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!
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.
Abbey School is a member of the Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS).
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Please phone the School Administrator for assistance on: 01803 327868Find out more about Abbey School
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.
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.Find out more
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).Find out more
On completing their infant years in Year 2, children join the Junior School (Years 3-6) in KS2 at the age of 7.Find out more
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 327868Find out more
For us as parents, Abbey has made memories to cherish from the daily written descriptions of what Andrew has been up to, to cheering him along on his first sports day and on stage in the nursery play. Abbey nursery is, quite simply, a very special place.
Dr Louise Lawrence
Abbey Nursery is more than just 'childcare', as a parent I appreciate the consistency and experience of the teachers, and they way they really get to know the children as individuals, working with you as a parent to ensure the very best for each child, whatever their needs or abilities might be.
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