Investors in Work Related and Enterprise Learning

In March 2010 the Academy was re-awarded the Investors in Work Related and Enterprise Learning Award (IWREL) in recognition of its commitment to the education of people in the world of work.   Paignton Community & Sports Academy has been accredited with the award since September 2002.

The Academy is committed to developing and sustaining a culture of enterprise and work related learning by providing students across all key stages, opportunities to develop a range of useful life skills.  This has been achieved through the range of activities led by either school staff, the school enterprise education co-ordinator, students or our range of business partners.

 “enabling our students to gain a better insight into the world of work, enabling them to  become happy and dynamic employees and employers”

Healthy Schools’ Award

The Academy received this prestigious award having achieved the designated standard in the areas of personal, social and health education; healthy eating; physical activity; and emotional health and well-being.  The Academy was also awarded ‘flagship status’ for developing Food for Life in the community.

Full International Award

In 2011 the Academy was awarded the Full International Award by the British Council.  The Academy has effective links with Ethiopia and Nigeria through the Dreams and Teams and Connecting Classroom projects and, more recently, with Beijing in China.

Football Charter Standard Specialist Sports College in Devon

The Academy has received this award for the third consecutive year.  This award is judged on all aspects of football, including curricular, extra-curricular and holiday activities as well as the opportunities and festivals organised by the Torbay Sports Partnership Programme.

Investors in Careers

The Academy’s commitment to this important area is reflected in the fact that we were one of the first schools in Devon and Cornwall to receive the Investors in Careers Award.

Governor Mark

Governor Mark is a National Award.  The Award marks the excellence of governance in the Academy: we were the first secondary school in the South West to receive this prestigious award.