Torquay Academy

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Torquay Academy
Motto To aspire and to achieve
Established 1938
Headteacher Mr S R Margetts
Chairman of Governors Vince Flower
Location Cricketfield Road
Students 1,200
Gender mixed
Ages 11–18
Colours Grey      and Burgundy     

Torquay Academy is an over-subscribed non-selective 11 to 18 school in Torquay, Devon, England. Prior to 1 September 2012 it was known as Torquay Community College. The academy is part of a Multi-Academy Trust in partnership with Torquay Boys' Grammar School.[1]

The head teacher is Steve Margetts.[2] In January 2010, the school moved into a new building[3] as part of the Building Schools for the Future scheme.[4] In March 2012, a short film about the school's innovative design was made by ITN and broadcast at the Building Schools Exhibition and Conference.[5]


  1. ^ School's academy era, This is South Devon, 2012-09-22. Retrieved 2012-09-27.
  2. ^ [1], Principal's Blog.
  3. ^ "£28m new college is a school for the future". This Is Exeter. 14 January 2010. Retrieved 31 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Devon school rebuild projects cancelled". BBC. 5 July 2010. Retrieved 31 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "School's innovative design hailed in construction film". This Is Exeter. 17 March 2010. Retrieved 31 May 2012. 

Coordinates: 50°28′47″N 3°32′32″W / 50.47972°N 3.54222°W / 50.47972; -3.54222