjoying fast rides, fireworks, beautiful scenes and sunshine. The pupils were a credit to the Academy and learnt many valuable […]

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30 Jun. 2015

Geography PPE Revision Resources


There are some good revision resources on www.paigntononline.com (our VLE) for Year 11 GCSE Geography students. Just click the link below: Geography Revision The exams take place on: Tuesday, 7th July – Options B and C Wednesday, 8th July – Option A

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Work Experience 2015
29 Jun. 2015

Work Experience 2015


​Please find below a link to a copy of the letter given to pupils regarding Work Experience.   Work Experience Letter 2015 Those year 11 students who would like to take part in work experience will need to complete an Application Form​ (link also below) and then email the completed form to: careers@paigntonacademy.org​. Application Form […]

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25 Jun. 2015

French Fashion Show at Academy!


Friday, 19th June saw some fun entries at a mock up of a French Fashion Show.  The students presented in teams describing their outfits in French detailing who had designed it and who they took their inspiration from: we have been researching the famous French fashion houses such as: Chanel, Christian Dior , Yves St Laurent, Jean Paul […]

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Year 7 Students attend Science and Technology Day
25 Jun. 2015

Year 7 Students attend Science and Technology Day


On Wednesday, 18th June a delightful group of Year 7 pupils attended a Science & Technology Taster Day at the University of Plymouth. Although the sun was shinning brightly there was little time to enjoy it!  Pupils were invited to a presentation on University life, courses and what a degree really means.  They were then […]

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Silver DofE Students Expedition
25 Jun. 2015

Silver DofE Students Expedition


On Monday, 23rd June six of our Silver DofE students began their three day expedition into the wilds of Wales and the Black Mountains. Starting from Trewicket Mill the students headed off independently, carrying their own kit towards Hay-on-Wye along the banks of the infamous River Wye. On Tuesday, 24th June they sat on ‘Lord Herefords Knob’ […]

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PCSA welcomes Nigerian Visitors
16 Jun. 2015

PCSA welcomes Nigerian Visitors


The Academy welcomed the following staff  into school during the week of 8th – 12th June: The members of staff from the Academy’s two partner schools in Lagos, Nigeria: Lagos Senior City College and Sanya Senior Grammar School spent time in the Academy working with pupils in Years 7, 8 and 9.  They played a key […]

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Activities Week: Monday 22nd – Friday 26th June 2015
16 Jun. 2015

Activities Week: Monday 22nd – Friday 26th June 2015


All students will be receiving their information packs during the week commencing Monday 8th June.  This will be done via Assemblies and Form Tutors.  The information in these packs is very important and tells parents/guardians all the details about meeting times, venues, what to wear, what to bring and transport for every session your child […]

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15 Jun. 2015

Bronze Medallists


The Year 9 Rounders’ Team performed superbly at the South Devon Schools’ Tournament on Wednesday, 10th June. The girls demonstrated high quality play, finishing joint top of their pool after going undefeated.  The winner of the pool was decided by the number of rounders scored, our girls only came second by half a rounder.  The Paignton Academy Team advanced to […]

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