Principal’s Welcome

I am delighted to welcome you to Paignton Academy website, part of the Bay Education Trust. Paignton Academy is a heavily oversubscribed 11-16 academy of 1400 students based on two sites: Waterleat Road and Borough Road. We are two sites but, crucially, one school. 

At Paignton Academy, we seek to develop all students, both academically, socially, culturally and emotionally. During their time at this academy, we will ensure that students receive excellent teaching and learning within a highly disciplined but supportive environment so that your son or daughter has the very best opportunity to gain outstanding qualifications. More so than this, we also develop a deep sense of social, civic and personal responsibility within our students.  We set very high expectations and focus on discipline, self-discipline, responsibility, duty, gratitude, kindness and community whilst ensuring that good work, citizenship, effort, progress and attainment is always formally recognised and celebrated throughout the school.   We are exceptionally ambitious and want our students to be able to experience the full range of opportunities open to them- both within their local environment but also nationally and internationally.

– Derwyn Williams, Principal of Paignton Academy

Waterleat Road

Waterleat Road, Paignton


TQ3 3WA 

01803 403005

Borough Road

Borough Road, Paignton



01803 403003

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