Coombeshead Academy

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Coombeshead Academy
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Motto Academic Excellence in a Comprehensive World
Type Academy
Headteacher Matthew Shanks
Specialism Mathematics, Arts and a designated Training School
Location Coombeshead Road
Newton Abbot
Devon
TQ12 1PT
England, United Kingdom Coordinates: 50°32′05″N 3°37′13″W / 50.5346°N 3.6204°W / 50.5346; -3.6204
DfE URN 137176 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students 1149
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Colours Green, Yellow and Black
Website coombeshead.com

Coombeshead Academy, formerly Coombeshead College, is an academy in Newton Abbot, Devon, England. It has a specialism in maths and the arts. As of February 2012 the academy had 1,149 pupils.[1]

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.[2]

Bushell Theatre[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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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