Paignton Community and Sports College
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Paignton Community and Sports College is a secondary school and specialist Sports College with academy status in South Devon, England. The College has over 1926 pupils on roll, including 285 sixth form students, the majority coming from the Paignton area.
The College welcomed its first non-selective intake into Year 7 in 1992 and first sixth form students in September 1995.
Paignton Community and Sports College has been a designated specialist Sports College since September 2002. Through achieving Specialist School Status the college has received extra funding.
As Paignton Community College was bidding to become a Sports College, it was also invited to put in a bid for the School Sports Co-ordinator Project (SSCO) on behalf of Torbay. This bid was successful and the Partnership Development Manager works with the College and involves all primary, special and secondary schools in the Bay. In conjunction with Torbay Council using much of the work undertaken for the Sports College bid, an application was made to NOF (New Opportunities Fund) for additional sporting facilities. This bid was also successful and the College was only one of four schools to be successful in securing funding at that time. This has resulted in a much needed Sports Hall and Fitness Suite being built on the Borough Road site.
The school became an academy on 1 October 2012.
The College was awarded the “Investors in People” award in January 2006 to reflect its high standard of staff development and training. Despite its size the school does not offer either the International Baccalaureate or the Pre-U as a sixth form option.
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