|Motto||Academic Excellence in a Comprehensive World|
|Specialism||Mathematics, Arts and a designated Training School|
England, United Kingdom Coordinates:
|DfE URN||137176 Tables|
|Ofsted||Reports Pre-academy reports|
|Colours||Green, Yellow and Black|
In the 2011/12 school year, Coombeshead had record results with 57% of its students achieving five or more C or higher GCSEs including English and maths. Results have improved over 12% in four years. The school has a welcoming air and its students were rated outstanding by Ofsted.
In the 2011 Spring term Coombeshead Academy opened The Bushell to the community. The theatre is used for the school's expressive arts shows, music concerts, and drama productions.
Templer Academy Schools' Trust
Since early 2013 Coombeshead has been part of Templer Academy Schools' Trust (TAST) several schools are part of TAST including Teign School, Rydon Primary School and Christow Primary School. TAST also includes TQ12, a skills and training center.
Newton Abbot College Merge Proposal
In 2013 a proposal was introduced to the community to merge the two secondary school in Newton Abbot: Newton Abbot College and Coombeshead Academy. The proposal meant that instead of two separate schools there would be only one main secondary school in Newton Abbot. The merge was to start in the academic year 2014-15 in September '14. Later in the academic year 2012-13 it was announced the proposal would not take place and both schools will remain the same.
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