St Marychurch, Torquay, Devon TQ1 4PR
10 reasons to choose Abbey School
Abbey School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 76. It is one of the best independent prep schools in Torquay and one of the 6 best primary schools for 7 miles.
Abbey School is an independent prep day school for boys and girls (40%/60%) between the ages of 3 months and 11 years. The school has a non-selective admissions policy. It is a standalone prep school, not tied to any one senior school. Abbey School fees range from £3,650 (Rec) to £4,550 per term (2023/24).
Average class size
Abbey School has one class per year and an average class size of 7 pupils.
Destinations for Abbey School leavers are a local selective independent or maintained school. A four-year average for attainment in Year 6 SATS puts Abbey School in the top 10.0% of all prep and primary schools in England. Results vary from the top 2.4% in 2018 to the top 30.0% in 2017.
The Abbey School curriculum
School curriculum is based on the National Curriculum and also includes PSHE. There is some cross-curricular skill development in the ‘creative’ curriculum. The school offers each child a handful of extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers and a residential trip in Year 6.
Specialist teachers for drama, music and languages throughout.
Sport at Abbey School
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Representative teams in major sports from Year 3.
The Arts at Abbey School
Art and music are taught as discrete curricular subjects to all pupils. Drama is part of the creative and co-curriculum. Choir and one or two instrument ensembles. There may be an occasional extra-curricular performing arts or arts & crafts club.
Wraparound care from 8.00am to 5.30pm.
Find another school near Abbey School
Trinity School, Teignmouth (7 miles); Stover School (9.4 miles); South Devon Steiner School (14 miles).
The Spires College (0.4 miles); Torquay Girls Grammar School (1.6 miles); Torquay Boys’ Grammar School (1.8 miles).