Welcome to Abbey School

If you have a young family to educate and live in Torbay, South Devon in the south west peninsula of England, you are very fortunate for more than geographic reasons.

At the heart of St. Marychurch in Torquay is Abbey School, a happy and flourishing IAPS independent preparatory day school and nursery. We are a Torbay Nursery, a Torbay Infant School and a Torbay Junior School. We are right here on the spot for you and you need look no further! We provide excellent all-round education and seamless progression for children from babies to 11 years old. As an independent school educating children through their nursery, infant and junior years, you will find us small yet dynamic.

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All of our children are valued as individuals and the development of happy and independent learners is our focus. We offer learning opportunities through many co-curricular activities as well as the school curriculum and we recognise and acknowledge success in all areas of school life.

We offer learning opportunities through many co-curricular activities as well as the school curriculum and we recognise and acknowledge success in all areas of school life. We are exponents of lifelong learning and our teachers are committed to their own professional development. We expect high standards in all we do and are committed to quality care, teaching and learning.

Ofsted Report

In September 2016, Abbey School Nursery was inspected by Ofsted, and received an overall rating of 'Outstanding' for ‘Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare’.

Our attainment of pupils is consistently above the standards expected nationally and all, including those who are disabled or have special educational needs, make strong progress from their starting points.

Meet our staff

Abbey School is proud to employ teachers who are specialists in the field of primary or nursery education.

Many members of staff have dedicated their teaching life to the development of educational programmes and curriculum subjects specifically designed to enrich the lives of young children.