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 for infant and junior children to 11 years, and early-years nursery care for babies and pre-school children. 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. We expect high standards in all we do and are committed to quality care, teaching and learning.
Our open days this October were the most successful we have known in many years. There was that magical buzz around the school as children and parents made the most of the activities to hand, the house sports teams to join in or cheer on, and the tours of the school.
We were delighted to show so many families round school, several with children attending our nursery as well as families whose children are not already members of Abbey.
There were lots of different activities for the children to participate in, including marbling, charcoal drawing, making book marks and much more, and the children were thrilled to be introduced to Elliot, the bearded dragon, guinea pigs Midnight and Fudge, Hammy the hamster and some stick insects, all courtesy of Mrs Coomer and Edward.
The most exciting events on Saturday morning were the inter house handball matches won by Tavistock (Yellow) with runners up Buckland (Blue). There is always a winner in such an event, but we would like to congratulate all who took part.
Everyone was most deserving of the homebaked cakes and biscuits provided as after match refreshments by Mrs Retallick and her staff.
If you are looking for a school for your child, why not bring them to join Abbey children who are all ...
Learning to Love Learning
Headteacher— Mrs S J Greinig
Please contact me if you would like any further information about our school. We all look forward to your child becoming a pupil at Abbey School and to
your involvement with the school.
Telephone 01803 327868
Mrs Sylvia Greinig
The main focus of my work lies in helping children to learn how to learn, and amongst everything else we do in our industrious and cheerful primary school, this is something we encourage in all our pupils. My desired outcome for Abbey School is to develop independent learning in all or our pupils. More >
Autumn Term 2012
Tuesday 11th September
Tuesday 11th December (noon finish)
Half Term 29th October – 2nd November
Abbey teachers are skilled and sympathetic, are specialists in the field of primary and nursery education and more than that, understand how young children learn. Over many successful years our school has developed a meticulously planned and proven educational programme that is delivered in a stimulating, caring and safe environment.
This supports the development and learning of ALL pupils, whatever their individual requirements, throughout their nursery, infant and junior years. A steady 'gearing upwards' of academic standards is thus achieved, with children throughout the school producing exceptional academic results year on year.
With so many parents now having internet access, we've decided to make our school reading lists available online. We hope this will prove very convenient for parents and save a lot of time that might be spent trawling shops for the books.
The service is provided free by a website called Lovereading4schools.co.uk and all the books are available to buy at a 25% discount. Uniquely, schools and parents can download a free Opening Extract of each book to find out which their children will most enjoy before buying. And for every £100 spent by parents of our school we are given a £5 book voucher to purchase more books for our school library, benefiting your child even further.
Click the icon below at bottom right CLICK, or go to the web address below to go to our online reading lists.
You will be asked to register as a parent and create your own account. It's free, and very important as it enables us to be sent our free book vouchers for the school library. All you need is an email address and a password that you can remember.
Once you have registered you will need to LOGIN each time you visit the school reading lists.
After registration you will be sent to the schools book page and there just click on any of the book lists to see the books in those lists.
Finally, please remember to bookmark our school's page to make it easier for you next time you visit the site.