Joining Abbey School in Torquay, Devon

If you have a young family to educate and live in Torbay, South Devon in the South West peninsula of England, you are very fortunate for more than geographic reasons. At the heart of St. Marychurch in Torquay is Abbey School, a happy and flourishing Independent preparatory day school and nursery. We provide excellent all-round education and seamless progression for children from babies to 11 years old. We are a Torbay Nursery, a Torbay Infant School and a Torbay Junior School. We are right here on the spot for you and you need look no further!

As an independent school educating children in our nursery, infant and junior departments, you will find us small yet dynamic. All of our children are valued and the development of happy and independent learners is our focus. Parents often comment that the school develops in their children an ‘I Can’ attitude and a sense of purpose. We expect high standards in all we do and are committed to quality care, teaching and learning.

We are very proud of our School and would urge you to visit us if you have not already done so.  We look forward to welcoming you to Abbey School. Joining Abbey School, Torquay is easy. Phone our administrator for assistance: 01803 327868

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School hours of opening

8.00 am - 5.30 pm

Ages of Entry

Nursery

Children enter our Nursery from babies. Should you choose to return to work following your maternity leave, come in and discuss your requirements with our Head of Nursery. Government funding is accepted for all three and four year olds who attend our nursery.

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Foundation

The two year foundation program starts with pre-schoolers in Foundation 1 at the top of the nursery and seamlessly these children then transfer into school uniform for a transition year in Foundation 2, otherwise known as the Reception Class, before entering Key Stage 1 in Year 1.

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Infant Department

In the September of the academic year in which they have their 6th birthday, children transfer into Year 1 at the start of a two year KS1 programme. (Years 1 and 2).

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Junior Department

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On completing their infant years in Year 2, children join the Junior School (Years 3-6) in KS2 at the age of 7.

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Joining Abbey School in Torquay is easy

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Whilst most pupils join the School at the beginning of either Nursery or Reception, Abbey School accepts pupils at other stages in their education depending on availability of places. Contact our Administrator for assistance: 01803 327868

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What parents say about our school

My child has enjoyed being in nursery from day 1. He never wants to come home!

Sue Mc Cormick

We are very pleased with the high standard of teaching and organised curriculum of Abbey school and would highly recommend sending your child to the school. The personalised learning style at Abbey school helps all of the individual needs of each pupil.

Mr R Cherry

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