It is an exciting time at Paignton Academy, our last OFSTED inspection rated us as “Good” in every category and, due to the rising intake year on year, currently the Academy is undergoing major renovations. At Waterleat Road, there are plans in place for a new £1.8 million, 5 classroom teaching block. Borough Road will shortly benefit from a brand new £3.4 million performance theatre and dining area.
To enhance the learning experience, to accommodate extra students and to provide a more personalised approach, we are moving towards splitting all the year groups across two sites. From September 2019, the Academy will welcome 150 Year 7 students at our Waterleat Road site and 150 Year 7 students at our Borough Road site. This will be a very positive step forward for the Academy, prospective students and the local areas.
The vast majority of incoming students from our main feeder primary schools in Paignton will be divided equally across the two sites to ensure parity. The small number of students from the Brixham area will be allocated to Borough Road and those students from the Torquay area will be allocated to Waterleat Road. We plan to allocate siblings to the same site, unless requested otherwise. The process of allocating sites to incoming Year 7’s will be undertaken after Paignton Academy staff have visited the primary schools in June and spoken with the primary school staff, in the months before the September entry.