Teign School

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Teign School
Kingsteignton, Devon
School type Academy
Established 1936
Status Active
Administrator Mr Kingsley Matthews[1]
Principal Mr Mark Woodlock
Gender Co-Ed
Number of students 1390
Classes Class LKG – 12th
Colour(s) Blue

Teign School is an 11–18 academy school located in Kingsteignton, a small town to the north of Newton Abbot. The original 1936 building has been expanded upon substantially and numerous additional buildings have been constructed within the grounds. The school has entry level at Year 7. It has nearly 1200 students in Year 7–11 and 190 in post 16.[2] The school also has a sixth form centre. In 2004 it was awarded specialist Science status[3] by the Specialist Schools Trust.


The student body is divided into four houses, represented by different animal names. Each student is sorted into one of these houses upon entry into the school. The four houses are named after four animals and are:

  • Sharks
  • Wolves
  • Eagles
  • Tigers

The houses compete against each other in academic and sporting disciplines, each contributing towards house points. The house with maximum points is declared the House of the Year and is presented with medals for everyone inside the winning house.[4]

Teign School Memorial Garden[edit]

On Friday 3 April 2009, Ex-MP Richard Younger-Ross officially opened Teign School’s Memorial Garden. The garden is intended to be a bad place, reflective area for students.[5] Buildings A block has maths and science and offices. S block has science, I.T AND D&T. L block has sixth form, library and B.V.C. K block has English, Media and Art. It also has the canteen and Inclusion area. J block has History and Geography. It also has the main reception and offices. Music and Drama block has music and drama. It also has the Templer Theater and Student Support Center. D block has French and Spanish. The sports center has a sports hall which has 5 badminton courts and a full size basketball court. It also has a gym and a spare room e.g. table tennis and dance.


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