Paignton Community and Sports College
|Institution Type: Community School
Age Range: 11 - 18
Religious Character: Does not apply.
School Capacity: 2188
Pupils on Roll: 1726 Boys: 881 Girls: 845
Admissions Policy: Comprehensive
Head: Miss Jane English Mba Npqh Bed
Tel: 01803 403005
Waterleat RoadPaignton, DEV, TQ3 3WA
United Kingdom50° 25' 48.1656" N, 3° 35' 9.5316" W
Local Authority: Torbay
Parliamentary Constituency: Torbay
Ofsted school description
Paignton Community and Sports College is a much larger than average, non-selective school situated on two sites on the western outskirts of Paignton. There are eight local secondary schools, five of which operate selective entry. Specialist school status for sports was awarded in 2002. Pupils are drawn from a wide area within Torbay, which has pockets of significant economic disadvantage. The percentage of pupils entitled to free school meals is above the national average. About one quarter of the pupils, well above the national average, have learning difficulties or disabilities. Amongst other significant groups within the school are pupils in care and those for whom the local authority has difficulty in finding a school place. The number of pupils who join the college at times other than the start of the year is high.
School pupil demographics
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