Torquay Academy

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Torquay Academy
Cricketfield Road

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MottoTo aspire and to achieve
Chairman of GovernorsVince Flower
Head teacherMr S R Margetts
Age11 to 18
Colour(s)Grey     , burgundy     

Torquay Academy is an over-subscribed non-selective 11 to 18 school in Torquay, Devon, England. Before 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.[2]

The headteacher is Steve Margetts.[3] In January 2010, the school moved into a new building[4] as part of the Building Schools for the Future scheme.[5] 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.[6]

Following an Ofsted inspection in June 2016, the school was rated "good" on all criteria.[1]


  1. ^ a b Ofsted: Torquay Academy inspection 14–15 June 2016
  2. ^ "School's academy era", This is South Devon, 22 September 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2012.
  3. ^ [1], Principal's Blog.
  4. ^ "£28m new college is a school for the future". This Is Exeter. 14 January 2010. Retrieved 31 May 2012.
  5. ^ "Devon school rebuild projects cancelled". BBC News. 5 July 2010. Retrieved 31 May 2012.
  6. ^ "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