Admissions at Abbey School, Torquay

We are a non-selective school and our average 11+ pass rate for our Year 6 cohorts over the last 4 years is 95%.

At Abbey School we do not have any specific intake periods as such, instead preferring to try our very best to accommodate children at any point during the academic year. New pupils will always be welcomed into the School subject to availability of places.

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Children enter our Nursery from babies. Should you choose to return to work following your maternity leave, come in and discuss your requirements with our Head of Nursery. Government funding is accepted for all three and four year olds who attend our nursery.


The two year foundation program starts with pre-schoolers in Foundation 1 at the top of the nursery and seamlessly these children then transfer into school uniform for a transition year in Foundation 2, otherwise known as the Reception Class, before entering Key Stage 1 in Year 1.


In the September of the academic year in which they have their 6th birthday, children transfer into Year 1 at the start of a two year KS1 programme. (Years 1 and 2).


On completing their infant years in Year 2, children join the Junior School (Years 3-6) in KS2 at the age of 7.

  • Peter & Theresa Rogers
    We wrote after our daughters did so well in their GCSE's but have even more news to celebrate. In their A Level exams both have come in the top five results in the country for A Level Computing
    Peter & Theresa Rogers
  • Jo Spurle
    Abbey Nursery is more than just 'childcare', as a parent I appreciate the consistency and experience of the teachers, and they way they really get to know the children as individuals, working with you as a parent to ensure the very best for each child, whatever their needs or abilities might be.
    Jo Spurle
  • Russell & Helen Bennett

    Our children have a 'can-do' attitude to life which has come directly from attending Abbey School

    Russell & Helen Bennett
  • Mr R Cherry
    We are very pleased with the high standard of teaching and organised curriculum of Abbey school and would highly recommend sending your child to the school. The personalised learning style at Abbey school helps all of the individual needs of each pupil.
    Mr R Cherry
  • Dr Louise Lawrence
    For us as parents, Abbey has made memories to cherish from the daily written descriptions of what Andrew has been up to, to cheering him along on his first sports day and on stage in the nursery play. Abbey nursery is, quite simply, a very special place.
    Dr Louise Lawrence
  • Sue Mc Cormick

    My child has enjoyed being in nursery from day 1. He never wants to come home!

    Sue Mc Cormick

Find out more about Abbey School

If you’d like to know more about any aspect of our school or admissions process, then please either give us a call on 01803 327868 or complete and submit the adjacent enquiry form. One of our team will respond as soon as possible.