Ofsted visited Paignton Academy on 29th September 2020 in accordance with their published procedures for visiting schools while routine inspections are temporarily suspended.

To view the letter giving an overview of the discussions about what has happened in the Academy this term, please click on the link below.

Letter from Ofsted following their visit to Paignton Academy in September 2020

Ofsted Report
Inspection: 8th and 9th November 2016

The Academy had its last full inspection by Ofsted in November 2016. Please find below a link to the full report and a one page document of extracted quotes.

Academy staff, students, parents and governance are delighted that the report recognises all of the fantastic work that takes place and the excellent achievements of the students in our Academy.

The inspection team deemed Paignton Academy to be “Good” in every aspect of the inspection.

Inspection dates  8–9 November 2016
Overall effectiveness Good 
Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 
Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 
Personal development, behaviour and welfare Good 
Outcomes for pupils Good 
16 to 19 study programmes Good 

Mark Smith, Head of School, commented;

“This positive report from Ofsted is now testament to the excellent job our Academy does in educating young people of all abilities”.

“I am very proud indeed to have the privilege of leading such a superb team of people right across the Academy, teaching staff and support staff who work tirelessly on behalf of the Academy. This report reflects their dedication and the successes of our students.”

Ofsted – Full Inspection Report

Ofsted Quotes


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